Lately, activist investors are using the market's decline as a competitive opportunity to establish large positions in equities that they believe are undervalued.

Here are some of the latest activist investments recently filed with the Security and Exchange Commission.

Stephens Investments Holdings has entered into an agreement with Cost Plus ( CPWM), which will allow the investment vehicle to increase its ownership to 19.9% without triggering Cost Plus's poison pill.

To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.
Stockpickr is a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com.

If you liked this article you might like

Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Now, the Focus Is Earnings

Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Now, the Focus Is Earnings

Investors Shun Bed Bath & Beyond, Walgreens Growth Deals

Investors Shun Bed Bath & Beyond, Walgreens Growth Deals

Cost Plus Stock Hits New 52-Week High (CPWM)

Cost Plus Stock Hits New 52-Week High (CPWM)

Bed Bath & Beyond Deal Shows Right Kind of Risk Taking

Bed Bath & Beyond Deal Shows Right Kind of Risk Taking

5 Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs: Cost Plus, News Corp

5 Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs: Cost Plus, News Corp