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Morningstar Identifies Likely Takeover Candidates Across Equity Coverage Universe; Publishes Merger And Acquisition Insights Report For 2013

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Morningstar then examined its list of potential takeover candidates across all eight sectors to identify the 11 most compelling stocks for 2013. Morningstar selected companies that are the most attractively priced based on their price/fair value ratio and ranking in their respective, sector-specific potential takeover candidate list. Analysts also identified potential acquirers in each sector.

The research report also examines which potential acquirers are likely to create significant shareholder value through merger and acquisition activity, along with potential red flags of deals that could harm shareholder value.

A synopsis of Morningstar's merger and acquisition insights report for 2013 is available at www.morningstar.com/goto/MandAReport.To view the executive summary, please visit http://global.morningstar.com/MandAInsights2013. The full report is available to institutional investors through Morningstar Select, the company's institutional equity research portal. For access, institutional investors may contact equityservices@morningstar.com.

About Morningstar, Inc.Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has approximately $195 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Sept. 30, 2012. The company has operations in 27 countries.

©2013 Morningstar, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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Media Contact: Nadine Youssef, +1 312-696-6601 or nadine.youssef@morningstar.com

SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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