what is RISK arbitrage?

Risk arbitrage is an investment strategy involving cash or stock mergers. Until the acquisition is completed, the target stock typically trades below the purchase price. The buyer of the target stock makes a gain upon merger completion.

For research and analysis on specific merger arbitrate opportunities visit: Merger Arbitrages.

Friday 23 September 2016

CompanySymbolLast PriceClosing ValueProfit
Caesars Acquisition CompanyCACQ$12.89$4.50-65.09%
SolarWinds IncSWI$59.98$60.100.20%
Breeze-Eastern CorpBZC$19.61$19.610.00%
CommunityOne BancorpCOB$13.83$13.54-2.10%
Alere IncALR$43.24$56.0029.51%
SL Industries IncSLI$39.99$40.000.03%
KLA-Tencor CorpKLAC$69.32$78.0812.64%
Fidelity & Guaranty LifeFGL$23.20$26.8015.52%
Electro Rent CorporationELRC$15.50$15.500.00%
Apollo Residential Mortgage IncAMTG$13.64$13.932.13%
Hutchinson Technology IncorporatedHTCH$3.98$4.000.50%
LinkedInLNKD$192.79$196.001.67%
Rofin Sinar Technologies IncRSTI$32.33$32.500.53%
Cvent IncCVT$31.32$36.0014.94%
Cnova NVCNV$5.31$5.503.58%
Incontact IncSAAS$13.97$14.000.21%
Celator Pharmaceuticals IncCPXX$30.24$30.250.03%
Rose Rock Midstream LPRRMS$26.28$27.032.85%
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, IncAEGR$2.75$1.59-42.18%
InterOil Corporation (USA)IOC$49.37$45.00-8.85%
Outerwall IncOUTR$52.01$52.00-0.02%
AVG Technologies NVAVG$24.97$25.000.12%
Media General IncMEG$18.01$17.34-3.72%
Polycom IncPLCM$12.48$12.500.16%
Ingram Micro IncIM$34.86$38.9011.59%
Morgans Hotel Group CoMHGC$2.18$2.253.21%
Skullcandy IncSKUL$6.33$6.350.32%
Humana IncHUM$175.55$221.1725.99%
E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (ADR)DANG$6.63$6.650.30%
Piedmont Natural Gas Company IncPNY$59.99$60.000.02%
Rite Aid CorporationRAD$8.09$9.0011.25%
Astoria Financial CorpAF$15.10$14.88-1.46%
E I Du Pont De Nemours And CoDD$66.77$67.961.78%
Syngenta AG (ADR)SYT$88.15$96.018.92%
Apollo Education Group IncAPOL$7.58$10.0031.93%
ITC LtdITC$46.31$45.21-2.38%
Federal Mogul HldgsFDML$9.80$9.25-5.61%
Carmike Cinemas IncCKEC$32.58$34.455.74%
National Interstate CorporationNATL$32.45$32.500.15%
Chicopee Bancorp IncCBNK$18.81$18.36-2.39%
Lexmark International IncLXK$35.99$40.5012.53%
Sunedison Semiconductor LtdSEMI$11.37$12.005.54%
Parkway Properties IncPKY$17.55$17.690.80%
Medivation IncMDVN$81.42$81.500.10%
St Jude Medical IncSTJ$79.64$83.044.27%
IMS Health Holdings IncIMS$30.50$29.71-2.59%
Actions Semiconductor Co LtdACTS$2.10$2.152.38%
Talen Energy CorpTLN$13.86$14.001.01%
STARZ Common StockSTRZA$31.60$31.981.20%
Starz Series BSTRZB$32.78$33.321.65%
Suffolk BancorpSCNB$34.62$34.950.95%
Amsurg CorpAMSG$64.78$64.67-0.17%
WhiteWave Foods CoWWAV$54.60$56.253.02%
SolarCity CorpSCTY$19.24$22.7017.98%
Golden Enterprises IncGLDC$12.00$12.000.00%
EPIQ Systems IncEPIQ$16.49$16.500.06%
