Activist aims to stop this merger

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV $122 (Nasdaq symbol NXPI; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 339.0 million; Market cap: $41.4 billion; No dividend paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; TSINetwork Rating: Average; is a computer chip company that provides high-performance mixed-signal and standard semiconductors. Its products are used in… Read More

Pat: Could I get your view on the new Broadcom, formerly Avago? Is it closely dependent on Apple or does it have a wider revenue stream? Thanks.

A: Broadcom Ltd., $153.72, symbol AVGO on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 390.3 million; Market cap: $60.9 billion;, took its current form on February 1, 2016. That’s when Singapore-based Avago Technologies Ltd. acquired Broadcom for $37 billion in cash and shares. As a result, Broadcom shareholders… Read More