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Stock Price Behavior After an Acquisition: CNBC Explains

CNBC Explains
Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:37 AM ET
Stock Price Behavior After an Acquisition: CNBC Explains
When a company is bought, its stock price is directly affected and may shoot up or down significantly. When one company is purchased using shares of another, the acquired company's stock price generally tracks at a ratio to the price of the acquiring company's stock. How and why does this work? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains in a hypothetical example.

When a company is bought, its stock price is directly affected and may shoot up or down significantly. When one company is purchased using shares of another, the acquired company’s stock price generally tracks at a ratio to the price of the acquiring company’s stock. How and why does this work? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains in a hypothetical example.

From this video, you’ll understand:

  • How to identify the transaction price of an acquisition
  • Important assumptions for corporate acquisitions

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