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    1. Cramer: Zoetis Defends Against Takeover; GoPro Is Going Higher

      Cramer: Zoetis Defends Against Takeover; GoPro Is Going Higher

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Zoetis are slightly lower on Tuesday, despite announcing a $500 million share repurchase program. "This company has been the leader in science for animal health," said TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio. The company, a spinoff from Pfizer with a $22 billion market cap, may have announced the buyback in order to prevent a ...

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    2. Investor Turns Activist After it Learns RealPage Rejected a Buyout

      Investor Turns Activist After it Learns RealPage Rejected a Buyout

      RealPage Inc. got an activist wake-up call Monday after 9.9% stakeholder JHL Capital Group went from a passive investor to an activist after a Friday report that the company rejected a nearly $2 billion bid. The value investment firm run by James Litinsky said in a regulatory filing Monday that he may talk to the rental housing software company's management and its shareholders about potential ...

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    3. The Untouchables: Where Even Activist Investors Fear to Tread

      The Untouchables: Where Even Activist Investors Fear to Tread

      At a time when even the mighty Apple Inc. isn't safe from activist investors, a few companies remain seemingly impervious to attacks by dissident shareholders. Why? Well, the best offense is a return to shareholders that beats stock indices and the company's peers, along with management belief that being engaged with stakeholders is a good thing. Still, even a relatively well-run company can be ...

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    4. Dollar General Once Again Extends Family Dollar Tender Offer

      Dollar General Once Again Extends Family Dollar Tender Offer

      Dollar General Corp. on Friday extended its tender for Family Dollar Stores Inc. until year's end and said it intends to file a proxy statement ahead of its target's special meeting to vote on a rival agreement to be acquired by Dollar Tree Inc. . Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General said that as of Thursday about 4.1 million of Family Dollar's 114 million shares had been tendered and not ...

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    5. McDonald's Rumor Resonates With JPMorgan Note on Trapped Value

      McDonald's Rumor Resonates With JPMorgan Note on Trapped Value

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Given the rumors that are out there Monday regarding an activist investors involvement in McDonald's stock, it's worth it to revisit JPMorgan's Sept. 23 note discussing that prospect after meeting with the company's top brass and a small group of investors. The rumor of an activist was floatedaon Twitter after heavyabuying activity in McDonald's stock in a series of ...

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    6. ConMed Proxy Contest E-mails Reveal Bitter Fight

      ConMed Proxy Contest E-mails Reveal Bitter Fight

      NEW YORK (The Deal) -- With a proxy contest at ConMed aonly two weeks away, a strong e-mail exchange between the surgical device maker and activist Voce Capital Management LLC indicate that an agreement before the vote may be tough to come by. After Voce offered on Monday to settle for two seats on the board of the Utica, N.Y.-based company and then withdrew it, citing a lack of response, ConMed ...

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    7. VMware Seen as Takeover Candidate If Spun From EMC

      VMware Seen as Takeover Candidate If Spun From EMC

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of VMware and EMC are advancing after FBR Capital wrote that VMware would become an acquisition target if it is spun off from EMC, as has reportedly been urged by an activist investor. Meanwhile, EMC could take more steps to enhance shareholder value, FBR Capital believes. WHAT'S NEW: After The Wall Street Journal reported that hedge fund Elliott Management would ...

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    8. eBay Rejects Icahn Nominees as Fight Goes to Shareholders

      eBay Rejects Icahn Nominees as Fight Goes to Shareholders

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- eBay has rejected two directors nominated by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn to the company's board of directors and called the nominees "unqualified." The e-Commerce giant's decision came in a preliminary annual proxy filing to shareholders, which asked that shareholders re-elect four board members including CEO John J. Donahoe. eBay's filing, while unsurprising ...

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    9. Carl Icahn Takes to Facebook after Twitter Sensation

      Carl Icahn Takes to Facebook after Twitter Sensation

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) - After adopting Twitter in 2013, billionaire Carl Icahn will now expand his shareholder advocacy to Facebook as the activist increases his presence on social media.Icahn Enterprises, the holding company about 90% owned by Mr. Icahn said in a Friday afternoon press release that the activist investor intends to use Facebook, as well as his website and Twitter, to communicate ...

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    10. Ackman Expects 'Influence' in Air Products CEO Search

      Ackman Expects 'Influence' in Air Products CEO Search

      Bill Ackman of Pershing Square expects to have an influence over Air Products (APD) CEO search after the hedge fund took a near 10% stake in the chemicals company and supported a transition of the company's CEO seat. While Ackman is not on the board of the company and Pershing has no appointees, the fund has the right to interview finalists for Air Products CEO hire. Ackman said at the Harbor Investment Conference on Wednesday he would expect that any CEO announcement would come with Pershing's support. "We don't control the decision, we have a lot of ...

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    11. Jos. A. Bank Tightens Up Poison Pill

      Jos. A. Bank Tightens Up Poison Pill

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Shares of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers were rising nearly 1% to $55.19 after the menswear retailer amended its shareholder rights plan, in its latest jab against Men's Wearhouse . The Hampstead, Md.-based menswear retailer said on Friday it amended its shareholder rights plan - commonly known as a "poison pill" -- to reduce the ownership threshold to 10% from 20% of outstanding ...

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    12. Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Activist investors such as Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital, Nelson Peltz of Trian Management and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square have spent 2013 engaging companies as big as Apple , Microsoft , Pepsico and Procter & Gamble , however, some funds entering the business are content to take on smaller parts of the stock market. Owl Spring Asset Management, a ...

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    13. The Deal: CommonWealth Swallows Poison Pill

      The Deal: CommonWealth Swallows Poison Pill

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CommonWealth REIT on Monday, Sept. 23, pledged to revamp its board, scrap its poison pill and change the way its management company is paid in an attempt to resolve an ongoing dispute with dissident shareholders. Newton, Mass.-based CommonWealth said that beginning next year business management fees paid to REIT Management & Research would be paid in CommonWealth shares ...

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