Did you miss "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are some of Jim Cramer's top takeaways.
In a special Mad Money segment Tuesday night, Cramer sat down with activist investor Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital, for an update in his proxy battle with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) - Get Report .
Viewers may recall that Cramer also interviewed ADP's CEO, Carlos Rodriguez, on Aug. 21.
Ackman said that activism is all about aligning boards of directors with shareholder interests. He said too often boards become complacent after the founder steps down and boards rarely own much stock themselves after that.
As for ADP, Ackman said that it is a terrific company with a long history, but over the past few years, it's been underperforming against its peers and should be doing a lot better. He said rivals like Paychex (PAYX) - Get Report , the CEO of which Cramer interviewed on Tuesday's show, are putting up much better gross margins than ADP and 25% of Paychex is a direct competitor with ADP.
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