Ackman Aims for Seats on Target's Board

Other activist situations involve Trident Microsystems and CuraGen.
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A company can blame its poor financial performance on a slowing economy, world politics -- even the weather. But an investor with a large economic position in the company can hold the company accountable by turning to shareholder activism as a way to increase shareholder value.

Despite the worst bear market since the 1930s, activist investors such as

Warren Buffett

, Bill Ackman of

Pershing Square Capital Management


Carl Icahn

are still finding attractive valuations on both the long and short sides of the equity market.

At Stockpickr, we follow the

latest activist situations

for investors interested in piggybacking of these activist investors.

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