No, definitely not! Apple, Google, or Microsoft (and other interested parties) could each do it, either on their own or by sharing the price of a buyout, which clearly could go a long way toward securing their future. Intel's management has, unfortunately, left itself open to this prospect. The company is close to its 52-week low, cash rich, pays a high dividend that would no longer have to be paid in the event of a buyout, on the edge of major, new technological advances (CPUs & mobile), on the verge of a major breakthrough in Internet TV, and to cap it all, the CEO is leaving in May. What a great time for a buyout, and how very depressing it is to contemplate this actually happening. But greed always is alive and well on Wall Street.
We Know M&A's Back—But Where's It Going? (CNBC Squak Box)
Text Size Published: Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | 4:19 AM ET M&A activity could be up 50 percent this year, and analysts point to energy, tech, consumer goods and chemicals as the sectors to watch.
Possible that someone may have INTC in their sights?