"I was scratching my head," one analyst says of news that AT&T will acquire satellite TV company DirecTV for $48.5 billion in cash and stock, or $95 per share. Analysts are mixed in their reactions to the deal. Seth Perlman, Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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AT&T, DirecTV And Finding A Prom Date: Reactions To Merger

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