Activist Investor

Elliott Management Sets Sights (Again) on Breaking Up Marathon Petroleum

When activist investor Paul Singer and his Elliott Management investment firm first tried to split up Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) in 2016, Marathon was considerably smaller. The plan then ...
Read Full Story »

Will AT&T Have to Get Rid of WarnerMedia?

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is being circled by an expert enemy of companies it thinks are badly run and poorly managed. Elliott Management says that the M&A binge that AT&T ...
Read Full Story »

Why Wall Street Is Siding With Activist Investor on AT&T

The recent news that Elliott Management had taken a large stake in AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) sent shares higher on Monday, although a 5% gain to $38.14 shrank to just a ...
Read Full Story »

How Much Can Elliott Management Really Boost AT&T’s Share Price?

Saying that by completing a handful of "readily achievable initiatives," AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) could increase its share price to $60, activist investor Paul Singer's Elliot Management on Monday sent ...
Read Full Story »

Does This $371 Million Loss Mark the Bottom for Bed Bath & Beyond?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) might be a big deal to entrepreneurs trying to sell their new goods if they are making a pitch for an investment on ...
Read Full Story »

The Buyout Saga of Chico’s FAS Moves From Ugly to Uglier

Once upon a time, it seemed magical and flattering to get a buyout offer. Company executives looked successful, investors made money, and a company could have the benefit of not ...
Read Full Story »

America’s Largest Mutual Fund Attacks Boeing Management (correction)

Vanguard is the largest mutual fund company in America. It has $5.6 trillion under management. It also happens to be the largest shareholder of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), which is ...
Read Full Story »

Outsiders Could Throw Out Boeing’s Board and CEO

The chief executive officer of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Dennis Muilenburg, says his company "fell short" on safety measures for its 737 Max. Two crashes of the Boeing plane killed ...
Read Full Story »

With $21.66 Billion in Q1 Net Income, Berkshire Hathaway’s Share Buybacks Remain Muted

This weekend marked the "Stockpalooza" event for investors, which of course is the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Warren Buffett and team had reported a dismal fourth ...
Read Full Story »

What Warren Buffett Sees in Berkshire Hathaway’s New Amazon Stake

This weekend will mark another "stockpalooza" wherein Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) will host its annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Most investors tend to follow anything and everything that ...
Read Full Story »

Will Bed Bath & Beyond Wash Its Board?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that activist investors are preparing to launch a proxy fight against the Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) board of directors. Shares jumped ...
Read Full Story »

Hertz Shows That Carl Icahn Giveth and Taketh Away

Getting activist investor Carl Icahn in your corner can be a double-edged sword. When it comes out that he is investing in a stock, those shares usually trade up. But ...
Read Full Story »

Activist Conundrum: What If eBay’s Great Turnaround Value Has Already Been Realized?

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has gone from a powerhouse auctioneer along with the great growth of PayPal in years past to a standalone internet giant lacking growth and having to ...
Read Full Story »

How Carl Icahn and Friends Want to Boost the Shares of Caesars

It's official: Carl Icahn wants a strategic review and an ultimate sale of Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR). After reports were out the prior week about the activist investor and ...
Read Full Story »

Activist Investor Takes the Reins at Papa John’s

Last September, Papa John's International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) put out feelers seeking a buyer for the troubled pizza restaurant chain. Since then, not a lot has happened publicly, until Monday ...
Read Full Story »