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    The Freescale–NXP merger: A large deal in the semiconductor space

    The key to the Freescale–NXP merger is the timing. The companies are guiding to a 2H15 close, likely in the fourth quarter.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    AGL Resources: Could Southern Co Be Stopped by a Bidding War?

    There have been several precedents similar to the AGL Resources deal. In this transaction, Southern Company is paying about 2.7x trailing 12-month revenues and 10x trailing 12-month EBITDA.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    The Freescale–NXP Merger: Freescale at a glance

    The Freescale–NXP merger is driven by complementary offerings. Freescale is active in the auto, consumer, networking, and industrial markets.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Why is the Freescale–NXP merger premium so low?

    The companies were asked about the takeover premium and the background to the transaction on the conference call, but they refused to comment.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Broadcom Rose on June 27 after Analyst Rating Upgrade

    The US-based (SPY) Broadcom (AVGO) has a market cap of $57.2 billion. It rose by 4.3% to close at $149.77 per share on June 28, 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Natural Gas Recovery: Will the Dollar Index Play a Crucial Role?

    Natural gas should be negatively correlated with the US Dollar Index. A stronger dollar implies more expensive natural gas for consumers in other currencies.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    NXP-Freescale Merger Threatens Infineon and Renesas

    Renesas and Infineon, which currently hold the top ranks in the automotive semiconductor space, will lose market share to the NXP-Freescale merged company.

    By Puja Tayal
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    How Did Marvell Technology Compare to Its Peers?

    Marvell Technology was outperformed by its peers based on the gross profit margin and PBV ratio. ETFs outperformed it based on the price movement and PBV ratio.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Parsing the AGL-Southern Material Adverse Effect Clause: Part 3

    The MAE clause lays out the conditions under which Southern Company (SO) can back out of its deal with AGL Resources (AGL). For example, an unusually warm winter or cool summer that depresses demand is not an MAE.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    The Southern Company, an Electric Utility Holding Company

    The Southern Company (SO) is a utility holding company that holds all the outstanding stock of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, and Southern Power Company.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Where Intel Fits in the New Semiconductor Value Chain

    Huge investment is required at every stage of semiconductor development to make smaller-sized chips in a cost-effective manner without compromising on functionality.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Is the AGL Resources Deal with Southern Company Worth Your Time?

    With the merger between AGL Resources (GAS) and Southern Company (SO), you’re getting about an 8.8% annualized yield. That’s probably a reflection of the turmoil in the equity markets.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    AGL Resources Purchase: Conditions Southern Company Must Meet

    If a bidder happens to come in and top the Southern Company bid, AGL Resources will owe Southern Company a breakup fee of $201 million.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    AGL Resources: Natural Gas Is Its Core Business

    AGL Resources (GAS) is an energy company that’s primarily involved in the distribution of natural gas. It launched two joint ventures last fall.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Why Southern Company Is Buying AGL Resources

    By purchasing AGL Resources (GAS), Southern will get access to some important pipelines, especially some that come from the Marcellus Shale region.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Southern Company Buys AGL Resources—Secures Gas Infrastructure

    Southern is buying AGL Resources for $66 in cash per share. This is a 38% premium to AGL’s closing price on Friday, August 21.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Be Ready for a Rough Ride If You Set Up the Broadcom-Avago Merger

    In the Broadcom-Avago merger, you’re getting about an 8.9% annualized yield. That’s probably a reasonable return in a low interest–rate environment and given the risks of the transaction.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Altera Corporation: The Basics of a Complex Semiconductor Company

    Altera (ALTR) designs and sells programmable logic devices, power system-on-chip devices, intellectual property cores, and proprietary development software.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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