5 Things to Consider in a Stock Takeover

5 Things to Consider in a Stock TakeoverShareholders in Allergan Inc. and Hillshire Brands Co. have faced a big dilemma in the past month: Each company is the subject of hostile takeover bids. In the case of Hillshire, the first hostile bid by Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. at US$45 per share set off a bidding war, with Tyson Foods Inc. following up with a US$50 per share offer, which Pilgrim’s topped with a revised offer of US$55. Hillshire…

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