A company can blame its poor financial performance on a slow 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.
Even during the worst bear market since the 1930s, activist investors such as
, Bill Ackman of
have still been able to find attractive valuations.
At Stockpickr, we follow the
for investors interested in piggybacking of these activist investors.
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