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.

Wednesday 27 August 2014

CompanySymbolDate AnnouncedClosing ValueLast PriceLast VolumeClosing DateProfit Annualised Profit
Belo CorpBLC6/13/2013$13.75$13.74684,77312/31/20130.070
Analysts International CorpANLY8/28/2013$6.45$6.443,90012/31/20130.160
Gentium S.p.A.GENT12/19/2013$57.00$55.0414,0593/31/20143.560
Pacer International, IncPACR1/6/2014$9.00$8.96815,6583/31/20140.450
Tower Financial CorpTOFC9/10/2013$15.72$23.541,0724/25/2014-33.220
ArthroCare CorpARTC2/3/2014$48.25$48.60916,4395/29/2014-0.720
Responsys IncMKTG12/20/2013$27.00$26.983,750,6816/30/20140.070
Coastal Contacts IncCOA2/27/2014$11.21$11.2921,0726/30/2014-0.750
R.G. Barry CorpDFZ5/2/2014$19.00$18.9824,1759/3/20140.114.81
OBA Financial Services IncOBAF4/8/2014$21.98$21.879,7029/19/20140.497.48
Hillshire Brands CoHSH7/2/2014$63.00$62.771,567,9509/27/20140.374.18
iSoftStone Holdings Ltd (ADR)ISS4/18/2014$5.70$5.6287,2589/30/20141.4214.84
Charm Communications Inc (ADR)CHRM5/19/2014$4.70$4.623,0849/30/20141.7318.06
Exceed Co LtdEDS12/2/2013$1.78$1.601,5899/30/201411.25117.32
North Valley BancorpNOVB1/21/2014$21.57$21.1612,1299/30/20141.9520.37
Overland Storage, IncOVRL5/16/2014$3.89$3.6748,9539/30/20146.1163.71
Chindex International, IncCHDX2/18/2014$24.00$23.9019,7989/30/20140.424.36
Montage Technology Group LimitedMONT6/11/2014$22.60$21.39107,5399/30/20145.6658.99
FedFirst Financial CorporationFFCO4/14/2014$23.18$21.6738,3899/30/20146.9772.67
Susser Holdings CorporationSUSS4/28/2014$82.12$81.02580,7229/30/20141.3614.14
SP Bancorp, IncSPBC5/5/2014$29.55$29.005,2819/30/20141.919.78
Aeroflex Holding CorpARX5/20/2014$10.50$10.59122,1389/30/2014-0.85-8.86
OpenTable IncOPEN6/13/2014$103.00$102.953,651,5719/30/20140.050.51
MICROS Systems, IncMCRS6/23/2014$68.00$67.85713,3769/30/20140.222.31
First Financial Service CorpFFKY4/22/2014$4.05$3.6551,34110/30/201411.0862.23
1st United Bancorp IncFUBC5/8/2014$8.89$8.71248,24710/31/20142.0811.5
URS CorpURS7/14/2014$60.65$60.38204,14710/31/20140.452.47
Tower Group IncTWGP1/6/2014$2.50$2.00387,98511/15/201425112.65
Hudson City Bancorp, IncHCBK8/27/2012$10.40$9.914,025,13312/31/20144.9714.3
DirectTVDTV5/19/2014$95.00$85.476,878,68512/31/201411.1532.05
SWS Group, IncSWS4/1/2014$7.12$7.43285,60312/31/2014-4.15-11.93
Time Warner Cable IncTWC2/13/2014$157.12$147.971,724,57312/31/20146.1817.77
Foster Wheeler AGFWLT2/13/2014$32.83$32.6593,02212/31/20140.541.55
TriQuint SemiconductorTQNT2/24/2014$19.55$19.272,114,77912/31/20141.444.14
Safeway IncSWY3/6/2014$36.15$34.54669,93612/31/20144.6613.4
OmniAmerican Bancorp, IncOABC4/29/2014$27.73$25.5058,07512/31/20148.7425.11
Orbital Sciences CorpORB4/29/2014$59.01$27.83205,07412/31/2014112.03321.97
PokerTek, IncPTEK4/30/2014$1.35$1.3397012/31/20141.54.32
American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, IncHCT6/2/2014$11.05$10.90910,19812/31/20141.343.86
LSB Financial CorpLSBI6/4/2014$29.81$39.4676412/31/2014-24.45-70.26
