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The 8 Hot Stocks Starring in Today's M&A Mania

A burst of mergers and acquisitions dominated today's stock market news.

M&A activity year-to-date, driven by healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, has already topped $1 trillion. More billion-dollar deals were announced Monday in the healthcare and telecommunications sectors, as well as lucrative transactions in oil and tech.

And these deals are great news for the investors holding these hot stocks.

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What Today's Covidien Acquisition Means for Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Stock

Hot stocks today: Covidien Plc. (NYSE: COV) stock was up more than 28% this morning (Monday) following the announcement that medical-device maker Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) had acquired the company for $42.9 billion. MDT stock was up 4% in early trading, but has since pared those gains.

The deal was completed mainly for tax purposes, but that wasn't the only reason for the Medtronic acquisition.

Here are the other factors behind the deal, and what Covidien will bring MDT stock, and its shareholders...

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AAPL, GWPH, FDO Among Hot Stocks on the Move Today

Today's hot stocks: It's Monday on Wall Street, and that typically means a flurry of mergers and acquisitions.

Indeed, several deals were announced today and are featured on our hot stocks to watch list – one surging some 236%. Meanwhile, a penny stock deemed the next likely takeover candidate amid the rash of healthcare M&A soared 42%.

Check out 12 of Monday’s movers – including AAPL, FDO, and GWPH – and find out what’s behind their action.

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This "Boring" George Soros Play Could Double (Again)

Good investing is boring. That's a favorite aphorism of billionaire investing icon George Soros. And it's a favorite of mine. I thought about this "Soros-ism" the other day – during a conversation with Christopher Skokna, a new associate editor who just joined me here at Money Map Press. With Fathers' Day approaching, we were talking […]

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Ten Stocks to Watch Today

Stocks to watch for May 28, 2014: A number of key industry players post numbers Wednesday and land on our stocks to watch list. Included on the roster are an upscale apparel retailer, a designer shoe warehouse, and a luxury home builder. Also making the list is an automaker that's been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Take a look at 10 companies in the news today, and what could send their shares soaring or swooning.

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Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) Stock Soars 22% on Pilgrim's Pride Proposal

In a move that derails Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH) simmering $4.3 billion takeover of Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF), Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (Nasdaq: PPC) offered on Tuesday to pay $6.4 billion in cash for Hillshire Brands.

HSH stock surged more than 22% to a 52-week high of $45.52 on the news. Pinnacle shares sank some 7% to $30.87.

Here’s what’s behind this deal and what it means for investors…

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Hot Stocks to Watch Today: AIG, GOOGL, TIF, and 9 More Movers

Hot stocks today are moving on analyst upgrades, company news, and Q1 2014 earnings reports.

Today's list of hot stocks to watch includes a luxury jeweler hitting a 52-week high, an online travel company climbing on new analyst coverage, and a handful of eco-friendly firms surging on earnings and company developments.

Check out 12 of Wednesday’s hot stocks on the move, and see what’s behind their action.

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Hot Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, NEWL, RRGB, and 9 More Movers

Hot stocks today are moving on M&A news, analyst upgrades, and Q1 2014 earnings reports.

Today's hot stocks to watch list includes a number of biotech companies providing promising updates on cancer treatments, a casual food chain soaring on robust sales, and a penny stock shipping company surging some 80% on a new eco-friendly fleet.

Take a look at 12 of Tuesday’s hot stocks to watch, and find out what’s behind their moves.

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