Stock prices often rise prior to takeovers

There were notable changes in share prices and trading volumes prior to six of the 13 major corporate takeovers in the Netherlands this year, reports Friday’s Financieele Dagblad.

The strongest share price swing was noted one or two days before news of a takeover was announced, the paper says. The companies where prices or volumes changed markedly are Vedior, Hagemeyer, Numico, Rodamco Europe, ABN Amro and Endemol, the paper’s researchers say.
The financial services watchdog AFM is currently the leaking of news surrounding the Numico and Vedior takeovers.

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