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The Deal Trade w/ Karen Finerman

At its annual investor meeting Tuesday, the CEO of Applied Materials said he sees consolidation ahead for the industry and is ready to make a deal.

It's just the latest sign of a hot M&A market that has seen over $200 billion dollars in deals this quarter alone.

But once an offer has been made, is it too late to play the names?

Karen Finerman says "no - it's not over it's over.” But how can you tell when the chatter is worth investing in?

Find out from our Chairwoman and learn why the chatter in Alcon has her interested, right now! Watch the video below!




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