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    1. Starboard Builds a Stake in MGM Resorts and Will Seek Changes

      Starboard Builds a Stake in MGM Resorts and Will Seek Changes

      Starboard Builds a Stake in MGM Resorts and Will Seek Changes Scott Deveau and Christopher Palmeri Starboard Builds a Stake in MGM Resorts and Will Seek Changes More (Bloomberg) -- Starboard Value, the activist fund run by Jeff Smith, has built a position in MGM Resorts International and plans to push for changes at the Las Vegas-based casino owner...

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    2. Eddie Lampert Sweetens Sears Bid by $600 Million Ahead of an Auction That Will Decide the Company's Fate

      Eddie Lampert Sweetens Sears Bid by $600 Million Ahead of an Auction That Will Decide the Company's Fate
      • Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert on Wednesday boosted his takeover bid to $5 billion, up from $4.4 billion.
      • Lampert's new proposal will be assessed against competing parties' bids at an auction scheduled for Monday.
      • Lampert's offer is the only one that would avoid a liquidation.

      Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert has sweetened his bid for the company's assets in a final attempt to avoid a liquidation...

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    3. Dollar Tree Would Lose Money if it Tried to Sell Family Dollar as Starboard is Pushing

      Dollar Tree Would Lose Money if it Tried to Sell Family Dollar as Starboard is Pushing

      Dollar Tree has few options to deal with its Family Dollar problems. If Dollar Tree Inc. were to sell Family Dollar, it would be “fortunate” to get two-thirds of the $9 billion paid for the rival chain, according to Raymond James analysts. Activist investor Starboard Value LLP has taken a 1.7% stake in the company and is making demands for board seats and changes to the company, including a possible sale of Family Dollar...

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    4. Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Soon Make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's Biggest Shareholders

      Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Soon Make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's Biggest Shareholders
      • Amazon could soon have a large new individual shareholder in the form of MacKenzie Bezos as a result of her impending divorce from the company's CEO.
      • Jeff Bezos owns 16% of the e-commerce giant, and MacKenzie could be entitled to up to half of those shares, which would giver her, with Jeff, one of the two largest stakes in the company.
      • Although the Bezoses are worth $137 billion on paper, nearly all of their assets are in the form of Amazon stock...
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      Mentions: Amazon Vanguard stake
    5. Pier 1 is a 'Dumpster Fire' and it's Fighting for its Survival

      Pier 1 is a 'Dumpster Fire' and it's Fighting for its Survival
      • Pier 1's market value has been almost completely wiped out over the past five and a half years, falling 97% since 2013.
      • Analysts say the outlook is discouraging. Of the few surveyed by Bloomberg who cover the name, none rate the stock a "buy," two carry a "sell" rating, and four say "hold."
      • Analysts say a combination of overwhelming store environments, offerings that don't reflect the latest trends, and expensive sourcing and supply chain costs have brought the retailer to its knees...
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      Mentions: Amazon crisis UBS
    6. Shares of Nabors Industries Rally After Dividend Cut, CEO Pay Cut, and Debt-Reduction Announcement

      Shares of Nabors Industries Rally After Dividend Cut, CEO Pay Cut, and Debt-Reduction Announcement

      Shares of Nabors Industries Rally After Dividend Cut, CEO Pay Cut, and Debt-Reduction Announcement Tyler Crowe, The Motley Fool Reblog What happened Shares of drilling rig owner and operator Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) are up 10.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EST. The price jump comes after the company announced some financial highlights for its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report that included significant debt reduction, a dividend cut, and a cut to executive pay...

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    7. Realogy Appoints Artificial Intelligence and Data Veteran Bryson Koehler to Board of Directors

      Realogy Appoints Artificial Intelligence and Data Veteran Bryson Koehler to Board of Directors

       /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced the appointment of Bryson Koehler to its Board of Directors. Koehler, who currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Equifax, will join Realogy's Technology and Data Committee. With this appointment, the Realogy Board now consists of 10 directors, nine of whom are classified as independent directors for purposes of the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange...

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    8. Activist Investor Elliott Raises Stake in Germany's Uniper

      Activist Investor Elliott Raises Stake in Germany's Uniper

      Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has raised its stake in German energy company Uniper SE (UN10.XE) to 17.84% from 16.51%, according to a regulatory filing. Uniper's largest shareholder, Finnish state-controlled Fortum Oyj , is currently barred from holding more than half the shares by Russian authorities, due to some Uniper activities in the country. But if circumstances change, Fortum could potentially launch a takeover bid and buy out minorities, such as Elliott...

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    9. Bristow's Deal for Columbia Helicopters Opposed by Activist Investor

      Bristow's Deal for Columbia Helicopters Opposed by Activist Investor

      Bristow ( BRS -3.4% ) is lower after activist investor Global Value Investment comes out against the proposed financing of the company's planned acquisition of Columbia Helicopters. Under the proposed financing, Global Value estimates that 33M-33.5M BRS shares would be issued in order to consummate the acquisition, representing a 93% dilution...

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    10. AAPL Proxy Statement Tidbits: How Much Each Executive Earned in 2018, the Costs of Flying Private, More

      AAPL Proxy Statement Tidbits: How Much Each Executive Earned in 2018, the Costs of Flying Private, More

      Apple today filed its definitive proxy statement for 2018 with the SEC. In addition to confirming the date of the annual shareholders meeting, the document offers interesting details on AAPL executive pay for 2018, growth stats, and more. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip As for AAPL executive pay, Tim Cook earned $15.68 million in 2018, up from the $12.83 million he earned in 2017...

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