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EMC Earnings, Buyback and VMware Note May Mute Activists

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) was already indicated higher due to reports that activist investors were going after the company to unlock value. Now the stock is up marginally after its ...
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Bill Ackman Losing Face in Herbalife War

The longstanding fight between Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) and short-selling activist investor Bill Ackman just took yet another odd turn. That turn has at least so far gone in the ...
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Herbalife and Ackman Fight Intensifying This Week

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) remains one of the most controversial stocks on Wall Street and Main Street. That controversy is set to come to yet another head on Tuesday, July ...
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Activist Investors Could Face Trouble Influencing EMC and VMware Efforts

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) could finally find itself independent of such strong control from former parent and super-majority shareholder EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC), but only with odds of "maybe" for ...
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Coke and Pepsi Likely Not to Please Investors

If the past is any guide, when Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) reports earnings before markets open Tuesday morning, the company will reveal that it had $0.63 in earnings per share ...
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Valeant Offer Weaker After Allergan Earnings

Botox-maker Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) released second-quarter earnings Monday morning about an hour after Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) slammed Allergan for misleading statements about Valeant's Bausch & Lomb ...
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What to Expect From eBay Earnings, Icahn, Buybacks and More (Updated)

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is set to report earnings on Wednesday after the markets close. Now that it has reached a settlement with Carl Icahn, eBay shares have backed off ...
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Carl Icahn Wants Family Dollar Store Sale — Now

When activist investor Carl Icahn acquired a 9.4% stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) earlier this month, he said he wanted to "engage in conversations" with the company's ...
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What Icahn Sees: Dollar Stores vs. Discounters

Now that Carl Icahn has taken a large stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO), 24/7 Wall St. wanted to see what sort of value this might imply for ...
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Icahn Takes Stake in Family Dollar

Activist investor Carl Icahn filed documents with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) late Friday announcing that he had acquired a 9.4% stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) ...
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Zale Gets Hitched to Signet Jewelers

Despite the attempt by activist shareholder TIG Advisors to tarnish Signet Jewelers' (NYSE: SIG) acquisition of Zale (NYSE: ZLC) by asking investors to oppose or at least abstain from voting, ...
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Carl Icahn and Activist Investing … and Insider Trading?

Have activist investors gone too far? That is what the news focus may be full of in the coming week. The financial media loves following activist investors like Carl Icahn, ...
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Big Changes in the Carl Icahn Stock Holdings

Activist investor Carl Icahn has made some changes to his portfolio of equities in the latest 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. While there are many positions ...
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Why Warren Buffett Now Likes Telecom

Investors love tracking the stock purchases and acquisitions of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). His being touted by the financial press as the world's greatest investor of ...
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Is Warren Buffett Done Buying Banks and Financial Stocks?

For a bull market to stay alive, you have to have participation from the financial sector. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has been a financial stock buyer ...
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