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A Serious Win-Win for Dow Chemical and Olin

It looks like activist investors finally will get their way with Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and it will divest part of its business. Actually, this is a win-win for ...
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Does Carl Icahn Trump Capex Cuts at Chesapeake?

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) has been unable to avoid the trap of lower oil and gas prices in 2014 and 2015. That being said, famed activist investor Carl Icahn ...
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Have Herbalife Shares Bottomed?

Shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) may still be way down from when activist investor Bill Ackman first publicly went after the maker of vitamins and health products. Needless to say, ...
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6 Mergers That Ought to Happen

If there is one thing that can result from a bull market and from a good economy in which companies have solid balance sheets, it is mergers and acquisitions. In ...
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Why MGM Activist Assumptions May Be Too Optimistic

Would MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) be better off as a real estate investment trust (REIT)? Activist investor Land and Buildings (L&B) thinks that it would. The firm released a ...
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Should MGM Spin Off a REIT?

Hedge fund Land and Buildings announced on Tuesday that it plans to nominate four candidates for the board of directors of MGM Resorts International Inc. (NYSE: MGM) and is proposing ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Is Now Very Concerned About DuPont

When a stock performs really well -- in fact better than the market -- some investors would chase this higher, but in the case of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD), Merrill ...
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5 Highly Unusual Stock Moves of the Past Week

The bull market may have seen an interruption this past week, but stocks are still very close to all-time highs and this bull market is now six years old. It ...
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Does Bill Ackman Feel Humiliated When Herbalife Shares Rise?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) was under attack yet again on Friday morning by activist investor Bill Ackman on an appearance on CNBC’s "Squawk Box." However, despite stating his case against the ...
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Will Big Buyback Boost United Technologies Stock?

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced Friday morning that it will repurchase $2.65 billion in stock in an accelerated repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The buyback includes ...
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Activist Investor Comes in to Save Lumber Liquidators

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LL) has been reeling recently following an unfavorable news report, and no one has come to the aid of the company until now, when activist ...
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Why Starboard Sees Staples Worth Another 100% More After Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has already rallied handily from its bottom, due in part to the consolidation plans to acquire Office Depot (NYSE: ODP). Staples has been the target of ...
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Meet the 2015 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made its quarterly filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its holdings as of December 31, 2014. For all practical purposes, this filing is ...
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Why Carl Icahn Is More Bullish Than All Apple Analysts

Activist investor, Carl Icahn, released an open letter late in Wednesday’s trading session addressed to his twitter followers concerning the recent moves that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been making. ...
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Did GE Just Become More Activist-Friendly … or Activist-Minded?

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is a company that is so large that it is likely never going to be a takeover candidate. There is a flip side or antithesis ...
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