Activist Investor

Will Alexion Pharmaceuticals Fight This Activist?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares saw a handy gain early on Friday after the New York Times reported that there might be some increasing activist movement in the stock. ...
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Why Broadcom May Now Be Handily Overreaching in Its Hostile Buyout of Qualcomm

It is no secret that a raging bull market is taking place at the current time. It is also no secret that companies want to give themselves a wider moat ...
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Broadcom Seeks to Oust Qualcomm Board

Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) on Monday morning announced that it intends to nominate a slate of 11 people for election to the 11-member board of directors of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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Icahn Takes 13.5% Stake in SandRidge, Calls Bonanza Acquisition ‘Nonsensical’

SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD) emerged from an $8.3 billion bankruptcy in October 2016 while Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) emerged in April after clearing up about $1.4 billion ...
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Has Peltz Beaten P&G and Gained Board Seat?

On October 9, shareholders of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) cast their ballots for all 11 seats on the company's board of directors. On October 10, P&G declared victory, ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today: A Buyout of Time Inc?

Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT) has rejected a buyout offer from Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Reuters reports: Mattel’s rebuttal indicates that Margaret Georgiadis, who took over as the company’s chief executive ...
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As Bill Ackman Loses Activist Bid Against ADP, Does He Really Lose?

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) may have won a round of independence and shareholder goodwill on Tuesday. The massive payrolls and human resources outfit fended off a bid from ...
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13 Spin-Offs Set to Radically Change Top Companies in 2017 and 2018

The bull market is now closer to nine years old than it is eight, and the great stock market rally of 2017 has continued to amaze skeptics and bulls alike. ...
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Procter & Gamble Declares Victory in Proxy Vote

A preliminary count by Procter & Gamble Co.'s (NYSE: PG) proxy solicitors indicates that P&G shareholders elected all 11 of the company-backed directors. Activist investor Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to end credits for wind power in an attempt to help the coal industry. According to Bloomberg: Tax incentives for the wind ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apache, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, eBay, GrubHub, Hess, Nike, Nucor, Wayfair and More

Stocks were indicated to open slightly lower on Thursday, but the major stock indexes just recently hit all-time highs again. The Dow was over 22,100 and the S&P 500 close ...
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Proxy Battle Joined Between Peltz, Procter & Gamble

When activist investor Nelson Peltz and his investment firm Trian Management first revealed a $3 billion or so investment in Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) last February, nearly everyone ...
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Activist Investor Ups Stake in CenturyLink

Activist investor Corvex Management and chief Keith Meister have raised their stake in telecom company CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) to approximately 6.6%, or more than 36.5 million shares. The change ...
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Energen’s Would-Be Permian Buyout — Are 2 Activist Investors Better Than 1?

It's one issue to have a well-known activist investor out calling for change and action in a company. It's a completely different issue when you get two activist firms nipping at ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google fired the employee who wrote an anti-diversity memo. The document was widely circulated in by the press. Uber's chairman wrote a note to the company's staff ...
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