NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- There may be large energy takeovers and a continuation of telecom, retail and health-care mergers and acquisitions this year, according to research firm Morningstar.
Morningstar, known for its mutual fund ratings, published on Tuesday a list of its top takeover targets for 2013, highlighting energy sector companies BG Group (BRGYY) and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), in addition to retail giant Kohl's (KSS), medical-products manufacturer Abiomed (ABMD) and Los Angeles-based lender City National (CYN).
Morningstar analysts R.J. Hottovy and Bridget Freas said telecom company Leap Wireless (LEAP), agricultural giant Mosiac (MOS), gas driller Sandridge Energy (SD), clothing retailer Guess (GES), wireless provider NII Holdings (NIHD) and medical-contract research specialist Icon Plc (ICLR) could be taken out in 2013.
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