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Is Qualcomm Activist Only Short-Term Oriented?

Hedge fund Jana Partners wants semiconductor maker Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) to spin off its chip-making business while retaining Qualcomm’s patent licensing and other businesses. The activist investor claims that ...
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More Details on eBay and PayPal Separation and Terms for Years Ahead

The old activist push against eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) to spin out PayPal is now even closer to taking form. In 2014, eBay decided to separate the PayPal and eBay ...
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Why Activist Investors May Be Bad for Corporate Credit

The financial media is enamored with the more well-known activist investors. After all, they are very vocal, controversial and adversarial, and they can be extremely entertaining compared to most traditional ...
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Lumber Liquidators Business Holds Up Better Than Expected

People in the entertainment industry say that any publicity is good publicity. Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LL) would currently disagree with this notion. In fact, a spotlight on national ...
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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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