Ask Our Pros: Kerr-McGee's Auction Price

James J. Cramer tells a reader how he would respond to this situation.
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I own some



, and am trying to understand the company's offer to buy shares in an auction between $85 and $92. I understand that this offer is a response to an outsider's pressure on the company. This offer is a substantial premium to the present price. If I bid some or all of my shares, am I likely to actually be able to sell at that price? What should I be evaluating in this offer?

-- G.L.

James J. Cramer:

The current stock price, around $75, reflects the tender offer's upside. If I still owned it for my Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, I would sell it all



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