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4 Stocks At Risk From The Global Merger Boom

4 Stocks At Risk From The Global Merger Boom

Stock investors who view the record global merger boom as opening up a gold mine of bullish stock picking opportunities may also be wise to look at the potential downside from industry consolidation. Moody's has studied 1,000 companies and found that 14% of them, or 140 companies, are vulnerable to "concentration risk" due to major consolidation and mergers in their markets. Four of the companies cited by the investment firm include Mattel Inc. (MAT), TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG), B&G Foods Inc. (BGS) and Griffon Corp. (GFF), per Barron’s.