Anadarko takeover by Exxon Mobil unlikely, says JPMorgan

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JPMorgan believes an Anadarko (APC) takeover by Exxon Mobil (XOM), as rumored during the trading day yesterday, is not likely. The firm notes that Anadarko listed its net asset value in March at above $140 per share. As such, the firm thinks management could require a premium to the NAV in a corporate takeover. JPMorgan believes a more likely scenario is Anadarko undertaking accretive transactions, including the monetization of assets. It has an Overweight rating on the stock.

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