Of course a buy out is always possible but there isn't any at the moment so all the posts here about a buyout are just rumors... nothing concrete not even any mentions of a buyout from the company or wall st. insiders.
I beg to disagree. It really depends on the marriage. If they have complementary attributes in markets that are going to grow significantly, then today's price for the acquired company may be cheap. MU on its own will probably be a $30 stock by March of the coming year. That is a reasonable price if they are on the path to $3.00EPS (a PE of 10). Changing market conditions (more oligopolistic) suggest even better conditions may be in store. The recent shortage of chips from the fire suggest that the big companies want to ensure a line of supply and high priority. You get that through vertical integration so a merger could make sense. That is the Samsung model. Ford did it in the 20s. Lots of examples. I am invested for the long term whether or not there is another merger. The merger that really counted for me was with Elpida, and we have yet to see the full impact of that to the bottom line.