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Sunday, March 9, 2014

FREE Weekly Activist Investing Research

Hedge Fund Solutions issues free activist investing research every Monday examining the companies targeted by activists during the previous week.
To subscribe go to  http://www.hedgerelations.com/research.html.   For information about additional activist investing research contact Damien Park
CATALYST EQUITY RESEARCH REPORT WEEK ENDING MARCH 7, 2014 


SYMBOL
COMPANY
INVESTOR
AAN
Aaron’s Inc.
Vintage Capital
BJRI
BJ’s Restaurant
PW Capital; Luxor Capital
BJRI
BJ’s Restaurant
Clinton Group
BOBE
Bob Evans
Sandell Asset Management
BSTC
BioSpecifics Technologies
StonePine Capital
CLF
Cliff’s Natural Resources
Casablanca Capital
DGLT
Digital Ally
Stephen Gans
DRI
Darden Restaurants
Starboard Value
FMTB
Fairmount Bancorp
Joseph Stilwell
HARI
Harvard Illinois Bancorp
Joseph Stilwell
JFBI
Jefferson Bancorp
Joseph Stilwell
MTRN
Materion Corporation
GAMCO Investors
SGI
Silicon Graphics
Wasatch Funds
SXT
Sensient Technologies
FrontFour Capital
UTIW
UTi Worldwide
P2 Capital

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shareholder Activism Webinar - March 12, 1PM EST



Save the Date
Shareholder Activism Webinar
March 12, 2014
1:00 PM EST
Dealing with evolving activist investor strategies
Discussion topics include:
  • Review of activist investors' strategies to force fundamental corporate change
  • Golden leashes, boardroom conflicts, and defensive mechanisms
  • Best practices for dealing with hedge fund activists
  • Engaging with investors and proxy advisors
Panelists include:
Hon. Harvey L. Pitt
Former SEC Chairman
CEO and Managing Director

Kalorama Partners, LLC, and Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC


Janet Wright
Vice President, Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Dell Inc.


Zach Oleksiuk, CFA
Head, Americas Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment
BlackRock


Moderated by:
Shirley Westcott
Senior Vice President, Alliance Advisors


For questions, please contact Waheed Hassan, CFA, Managing Director – M&A/Proxy Contest Team

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Conference: The Growth of Activist Investing in Europe




While the majority of activist investor campaigns have historically taken place in the United States, the strategy is growing rapidly in Europe, Australia and even Japan. As forecasts continue to point to a weakening in the European equity markets, US activist investors are starting to eye European companies with more frequency. The mainstream press has extensively covered campaigns against large well-known companies like Dell, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Yahoo, but much of the recent growth in activist stocks has been in the small-cap sector.   

The Growth of Activist Investing in Europe, taking place June 2 in London, prepares public company management so they understand what may attract an activist to target their company, what to expect if they become the object of an activist campaign, and how to respond.  

Visit www.ActivistInvestingEurope.com or call (631) 664-1311 for information.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

FREE Weekly Activist Investing Research

Hedge Fund Solutions issues free activist investing research every Monday examining the companies targeted by activists during the previous week.

To subscribe go to  http://www.hedgerelations.com/research.html.  
For information about additional activist investing research contact Damien Park

CATALYST EQUITY RESEARCH REPORT
WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 21, 2014

SYMBOL
COMPANY
INVESTOR
ALCS
Alco Stores, Inc.
Concerned Alco Stockholders
ANF
Abercrombie & Fitch
Engaged Capital
ARIA
Ariad Pharmaceuticals
Sarissa Capital
BKS
Barnes & Noble
G Asset Management
CNO
CNO Financial Group
Paulson & Co
CPWR
Compuware Corporation
Elliott Associates
CWH
CommonWealth REIT
Corvex/Related
DGIC A/B
Donegal Group
Gregory Shepard
DRI
Darden Restaurants
Starboard Value
DST
DST Systems
George Argyros
FRX
Forest Laboratories
Carl Icahn
IPDN
Professional Diversity Network
Ronald Chez
JOSB
Jos. A. Bank’s
Eminence Capital
NTRI
NutriSystems, Inc.
Clinton Group
PEP
PepsiCo, Inc.
Trian Fund
PRXI
Premier Exhibitions
Sellers Capital
PTRY
The Pantry, Inc.
JCP Investment/Lone Star Value
SIG
Signet Jewelers
Corvex Management
TDS
Telephone & Data Systems
GAMCO Investors
USAK
USA Truck
Stone House Capital
VITC
Vitacost.com
Consac, LLC
VOLC
Volcano Corporation
Engaged Capital
WPP
Wausau Paper
Starboard Value
XWES
World Energy Solutions
Ardsley Partners