Topic: Growth Stocks

Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, April 11, 2014

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Good Friday holiday, our next Hotline will go out on Thursday, April 17, 2014. YAMANA GOLD INC., $9.37, symbol YRI on Toronto, teamed up with Osisko Mining (symbol OSK on Toronto) last week to thwart a hostile takeover bid by Goldcorp (symbol G) for Osisko. Yamana bid $1.4 billion in cash and shares for 50% of Osisko, which owns the Canadian Malartic mine in Quebec. Canadian Malartic produced 475,277 ounces of gold in 2013. However, Goldcorp has now raised its bid to $3.6 billion in cash and shares for all of Osisko. The Yamana offer, combined with contributions from two of Canada’s largest pension funds in the form of a loan and the purchase of a 37,500-ounce-per-year gold stream, valued Osisko at $3.4 billion. The company and its pension fund partners will now need to decide if they want to raise their bid. If Goldcorp wins, however, Osisko will have to pay Yamana a $70-million break fee. Yamana Gold…

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