H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ): Closing price $72.66
Berkshire Hathaway’s announcement last week that it is taking H. J. Heinz private, in a partnership with 3G Capital in a transaction valued at $28 billion, has generated a lot of chatter. Observers opine that the deal reflects the increasing confidence in executive boardrooms and is a harbinger of the beginning of a merger and acquisition boom. Shares closed up 0.65 percent Friday at 72.66.