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Boston Beer Surges on Takeover Speculation

  • Acquisition could result if turnaround fails, analyst says
  • Molson Coors ‘most agreeable candidate’ as buyer, Grandet says
Bottles of Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boston Beer Co.’s comeback bid is anything but certain. And that could be good news for investors.  

If the company fails to turn around its business in the next year, it could mean a buyer comes knocking, an analyst suggested in a report Tuesday. The remarks renewed takeover speculation for the maker of Sam Adams, helping send its shares up the most in almost two months.