MKM Looked To The Options Market To Find Its Top 10 M&A Targets

Following Anthem Inc ANTM 0.98%‘s bid for Cigna Corporation CI 2.02% this past weekend, MKM Partners analyst Jim Strugger released a report focusing on the booming M&A environment. The report includes a customized stock screen that MKM performed to identify the top potential future M&A targets.

Learning From The Options Market

The screen that Strugger uses in the report focuses on information gleaned from the options market.

“We have previously discussed intelligence that can be culled from the options market to help identify potential targets, primarily focusing on volatility surfaces exhibiting inverted skew,” Strugger explained.

Screen parameters

According to the report, MKM’s M&A screen uses…

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