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Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Jarden Corp (JAH)

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Jarden Corp (NYSE:JAH) has seen an increase in hedge fund sentiment of late. JAH was in 60 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of December. There were 42 hedge funds in our database with JAH holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity, but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX), and Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) to gather more data points.

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In December 2015, Jarden Corp (NYSE:JAH) and Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL) sealed a merger agreement, under which marketer of consumer and commercial products Newell Rubbermaid will acquire the Jarden in a cash-and-stock deal. Each shareholder of Jarden will receive 0.862 shares of Newell and $21.00 in cash. The shares of Jarden are currently trading at a minor discount to the value of the deal, which values the stock at approximately $54.48. Jarden Corp (NYSE:JAH) is a global consumer products company that offers a wide range of consumer products through three main business segments: Branded Consumables, Consumer Solutions, and Outdoor Solutions. Newell Rubbermaid’s management anticipates cost synergies of $500 million from this acquisition over the next four years, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016. Nonetheless, there are a few analysts who believe that the aforementioned multi-billion-dollar merger will result in shareholder value destruction. The low profitability of the two companies relative to other industry peers is one of the reasons why the merger deal might not be successful and lead to shareholder value appreciation.

Now, we’re going to go over the latest action encompassing Jarden Corp (NYSE:JAH).

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