TOP 100 M&A activities and returns during May 2018
Here are the top 20 companies and their news sentiment score
*news sentiment score is on a scale of 0-1 where 0-0.48 consider a bearish while a score above 0.5 considers bullish. The score here is for the period between May01-28.
The 520 news items which were classified as related to M&A activity were distributed to sub-categories as follow:
The Acquisition category is leading the M&A’s subcategories with 239 bullish classified news items. We can see that the potential M&A deals are 20% from the total M&A news items. There are 2 bearish related news items which were merger termination and merger block by regulation.
We were interested to see if there are Sectors and industries with abnormal activities in M&A, and as treemap shows, the Consumer Cyclical and technology sector had the most returns from M&A activities with Gambling and communication equipment are the leading industries
Moreover, it was interesting to see if there any differences between markets and we found that in the same sectors the UK market has an advantage in returns.
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