Note that the “currency” of the take-over (stock/cash) is at a high as DHR is quite obviously peaking. What is more interesting is that the target, BEC, is also at a high. It would seem that the “relative” values are less important than that they are at highs. This phenomenon can be observed in quite a few of these situations recently. Here are just 2, Ensco and Pride International Inc. , PDE, and the TSX, X.
All are at double tops and have completed clear B-waves. except the Toronto Stock Exchange X. All are sells.