Jana Partners Takes Positions in Adobe, Apple, Anthem, AutoDesk, Others
Barry Rosenstein

Barry Rosenstein's Jana Partners, the activist fund that drove Whole Foods to sell itself to Amazon.com (AMZN) last year, has a number of interesting new big investments in the first quarter of this year, any of which could become activist targets in the coming months.

These include: Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) , ADT Inc. (ADT) , Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) , Allergan Plc (AGN) , Anthem Inc. (ANTM) , Apple Inc. (AAPL) , Boston Scientific (BSX) , Cigna Corp. (CI) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) .

The new investments were revealed in Jana Partners' first-quarter 2018 13F securities filing, which is based on positions the activist fund held as of March 30.

According to the securities filing, Jana Partners held $51.7 million worth of shares in Adobe Systems, $2.5 million in ADT, $68 million in Agilent Technologies.

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