NetSuite IncN$108.78$109.000.20%
BBX Capital CorpBBX$20.06$20.00-0.30%
Transocean Partners LLCRIGP$10.62$10.24-3.58%
SizmekSZMK$3.89$3.900.26%
Press Ganey Holdings IncPGND$40.37$40.500.32%
Monster Worldwide IncMWW$3.55$3.40-4.23%
Silicon Graphics International CorpSGI$7.70$7.750.65%
Providence & Worcester Railroad CompanyPWX$24.81$25.000.77%
Post Properties Inc Real Estate TrustPPS$67.81$66.93-1.30%
G&K Services IncGK$96.40$97.501.14%
CIFC LLCCIFC$11.14$11.361.97%
AEP IndustriesAEPI$111.43$110.85-0.52%
Rackspace Hosting IncRAX$31.56$32.001.39%
Cynapsus Therapeutics IncCYNA$40.20$40.500.75%
Interactive Intelligence Group IncININ$60.04$60.500.77%
Accuride CorporationACW$2.57$2.580.39%
CepheidCPHD$52.50$53.000.95%
Apigee CorpAPIC$17.41$17.40-0.06%
Raptor Pharmaceutical CorpRPTP$9.00$9.000.00%
Vitae Pharmaceuticals IncVTAE$20.94$21.000.29%
Virgin America IncVA$54.05$57.005.46%
CIGNA CorporationCI$131.00$168.4828.61%
Ocean Shore Holding CoOSHC$22.78$23.282.19%
CST Brands IncCST$47.76$48.531.61%
American Farmland CoAFCO$7.63$8.085.90%
Infoblox IncBLOX$26.35$26.500.57%
Lake Sunapee Bank GroupLSBG$18.03$18.472.44%
Trina Solar Limited (ADR)TSL$10.32$11.5511.92%
Empire District Electric CoEDE$34.10$34.00-0.29%
Valspar CorpVAL$106.59$113.006.01%
Westar Energy IncWR$56.48$60.006.23%
Colony Capital IncCLNY$18.20$18.15-0.27%
Northstar Realty Finance Corp Real Estate TrustNRF$12.85$13.615.91%
Carolina Bank Holding IncCLBH$19.93$19.72-1.05%
Yadkin Financial CorpYDKN$25.90$25.980.31%
Spectra Energy CorpSE$42.31$43.262.25%
American Capital LtdACAS$17.00$16.37-3.71%
Linear Technology CorporationLLTC$58.87$60.502.77%
Joy Global IncJOY$27.59$28.302.57%
EverBank Financial CorpEVER$19.28$19.501.14%
Cardinal Financial CorporationCFNL$25.99$26.532.08%
Intersil CorpISIL$21.85$22.502.97%
Agrium IncAGU$91.66$88.98-2.92%
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan IncPOT$15.95$16.151.25%
Isle of Capri CasinosISLE$22.89$22.67-0.96%
Monsanto CompanyMON$103.50$128.0023.67%

21 September 2016 - Mergers added today ISIL (Intersil Corp), AGU (Agrium Inc), POT (Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc), and ISLE (Isle of Capri Casinos)

Four new merger acquisitions added today:
  • ISIL: Intersil Corp
  • AGU: Agrium Inc
  • POT: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc
  • ISLE: Isle of Capri Casinos
Renesas to Acquire Intersil Corp (ISIL) in ~$3.2B Deal 
PotashCorp (POT), Agrium (AGU) Enter Merger Agreement 
Eldorado Resorts (ERI) to Acquire Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE) in $1.7B Deal

20 September 2016 - Mergers added today ACTS (Actions Semiconductor Co Ltd), RPTP (Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp), VTAE (Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc), AFCO (American Farmland Co), and BLOX (Infoblox Inc)