Wednesday, March 4, 2009

February's Activist Investments - 59 Companies Targeted

Below is a summary list of 59 investments made by shareholder activists during February. As a comparison, we analyzed 87 companies last February.

This information was extracted from Hedge Fund Solutions' Catalyst Equity Research Report (TM), a free in-depth weekly research on activist investments.

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Ticker Company Investor
AANB Abigail Adams National Bancorp P.S. D'Iberville Limited Partnership
ABVA Alliance Bankshares Frank Williams
ADLS Advanced Life Sciences Holdings Groundworks of Palm Beach County
AHNA.PK ATC Healthcare Inc Roaring Fork Capital
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals Carl Icahn
APAC APAC Customer Service Ronald Chez
APPA AP Pharma Tang Capital
ATML Atmel Corp. Microchip
ATSG Air Transport Services Group Red Mountain Capital
AVCA Advocat Inc. Bristol Investment Fund
BARI Bancorp Rhode Island Financial Edge Fund
BGP Borders Group Inc. Pershing Square Capital Management
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc. Carl Icahn
BVF Biovail Corp Eugene Melnyk
BWC.TO Bridgewater Systems Crescendo Partners
CAMD California Microdevices Dialectic Capital Management
CAV Cavalier Homes Inc Legacy Housing
CBNJ Cape Bancorp Inc Patriot Financial
CHE Chemed Corp MMI Investors
CHG CH Energy Group Gamco Investors
CLHI.PK CLST Holdings Red Oak Partners
CVG Convergys Corporation Jana Partners
DIN DineEquity, Inc MSD Capital
DITC Ditech Networks Lamassu Holdings
DPS Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Trian Fund
ENZN Enzon Pharmaceuticals inc. DellaCamera Capital Management
EPIC Epicor Software Corp Elliott Associaes
ESHB.PK Earl Schieb Lawndale Capital
GET Gaylord Entertainment Co Gamco Investors
GSLA GS Financial Corp. Riggs Qualified Partners
IPAS iPass Inc Foxhill Opportunity Master Fund
KFS Kingsway Financial Sevices Joseph Stilwell
LCAV LCA-Vision Eduardo Baviera Sabater
LGF Lions Gate Entertainment Corp Carl Icahn
MEDW Mediware Information Systems Cannell Capital
MIM MI Developments Greenlight Capital; Farallon Capital
MIPI Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals David Barlow
MSPD Mindspeed Technologies AIGH Investment Partners
OFIX Orthofix International Venner Capital
OPTV OpenTV Corp Kudelski SA
ORCC Online Resources Group Tennenbaum Capital Partners
ORNG Orange 21 Costa Brava
PMRY Pomeroy IT Solutions David Pomeroy
PRSC Providence Sevice Corp 73114 Investments
RLH Red Lion Hotels Corp Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund
SNG Canadian Superior Energy Palo Alto Investors
SNR Sunair Services Dru Schmitt
SSE Southern Connecticut Bancorp Lawrence Seidman
TDS Telephone & Data Systems Gamco Investors; Southeastern Asset Management
TEAM TechTeam Global Costa Brava; Emancipation Capital
TECUA Tecumseh Products Herrick Foundation
TLGD Tollgrade Communications of PA Ramius Capital
TLX Trans Lux Corp
Gamco Investors
TUC Mac-Gray Corp Fairview Capital Investment
TUTR Plato Learning Stephen Becker
VNDA Vanda Pharmaceuticals Tang Capital
WEDC White Electronic Designs Corp Wynnefield Partners
WOC Wilshire Enterprises Bulldog Investors