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    1. Activist Investors Force Change In The Oil Industry

      Activist Investors Force Change In The Oil Industry

      The oil industry is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. Investors are growing impatient with even the largest oil companies, as the FT reported. In the short run, low oil prices, and the threat of higher U.S. shale supply, completely saps investor enthusiasm around the oil industry. But in the long-term, the prospect of peak oil demand is an even larger problem...

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    2. UK Investor Body to Apply Red Warning if a Company's Board Lacks Women

      UK Investor Body to Apply Red Warning if a Company's Board Lacks Women

      LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top companies face a red warning if they don't have more than one woman on their board, the Investment Association said on Thursday, adding to pressure for more female representation at top levels of management. The body which represents big asset managers said it was expanding its traffic light system which guides big investors on whether a company is complying with best practice in areas of governance such as executive pay...

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    3. Daniel Loeb's Third Point exits Alibaba, Microsoft, and Netflix

      Daniel Loeb's Third Point exits Alibaba, Microsoft, and Netflix

      Activist investor Daniel S. Loeb's hedge fund $17 billion Third Point LLC exited its positions in Alibaba ( BABA ), Microsoft ( MSFT ), and Netflix ( NFLX ) during the fourth quarter, according to the fund's latest 13-f filing . During the quarter, Third Point sold its 1.25 million shares of Netflix, 4.1 million shares of Microsoft, and 4.045 million shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, the filing shows...

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    4. Activist Funds Turn Attention to Banks as New Merger Wave Sets Up

      Activist Funds Turn Attention to Banks as New Merger Wave Sets Up

      Activists are circling the U.S. banking industry as lenders struggle to distinguish themselves amid increased competition. More Activist investors are turning their attention to the U.S. banking industry, which many see as ripe for a new merger wave as lenders struggle to distinguish themselves amid intensifying competition...

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    5. Cramer Calls on eBay to Work with Activist Investor Elliott Management

      Cramer Calls on eBay to Work with Activist Investor Elliott Management

      Elliott Management's recently announced $1.4 billion stake in eBay could create real value if eBay's leaders cooperate with the activist hedge fund, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday. "The guys at Elliott have some great ideas that could potentially make shareholders a lot of money. At the same time, eBay's management team is a lot better than you might think if you were only looking at the stock's recent performance," he said on "Mad Money."...

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    6. Does Board Diversity Improve Corporate Performance?

      Does Board Diversity Improve Corporate Performance?

      The push to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards is reflected in a study published Wednesday by the Alliance for Board Diversity and Deloitte. Among Fortune 500 firms, the study finds that in 2018, women held 22.5% of board positions, an increase from 20.2% in 2016. Among Fortune 100 firms, women in 2018 held 25% of board seats, up from 23% in 2016...

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    7. 2 Reasons There Won't Be a Papa John's Buyout

      2 Reasons There Won't Be a Papa John's Buyout

      Shares of Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) surged 9% last Tuesday on rumors that the pizzeria owner may be bought out. An activist investor recently purchased stock in the company, while founder and former chairman John Schnatter has reportedly been in talks with private equity firms to help him buy back the business. After a year of controversy, investors are desperately looking for a catalyst to propel their shares higher...

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    8. Activist Investors are Gearing up for More Battles in the Year Ahead, Taking Aim at Consumer Stocks

      Activist Investors are Gearing up for More Battles in the Year Ahead, Taking Aim at Consumer Stocks

      Wall Street's top activist investors continue to see more opportunity in consumer products than in any other industry even amid multiple high-profile contests at household names like Procter & Gamble and Campbell Soup. More Wall Street's top activist investors are raising lots of cash and gearing up for battle over the next year, a new report shows...

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    9. PepsiCo CFO Says the Company is Unlikely Breaking Up Under New CEO

      PepsiCo CFO Says the Company is Unlikely Breaking Up Under New CEO

      Don’t expect PepsiCo’s new CEO to completely dismantle the food and beverage empire that outgoing chief Indra Nooyi helped build. A major shakeup — usually focused on aggressive cost-cutting to boost profits quickly — is often a common maneuver taken by new CEOs. And with PepsiCo’s ( PEP ) stock down about 6% year to date, changes targeted to saving more money would likely be well-received by investors...

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