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Rumors du Jour – Deutsche Bank

|Includes: Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), AET, AFFX, AROC, AVID, BAC, BGG, BSX, BYD, C, CAA, CDI, CEG, CLGX, COCO, CVG, DYN, EA, FSS, GVA, HNT, HUM, IN, JBLU, KEY, LPX, LUV, LYV, MI, ODP, PHM, PKY, PVAHQ, RF, RYL, S, SAH, TEX, THQIQ, TLAB, TTWO, UFPI, UNTD, VLO, WCG, WEN, WPP, WY, XL

HedgeFundLIVE- In a report last night, Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Equity Strategy team said the M&A cycle has room to run this year and listed their top 50 M&A candidates in the S&P 1500.   The list is as follows:

Consumer:  ADM, BYD, COCO, LYV, ODP, PHM, RYL, SAH, SPF, WEN

Energy:  CEG, DYN, EXH, PVA, VLO

Financials:  BAC, C, KEY, MI, PKY, RF, XL, WY

Health Care:  AFFX, BSX, CVH, HNT, HUM, WCG

Industrial/Materials:  ABFS, BGG, CDI, FSS, GVA, JBLU, LPX, LUV, TEX, UFPI, WPP

Tech/Telecom:  AVID, CLGX, CVG, ERTS, IN, S, THQI, TLAB, TTWO, UNTD

As most of you know we always try to stay up to date on potential takeout targets so some of these names seem familiar to be while other’s come as a shock.  First I was taken back when I saw BAC and C as potential targets but I guess you have to but a few bold picks out.  Although, C and BAC seem extreme some of these names did match up with our lists from the past and they are ADM, ODP, PHM, RYL, DYN, MI, XL, ERTS, and JBLU. 

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Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.