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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EPD) confirmed that it had approached the Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE: WMB) about a merger and then said it had withdrawn its offer.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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Xerox Earnings a Mixed Bag as Company Prepares to Split

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) reported first-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Monday. The business technology firm posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.22 on revenues of $4.28 ...
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Why Depomed Is Rising on Activist Pressure

Depomed Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) saw its stock surge early Friday morning following news of an open letter from an activist firm. Starboard Value, one of the largest shareholders of Depomed, with ...
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Icahn Buys More Freeport-McMoRan, Sending Shares up 18%

It appears that Warren Buffett is not the only investor who thinks that now is a good time to invest in energy stocks. Activist investor Carl Icahn added 4 million ...
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Xerox’s Horrible Management Finally Crushes the Company

A number of press reports claim that Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) will be broken into two pieces, and that activist investor Carl Icahn, who has taken a significant position in ...
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AIG-Icahn Activist Fight Persists

American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) has received another letter from activist investor Carl Icahn. His demand is for AIG to bust itself up into smaller, more focused units to ...
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Is Rupert Murdoch Still After Time Warner?

Say what you want about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, but he doesn’t give up easily. Less than two years after Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) rebuffed an unsolicited $80 billion ...
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