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Activism

Barry Rosenstein - Jana Partners

EQT Corporation (EQT): Activist JANA Slams Proposed Rice Energy Inc (RICE) Purchase

Barry Rosenstein‘s JANA Partners is fuming after EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) announced it would purchase Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) for $6.7 billion......(read more)
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Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN): Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Just a week after Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) reported the successful completion of its internal financial audit, the company has been targeted......(read more)
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10 Most Successful LBOs and Private Equity Buyouts in History

Is the era of the most successful LBOs and private equity buyouts in history long gone, or is there any indication that in the future, we’ll see......(read more)
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Deal: “Greedy Bastards” Are Big Winners

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)‘s big move into the grocery business with its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) this......(read more)
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) to Hit $1 Trillion Before Apple Inc. (AAPL): Activist Manager

  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) appears to be well on its way to becoming the first trillion dollar company in terms of valuation, but at least one member......(read more)
Keith Meister, Corvex Capital

Energen Corporation (EGN): Activist Takes Large Stake, Pushes For Sale

Prominent activist investor Keith Meister of Corvex Capital has taken a 5.5% stake in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) and appears poised to try and push......(read more)
David Einhorn

General Motors Company (GM): Einhorn Slams Board In New Letter As GM Sabotages Activist’s Proposal

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital isn’t impressed with the way General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)‘s board plays......(read more)
Jeff Smith

PAREXEL International Corporation (PRXL): Will Starboard Value Push For Sale?

Jeffrey Smith‘s Starboard Value has found its latest activist target in PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL), a company that provides......(read more)
Ricky Sandler, Eminence Capital

Tailored Brands Inc (TLRD): Eminence Capital Bails On Beleaguered Stock

Just two months after Ricky Sandler of Eminence Capital was nominated to stand for election to Tailored Brands Inc (NYSE:TLRD)‘s board, the hedge......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG): Elliott Advisors Puts Target On Akzo Chairman’s Head

Paul Singer‘s Elliott Advisors, one of the most contentious hedge funds in the world, is gearing up for another bitter activist battle. The hedge......(read more)
Third Point

Honeywell International Inc. (HON): Why Dan Loeb’s $20 Billion Spinoff Proposal May Be Far-Fetched

Billionaire Dan Loeb, the head of $15 billion hedge fund Third Point, has his eyes set on a $20 billion prize. The money manager’s first-quarter......(read more)
Jeff Smith

Starboard Value Further Unwinds Brinks Co (BCO) Position

Jeffrey Smith‘s Starboard Value has discarded another 900,000 shares of its Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO) stake according to a new 13D filing, lowering......(read more)
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I Am Not Impressed By Engaged Capital’s Jamba Inc. (JMBA) Purchases

Engaged Capital has been adding to its already large position in Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) over the last month. If you go through its latest filing, you......(read more)
Jeff Smith

Five Companies to Benefit from Activist Starboard Value’s Involvement in 2017

Jeffrey Smith‘s Starboard Value, one of the biggest and most famous activist hedge funds, has recently filed its 13F, in which it reported an equity......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global Cuts Losses and Dumps Southwestern Energy and Teva Pharmaceutical, Still Bullish on Bank of America

Back in 2008, billionaire Warren Buffett made a bet that hedge funds will underperform index funds over the following decade. While the bet still has......(read more)
William Martin Raging Capital Management

Raging Capital Isn’t A Bull of Thestreet Inc. (TST) Anymore?

We just talked about underrated activist hedge funds in our Sessa Capital article. There is only one activist hedge fund that followed Sessa Capital into......(read more)
VALUEACT CAPITAL

ValueAct Capital Keeps Portfolio Largely Unchanged, Adds Stake In Cybersecurity Firm

Founded in 2000 by Jeffrey Ubben, Peter Kamin and George Hamel Jr., ValueAct Capital is today one of the largest activist hedge funds in the world. The......(read more)
Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds

Billionaire Trump Supporter Carl Icahn Made These Changes To His Portfolio Amid Trump’s Win

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has been constantly in the news since Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign. During the campaign, the......(read more)
Third Point 2014 Q3 Investor Letter

Billionaire Dan Loeb’s Biggest Q4 Moves Include Bank-Buying Spree, Selling Allergan (AGN)

With the 13F filing deadline here, we’re now wading into the deluge of filings from some of the top minds in the finance industry. In particular......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

Billionaire Activist Paul Singer Is Terrible At Investing In These Stocks

If one were to come up with a list of the most successful activist investors in the world, Paul Singer‘s name would surely have a hallowed place......(read more)
Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn Buys More Herbalife (HLF), Hertz (HTZ), Unloads Energy Stocks

Erstwhile corporate raider and revered activist investor Carl Icahn has been in the news quite a bit over the past few days following fellow billionaire......(read more)
Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management, Herbalife

Here’s What Billionaire Bill Ackman Had to Say About His Biggest Investments at the DealBook Conference

Bill Ackman of Pershing Square recently did an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook conference in New York and Insider Monkey was there......(read more)
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Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz: Here’s What the Future Looks Like in the Age of E-commerce

The future has little place for brick and mortar stores in the age of e-commerce, believes Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz, as......(read more)
Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS

Billionaire Rosenstein Out of AutoNation, Talks ConAgra, Walgreens

Barry Rosenstein, the founder of JANA Partners LLC, recently has said that active management is cyclical in nature. The $7 billion hedge fund run by him......(read more)
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Is Pier 1 Imports Inc (PIR) Spoiling For A Fight With Its Largest Shareholder?

Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) and one of its largest institutional investors could be headed for a serious clash over how the company should be run. In......(read more)