Companies as diverse as Wendy's and Boeing are among the names big into stock buybacks and raising their payouts.
The Chinese investment firm has a 13.74% stake in the debt-laden hospital system.
Shares of asset manager Legg Mason were higher by nearly 5% Tuesday morning.
A Lazard review of activist campaigns for 2016 show that first time insurgent campaigns represented about a quarter of all activism for the year—a new record.
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