What Happens When a Company You Own Stock in is Bought?

Mergers and acquisitions happen all the time on Wall Street, and usually, they’re not a bad deal for shareholders in the target companies. After all, executives and boards of directors aren’t likely to sell their businesses unless they get a premium for it. But how does it all actually play out for retail investors?

In this segment of the Motley Fool Answers podcast, host Alison Southwick and her special guests — Motley Fool senior analyst Jason Moser, and Ross Anderson, a certified financial planner at Motley Fool Wealth Management — explain to a listener who owns some shares of Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ: MZOR), which recently purchased by Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), what will happen next.
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