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Will GM Shareholders Go for Greenlight Stock Proposal, Director Candidates?

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) shareholders will vote Tuesday on whether to accept a proposal put forward by David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital to establish a dual-share structure for the automaker ...
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How Much Could Energen Fetch in a Buyout?

Shares of Energen Corp. (NYSE: EGN) saw a handy gain on Wednesday after the hedge fund Corvex Management announced a 5.5% stake in the company and called for a potential ...
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Why Activist Elliott May Ultimately Fail in the Fight Against BHP

Activist Investor Elliott Management has been going after BHP Billiton Ltd (NYSE: BHP), with billionaire Paul Singer leading that charge, for more than a month. Mr. Singer has a long ...
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Will Etsy Be Able to Find a Buyer at the Right Price?

It might have been a while since there was great news out of Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), but nothing lasts forever. Two private equity firms now have taken large stakes ...
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How Warren Buffett’s IBM Sale Hurts the Dow and Hurts Ginni Rometty

When Warren Buffett talks, people listen. Buffett confessed on Friday morning, ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) annual meeting, that he and his team had unloaded part of ...
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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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