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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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DuPont Snubs Nelson Peltz Board Picks

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD) announced two new appointments to its board of directors. The new members, Edward Breen and James Gallogly, are taking their seats ...
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Would Regulators Allow a Combined Staples and Office Depot?

It seems that the rumors circulating around a Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) merger are not unfounded. The Wall Street Journal reported early Tuesday morning ...
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UBS Spots 5 Very Oversold Stocks With Possible February Reversals

The stock market has produced a very mixed bag of earnings results for the first reporting season of 2015, and investors have been whipsawed on some top companies. While most ...
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What Starboard Value Sees in Staples and Office Depot

Starboard Value has long called for the merger of office retailing giants Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP). The firm sent an open letter to The ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for DuPont in 2015

Can you believe that the bull market is now almost six years old? In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index rose by ...
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Can Activist Fund Corvex Save American Realty?

In light of recent legal proceedings and increased scrutiny, the average investor might not view American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) as an attractive investment. Keith Meister, head of ...
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Can Carl Icahn Force Manitowoc to Concede to Activist Pressure?

The year is almost over and Carl Icahn is still making his activist investor moves. His most recent acquisition was a 7.77% stake in Manitowoc Co. Inc. (NYSE: MTW). This ...
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Why EMC Posted 13-Year High on Friday

Shares of EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) posted a new 52-week high of $30.88 Friday morning. The last time shares traded that high was April 2001, more than 13 years ago. ...
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Can an Outsider Turn Hertz Around?

Rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) on Thursday named John Tague as president and chief executive, effective Friday. Tague replaces interim CEO Brian MacDonald, who took over ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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Is This the Beginning or End of Hertz’s Accounting Woes?

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) made another announcement Friday, adding to its recent saga of financial irregularities. The company will now have to look back further than once thought, ...
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