TF Financial CorpTHRD6/4/2014$42.75$42.012,56412/31/20141.765.05
TW Telecom IncTWTC6/16/2014$40.20$39.75640,16212/31/20141.133.24
Covidien plcCOV6/16/2014$96.02$87.533,182,97412/31/20149.727.88
Measurement Specialties, IncMEAS6/18/2014$86.00$85.8346,96312/31/20140.20.57
Shire PLC (ADR)SHPG7/18/2014$275.76$243.95931,38212/31/201413.0437.47
Medical Action IndustriesMDCI6/25/2014$13.80$13.78184,30012/31/20140.150.42
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, IncAUXL6/26/2014$17.03$18.19797,31912/31/2014-6.39-18.36
Enventis CorporationENVE6/30/2014$17.79$17.378,46412/31/20142.46.9
Kodiak Oil & Gas CorpKOG7/14/2014$16.09$15.954,147,29312/31/20140.92.57
Intermountain Community BancorpIMCB7/23/2014$19.14$18.735,74612/31/20142.26.32
Pike Electric CorporationPIKE8/4/2014$12.00$11.93220,32912/31/20140.591.69
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LPKMP8/11/2014$99.66$96.702,650,12612/31/20143.068.79
Kinder Morgan Management, LLCKMR8/11/2014$100.71$98.42624,36112/31/20142.336.7
El Paso Pipeline Partners, LPEPB8/11/2014$42.95$41.671,856,57212/31/20143.088.86
InterMune, IncITMN8/25/2014$74.00$72.8551,534,17612/31/20141.584.54
Protective Life CorpPL6/3/2014$70.00$69.36503,9781/31/20150.922.13
International Rectifier CorporationIRF8/20/2014$40.00$39.223,712,8261/31/20151.994.59
QR Energy LPQRE7/24/2014$22.09$21.23562,3451/31/20154.049.33
Fortegra Financial CorpFRF8/12/2014$10.00$9.86351,4411/31/20151.423.28
Peregrine Semiconductor CorpPSMI8/22/2014$12.50$12.462,486,3621/31/20150.320.74
Linedata Services SALIN3/21/2014$23.95$23.55571,1523/31/20151.722.89
Rockwood Holdings, IncROC7/15/2014$80.57$79.71429,2743/31/20151.081.82
Franklin Financial CorpFRNK7/15/2014$20.72$19.9324,4963/31/20153.966.67
Trulia IncTRLA7/28/2014$64.35$61.36584,0073/31/20154.888.21
Family Dollar Stores, IncFDO7/28/2014$74.50$80.002,408,2783/31/2015-6.88-11.56
GFI Group IncGFIG7/30/2014$4.55$4.55558,2213/31/201500
Intervest Bancshares CorpIBCA7/31/2014$10.37$9.5276,5883/31/20158.9315.02
Bally Technologies IncBYI8/1/2014$83.30$77.34398,2173/31/20157.7112.96
NB&T Financial Group, IncNBTF8/4/2014$30.48$30.6610,7283/31/2015-0.59-0.99
Peoples Federal Bancshares, IncPEOP8/5/2014$20.36$20.122,6543/31/20151.212.03
Integrys Energy Group, IncTEG6/23/2014$68.75$67.36216,5966/30/20152.072.45
Lorillard IncLO7/15/2014$67.44$60.412,689,2846/30/201511.6413.79
International Game TechnologyIGT7/15/2014$18.75$16.743,289,5196/30/201512.0114.23
Pepco Holdings, IncPOM4/30/2014$27.25$27.37659,1388/15/2015-0.44-0.45

27 August 2014 - Merger added today is ITMN (InterMune, Inc)

One new merger acquisitions added today:
  • ITMN: InterMune, Inc
More Biotech Mergers: Roche to Acquire InterMune (ITMN)

26 August 2014 - Merger added today is PSMI (Peregrine Semiconductor Corp)

One new merger acquisitions added today:
  • PSMI: Peregrine Semiconductor Corp
Peregine Semiconductor (PSMI) Shares Soar on Buyout Offer - Analyst Blog