The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Austin and Brendan discuss recent rumors that Best Buy (NYS: BBY) could be a private equity buyout candidate. The company is currently very cheap with regard to free cash flow. Despite headwinds and competition, they could be so cheap now that private equity firms may come sniffing around.
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