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Growth Default

China National Chemical Corp will acquire for $43 billion Swiss seed company Syngenta AG (SYT). SYT stock jumped 11.95% to $86.64 year to date after gaining 23.70% to $79.59 in 2015.

Dover Corp (DOV), provider of industrial and energy drilling equipment, hiked its quarterly dividend 5% to 44 cents a share. The stock gained about 20% to $73.83 year to date thanks much to its diversified business model across geographic markets and industries.

Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX) jumped 0.10% or $0.03 to $31.53 on Monday after the cloud computing firm had accepted a $4.3 billion takeover from Apollo Global Management LLC (APO).

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Week Ahead

Next week integrated energy producer Dominion Resources Inc (D) of Richmond, Virginia, is paying 70 cents a share dividend or $2.80 annualized, the stock is off 4.01% from its 52-week high.

SABMiller Plc’s beer brands Peroni and Grolsch in Europe will be bought by Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings Ltd (2502:JP).

Business software maker salesforce.com Inc (CRM) will acquire California-based data analytics start-up BeyondCore.

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Optimism

Demand for manufactured goods, as measured by the U.S. Philadelphia Fed index, expanded in July including new orders and current shipments.

Ford Motor Corp (F) agreed to recall 91,000 cars worldwide to fix fuel-pump control modules and prevent from unexpected and sudden stalling.

Optimism at General Electric Aviation (GE) receiving $102 million from the U.S. army to design turbo-shaft engines powering the fleet of existing military helicopters.

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Invariables

Market and geo-political invariables quickly shift research effort and investments in between countries and respective corporate and government securities. Nearly half of British businesses say export or operational growth might decline in the long term as a result of leaving the European Union’s single market. Companies meanwhile hope to benefit from easier-to-settle electronic tax returns and sales together with credit account owners, telecom company subscribers, and retail customers.

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Debt Targets

Compass Minerals International Inc (CMP) gained 1.3% to $73.34 after the chemicals and fertilizer potash producer will acquire 65% of Brazil’s leading manufacturers and distributors of specialty plant nutrients for up to $330 million.

Pfizer Inc (PFE) dropped 0.27% or 10 cents to $34.88 Monday afternoon after the global drug retailer offered to acquire Medivation Inc (MDVN) for $14 billion.

 

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Strategy to Win

Herein a recent dividend increase, workable downside position, some growth and value investing opportunities.

Nestlé SA (NSRGY) surged 1.94% or $1.58 to $83.12 after the world’s largest food company reported its slowest first-half sales growth since 2009, struggling to raise prices and expand international franchises.

Volkswagen AG (VLKAY), Europe’s largest automaker, may integrate production of different product components and consider job cuts.

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Shifting Ownership

Technology companies are shifting attention from hardware to software-specified projects in future networking business and consumer space.

Meanwhile car manufacturers are launching enhanced traffic communication features but also facing trials in relation to emission problems or faulty ignition switch on the route to developing autonomous vehicles.

Hedge fund adviser Icahn Enterprises LP (IEP) discontinued its stake in Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc (ENZN).

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Stocks Head-Up

Real estate companies and stocks of short-term attention highlight today’s trading session. If a real estate investment trust (REIT) raises its dividend once a year, buying stocks beforehand may be wiser because such companies usually pay the new rate for their next four quarters.

Mid-sized companies receive five times as much funding from capital markets in the U.S. than they do in the European Union, therefore open are niche markets to raise and invest money, for instance in mobility infrastructure.

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Pay Cash

At a time of globally slashed interest rates, the U.K. debt management office sold £850 million in bonds at yield of minus 1.72%, meaning that additional economy stimulus will be tested.

Clothing retailer SuperGroup Plc (SGP.L) could make direct cash payments to employees and solicited discounts to customers after Scottish manager had taken home a pay package worth nearly £1.7 million.