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Experts say mutual funds' stakes across an industry can thwart competition and that anti-trust regulators should require them to pare their holdings in that case.
Buy mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that buy shares of those companies involved in takeovers.
Conditions seem ripe for continued upward momentum in stocks, as long as the Federal Reserve or unexpected shocks don't get in the way.
CEO Werner Baumann increases sales and margin forecasts for pharmaceuticals and insists Monsanto deal will deliver growth and improved profit.
Despite intense opposition from farm groups and skepticism from government enforcers, the merging crop technology giants say they expect to win approval by end of 2017.
Another selloff on commodity markets on Wednesday contributed to stock losses throughout the day.
Stocks lose highs by mid-afternoon Wednesday as a selloff in crude resumes.
German Dax leads the board with 0.4% gain.
Stocks add to slight gains on Wednesday as Wall Street stabilizes after three days of extreme swings.
U.S. stocks gained steam on Wednesday, even though oil prices continued to slide.
Stock futures edge higher on Wednesday as Wall Street appears to stabilize after three days of extreme swings.
The agreement values the world's biggest seed maker at $128 per share and comes with a promise of $1.5 billion of annual synergies.
Bayer has agreed to purchase Monsanto for $66 billion, or $128 a share, a 20% premium over its previous closing price.
U.S. stock futures point to a slight rebound for Wall Street on Wednesday; report says Bayer to announce acquisition of Monsanto; Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf says he won't resign.
Monsanto shares should rise if the $129-per-share deal, including a massive break fee, is confirmed, while Bayer investors appear unsure whether to celebrate or mourn.
Zoetis is selling a lineup of drugs for dogs, and that looks to mean big business.
Zoetis is not averse to a little noise as investors, analysts take notice.
Bayer (BAYRY) is reportedly exploring a sale of its dermatology business, which has been valued at $1.1 billion, as it continues to pursue the acquisition of Monsanto (MON).
Bayer increases its latest offer to buy Monsanto, as regulators look closely at agribusiness mergers.
Bayer increases its latest offering to entice Monsanto, as regulators look closely at agribusiness mergers.
Weaker chances of a rate hike when the Federal Reserve meets in two weeks left Wall Street in a bright mood on its return from the long Labor Day weekend.
Stocks hold slight gains through to mid-afternoon Tuesday after weaker U.S. services activity pushes back the chances of a September interest rate hike.
The pound rises on the dollar after weak U.S. service sector data.
Stocks hold mixed by mid-morning Tuesday after U.S. services activity last month declines more than expected.
Shares in the German chemicals maker fall on confirmation of an improved $65 billion bid for the world's biggest seedmaker, while Monsanto rises in the pre-market.
Stock futures edge higher in the return from the long Labor Day weekend as markets continue to mull over the Federal Reserve's next big move.
Navistar shares were rallying Tuesday on news of a major stake taken by Volkswagen.
GE acquires two 3D printing companies in Europe for $1.4 billion; Bayer raises its bid again for Monsanto; Volkswagen reportedly plans to buy a minority stake in Navistar International.
Payment systems maker Ingenico plunges in Paris after cutting its full-year forecast but British homebuilders take heart from updates from Berkeley and Redrow.
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