Although Donald Trump has yet to formally take the reins of the nation, the analyst community and investors are working overtime to explore what a Trump era would mean for the economy — sectors, stocks and policies.
Trump: Deal Breaker Or Deal Facilitator?
In the past, Republicans per se have been favorably disposed toward M&A activity when compared to the Democrats. That said, Trump's policy agenda was more populist and interventionist than the previous Republican candidates, making a generalization potentially ineffective.
Media Mergers to Hit The Road Block?
During his campaign, Trump warned of scuttling the AT&T Inc.
A Dow Jones article
Telecom Mergers May Pass Under The Radar
A Sprint Corp
In a note released on Monday, Citi said though the potential merger continues to have strong industrial logic to scale-up against two much larger competitors, regulatory hurdles have not meaningfully improved on an analytical basis, leaving the outcome more so to the politics and philosophies of those that would conduct a review in the new administration.
Healthcare Deal Could Go Through
Meanwhile, Argus said in a note this week that Trump's victory spells
Since The Election
- Aetna is up 18 percent.
- AT&T is up 3 percent.
- Humana is up 21 percent.
- Sprint is up over 22 percent.
- Time Warner is up roughly 5 percent.
- T-Mobile is up 8 percent.
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