Thursday, June 4, 2009

May Activist Investments - 48 Companies Targeted

Below is a summary of 48 companies targeted by 51 shareholder activists during May.

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

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Ticker Company Investor
ABTL Autobytel Inc Trilogy Inc
ADF ACM Managed Dollar Income Fund Bulldog Investors
ARIA Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc Biotechnology Value Fund
ASUR Asure Software Inc Red Oak Partners
ATGN AltiGen Wanger Investment Management
AVCA Advocat Inc Bristol Investment Fund
AXC Advanced Technology Acquisition Corp Bulldog Investors
BASI Bioanalytical Systems Thomas Harenburg
BBEP BreitBurn Energy Partners, L.P. Quicksilver Resources
BVF Biovail Corp Eugene Melnyk
CAV Cavalier Homes Inc GAMCO Investors
CAV Cavalier Homes Inc Legacy Housing
CITZ CFS Bancorp Financial Edge Fund
DITC Ditech Networks Inc Lamassu Holdings
DVD Dover Motorsports Inc. Marathon Capital
ELGX Endologix Inc Elliott Associates
FEP Franklin Electronic Publishers inc Saunders Acquisition Corp
GCS DWS Global Commodities Stock Fund Western Investment
HBRF.OB Highbury Financial Peerless Systems
HWK Hawk Corp GAMCO Investors
JOUT Johnson Outdoors Inc Dolphin Ltd
JTX Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Shamrock Activist Value Fund
JTX Jackson Hewitt Tax Service JTH Tax
KANA Kana Software KVO Capital Management
KONA Kona Grill Mill Road Capital
MATH.PK Mathstar, Inc Salvatore Muoio
MEG Media General Inc GAMCO Investors
MOVE Move Inc. Nierenberg Investment Management
NDD Neuberger Berman Dividend Advantage Fund Western Investment
ORCC Online Resources Corp Tennenbaum Capital Partners
PCBC Pacific Capital Bancorp Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
PFBI Premier Financial Bancorp Hot Creek Capital
PLCE Children's Place Retail Stores Ezra Dabah
PRLS Peerless Systems Corp. Bandera Partners
PRSC Providence Sevice Corp 73114 Investments
PTSG.OB Petrosearch Energy Group Tiberius Capital
RPT Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Equity One
SKS Saks Incorporated P Schoenfeld
SNG Canadian Superior Energy Palo Alto Investors
SRO DWS Rreef Real Estate Fund II, Inc Bulldog Investors
SUMT SumTotal Systems Vista Equity Partners
TDS Telephone & Data Systems Southeastern Asset Management
TDS Telephone & Data Systems Inc. Weitz & Co
TOMO TomoTherapy Incorporated Avalon Capital
TUC Mac-Gray Corp Fairview Capital Investment Management
TXCC Transwitch Corp Brener International Group
TXI Texas Industries Shamrock Activist Value Fund
UAHC United American Healthcare Corp Strategic Turnaround Equity Partners
ULU Uluru Inc. Brencourt Advisors
VNDA Vanda Pharmaceuticals Tang Capital