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 Warren Buffett , Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management and Carl Icahn have still been able to find attractive valuations.

At Stockpickr, we follow the latest activist situations for investors interested in piggybacking of these activist investors.

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