1. Activist Investors Go Big

    Activist Investors Go Big

    Big companies sitting on piles of cash or shelling it out to their executives better beware: activist investors are targeting you.  This year, 60% of activists’ campaigns have focused on getting companies to boost returns or shake up their board. A record 30% of the campaigns have been aimed at big companies, almost double the average over the like period for the past four years, according to FactSet SharkWatch. The data provider defines large companies as those whose market value exceeds $1 billion...

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