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What the Mega Deals Really Mean

Those trying to guess Buffett's next move might do well to consider food giants such as Hershey (HSY) or Campbell Soup (CPB) according to Brian Sozzi, chief equities analyst at NBG Productions.

Morningstar recently highlighted energy 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) as some large takeout targets in 2013.

As TheStreet noted earlier in February, Morgan Stanley's (MS) proposed acquisition of a brokerage venture with Citigroup (C) could mirror the size and strategy of Comcast's deal for NBCUniversal and be yet another large 2013 merger.

For all the excitement over a flurry of February deals and the speculation of where the likes of Berkshire Hathaway will spend its money next, it might simply be wise for the ordinary investor to see a busy Wall Street as added confirmation of rising stock valuations, strengthening corporate earnings and a pickup in the economy.

-- Written by Antoine Gara in New York

For more on M&A speculation, see Morningstar's 11 M&A stock picks for 2013.

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