Below is a list of 16 potential takeover targets based on value and the ability to acquire the company. I didn't put a limit on the size of the company, so there are some 'Gigantors' in the list below, but nothing like a Wal-Mart or Microsoft or anything close to it. All of the companies are acquirable and have solid financials that would make them a luring target for some bigger fish in the sea. Not everyone of these will be taken over or any of them at all (in case you were looking for some kind of guarantee), but the point is to get you started on finding some gem of an idea that could lead to a takeover. Who knows? Maybe your best trade of the year lies somewhere in the list below!

I'd also like to point out that XL Capital (XL) remains my favorite out of the list below, and that the list itself has gotten a tad-bit longer from the last time I ran it, due primarily to the market losing a substantial amount of value over the course of the past month. The lower the market goes, the more attractive a lot of stocks become.

Here are the 16 Takeover Candidates.

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