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Kleinfeld Out as Chairman, CEO of Arconic

The high-tech engineering and manufacturing firm hived off from Alcoa last year, Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC), announced Monday morning that Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld has resigned both positions, along ...
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Why Activist Investors Will Face Major Hurdles at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) has been one of the greatest fairy tale stories in food and grocery trends of a lifetime. After years of being one of the ...
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Did Icahn Really Win With AIG’s CEO Departure?

Shares of American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) saw a slight gain on Thursday after the company announced that its president and CEO, Peter Hancock, will be stepping down. There ...
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Large Investor Registers Chipotle Shares, Could (But May Not) Sell

Another investor may have become tired of the mess at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG). William A. Ackman's Pershing Square has filed papers that would allow for the sale 2,882,463 ...
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3 Big Companies Buckling to Activist Investors

It seems as though activist investors still have a major role in the ups and downs of the stock market. Some activist efforts help companies through time, while others look ...
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Warren Buffett Makes 13 Serious Changes in His 2017 Stock Picks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of December 31, 2016. While the stock picks and holdings of Warren Buffett and his portfolio managers are always ...
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Is Settling With an Activist Investor Supposed to Be Bad for Shareholders?

Depomed Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) has settled with Starboard Value in a move that will bring this activist investor fight to a close. At least for now. What is amazing, although ...
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Why Chesapeake Stumbled and Transocean Didn’t on Icahn Sales

After rising by about 25% earlier this month, shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) have plummeted to about 2.5% below where they were when the month started. The decline ...
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Will Carl Icahn Take Herbalife Private?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has been the subject of much conflict in recent years as activist investor Bill Ackman is waging all-out war on the company, claiming that it is ...
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Why Williams, Enterprise Deal May Not Be Dead Yet

Last Thursday, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) confirmed that it had approached the Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) about a merger and then said it had withdrawn its offer. ...
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Will Activists Make Changes at Time Inc?

Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) has a very long history in media, but it has also not been immune from the woes of many older media outfits in the new age ...
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Herbalife FTC Settlement Delivers Crushing Blow to Bill Ackman, Pumps Carl Icahn

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) has been more than a controversial stock over the past three years or more. Short seller and activist investor Bill Ackman had roughly a $1 billion ...
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Huge Warren Buffett and Starboard Value Trades Highlight Insider Buying: Phillips 66, Pandora, Sears, Advance Auto Parts and More

What a week, and it could be a preview of the kind of summer investors could be in for. With multiple headline and economic events right around the corner, many ...
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Will Corvex Be Able to Find a Buyer for Pandora?

Activist investor fund Corvex Management has acquired a 9.9% stake in internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P). It said in a letter to the company's management that it ...
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Is a Stock Buyback the Best Thing Baker Hughes Can Do Now?

When Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) reported first-quarter earnings last week, CEO Martin Craighead complained that the now-terminated merger agreement with Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) was hampering the company's ability ...
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