Thursday, May 28, 2009

April Activist Investments - 58 Companies Targeted

Below is a summary list of 58 companies targeted by 61 shareholder activists during April.

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 Enterprises
AMLN Amylin Pharmaceuticals Carl Icahn
ASPM Aspect Medical Systems First Manhattan Co
ASUR Asure Software Inc Red Oak Partners
BASI Bioanalytical Systems Peter Kissinger
BBEP BreitBurn Energy Partners, L.P. Baupost Group
BCSB BCSB Bancorp Inc. Financial Edge Fund
CHE Chemed Corp [Download an In-Depth Analysis]
MMI Investors
CHG CH Energy Group Inc GAMCO Investors
CHIC Charlotte Russe Holding Inc KarpReilly Capital Management
CLHI.PK CLST Holdings Red Oak Partners
COHM.PK Coachmen Industries Gamco Investors
CPY CPI Corp Ramius Capital
CWLZ Cowlitz Bancorporation Crescent Capital
DAVE Famous Daves of America Vicuna Advisors
DCS Dreman/Claymore Dividend & Income Fund Bulldog Investors
DFZ R.G. Barry Mill Road Capital
ENTU Entrust Inc. Empire Capital
ENZN Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc. DellaCamera Capital Management
FACT Facet Biotech Corporation Baupost Group
FBSS Fauquier Bankshares, Inc. William Sudduth
FPU Florida Public Utilities Companyu Energy West
FSS Federal Signal Warren Kanders
GAIA Gaiam Inc Mill Road Capital
GEYH.OB Global Employment Holdings Victory Park Capital
GSIG GSI Group Stephen Bershad
GSLA GS Financial Corp Riggs Qualified Partners
HAR Harman International Industries Relational Investors
IPAS iPass Inc Foxhill Capital
IPAS iPass Inc Ramius Capital
KFS Kingsway Financial Services Inc Joseph Stilwell
KONA Kona Grill Mill Road Capital
MCGC MCG Capital Springbok Capital Management
MEG Media General GAMCO Investors
MLVF Malvern Federal Bancorp Joseph Stillwell
NDD Neuberger Berman Dividend Advantage Fund Bulldog Investor
NMTI NMT Medical Glenhill Advisors
NTN NTN Buzztime, Inc. Trinad Capital Master Fund
OFIX Orthofix International Ramius Capital
OICO OI Corp Mustang Capital Management
OPTV OpenTV Discovery Group
PIF Insured Municipal Income Fund Inc Bulldog Investors
PLCE The Childrens Place Retail Stores, Inc. Ezra Dabah
PWER Power One Bel Fuse
ROY International Royalty Corp Coordinates Capital Corp
RPT Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Equity One
SAH Sonic Automotive Paul Rusnak
SLRY Kinderhook Partners
STRM Streamline Health Solutions Eric Lombardo
SUMT SumTotal Systems Vista Equity Partners
SUMT SumTotal Systems Discovery Capital
TDS Telephone & Data Systems GAMCO Investors
TDS Telephone & Data Systems Southeastern Asset Management
TLGD Tollgrade Communications Inc Ramius Capital Group
TMENE.OB Thermoenergy Corp Quercus Trust
TMI TM Entertainment & Media Inc Bulldog Investors
TTSP TransTech Services Partners Bulldog Investors
ULU Uluru Inc. Brencourt Advisors
VSNT Versant Corp Discovery Capital
WOC Wilshire Enterprises Bulldog Investors
WOLF Great Wolf Resorts Hovde Capital Advisors