Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:00pm EST
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(Adds DuPont, Meredith Corp, Lockheed Martin and others)

Jan 26 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Tuesday:

** Lockheed Martin Corp announced on Tuesday a $5 billion tax-free deal to combine its information systems and government services business with Leidos Holdings Inc, and the company forecast 2016 profit below analysts' expectations.

** Huntington Bancshares Inc said it had agreed to buy Ohio-based FirstMerit Corp for about $3.4 billion in a cash-and-stock deal.

** Chemicals and seed producer DuPont is unlikely to have to make significant asset sales to get regulatory clearance for its merger with Dow Chemical Co, DuPont CEO Edward Breen told Reuters.