BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- It's a buyer's market out there for stocks -- and corporate America agrees.Companies are voicing their opinions by fueling one of the biggest merger-and-acquisition sprees since corporate cash was at all-time highs last year. The $19 billion in buyout money announced in the last week certainly helps August stack up as a massive month for corporate acquisitions even in spite of (or maybe because of) the selling we've seen this month. There's a reason why Wall Street pays attention to mergers and acquisitions (better known as M&A). For starters, deals generally represent large, immediate gains for companies being bought up. And in markets where fundamentals are being discounted, M&A actions can provide amazing value for purchasing firms' balance sheets. Related: 5 Rocket Stocks to Buy in This Turbulent Market When new deals are announced, stocks move quickly. Even so, don't think that you've missed out on the M&A game just because stocks have already made their immediate surges. This week, we're taking a look at a handful of Wall Street's higher-profile deals to figure out where investors still stand to cash in on some meaningful value. After all, these acquiring firms are likely to be getting a bargain right now.
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