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    1. Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay

      Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay

      It's hardly a new complaint. Indeed, the headlines raging against shockingly big paychecks collected by United States CEOs have been regularly recirculated for years. This time, though, against a backdrop of consumers' concern over online privacy and frustration over lingering inequality, efforts from Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) shareholders have finally struck a receptive nerve that will incite actual change in how corporate chiefs are compensated. AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders may be ready to jump on the bandwagon, too, after learning its CEO John Stankey received a 36% raise last year despite a string of ...

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    2. Newell Brands' Turnaround Efforts Falling Short

      Newell Brands' Turnaround Efforts Falling Short

      The company's recovery faces major challenges in the face of intense competition. Lawrence Rothman, CFA Mar 15, 2020 at 3:11PM Newell Brands ( NASDAQ:NWL ) has had a rough few years with shareholders suffering the consequences. The stock is trading at just one-quarter of its value from three years ago. This comes after Newell completed an ill-advised $13 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Jarden in 2016. Data by YCharts ...

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    3. Canopy Growth Appoints Constellation Brands Director to Board

      Canopy Growth Appoints Constellation Brands Director to Board

      Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) announced today that it was making two major changes to its board of directors. Judy Schmeling, who currently sits on the Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) board of directors, will be stepping up as Canopy's new board chair while a senior marketing executive from Constellation, Jim Sabia, will be joining Canopy's board as well...

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    4. Why This General Electric News Is Huge for CEO Larry Culp

      Why This General Electric News Is Huge for CEO Larry Culp

      As Larry Culp, the CEO of General Electric ( NYSE:GE ) , nears the one-year mark of his tenure, he can probably sleep a little bit easier. Not because GE's stock has recovered -- it's down more than 65% over the last three years. And not because GE has suddenly started to outperform. Its Q2 revenue, adjusted earnings, and free cash flow all saw year-over-year declines...

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    5. Is Bill Ackman About to Go Activist Investor on Starbucks?

      Is Bill Ackman About to Go Activist Investor on Starbucks?

      For anyone who thinks that Starbucks ' ( NASDAQ:SBUX ) long growth arc has started to level out, there's a billionaire who disagrees, and he's putting his investors' money where his mouth is. Bill Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square, has taken a $900 million stake in the coffeehouse chain, and he sees the stock doubling in the next three years...

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    6. The Battle Over Campbell Soup Heats Up

      The Battle Over Campbell Soup Heats Up

      As Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) squares off against activist investor Daniel Loeb, it could turn out to be a very acrimonious battle. Fights for corporate control are rarely prim affairs, but will things get personal in this case? The New York Post says that, according to two unnamed sources, Loeb has "suggested" he has "damaging information" on descendants of a Campbell founder who are still involved in the business...

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    7. This REIT Is Under Activist Attack

      This REIT Is Under Activist Attack

      Investors in NorthStar Realty Europe ( NYSE:NRE ) woke up to news Tuesday morning that one of the company's largest investors is looking to shake things up at the company. Senvest Management, which owns 9.55% of NorthStar, is pushing the company's external advisor, Colony Capital ( NYSE:CLNY ) , to realize value at the undervalued European REIT, after years of a stagnating stock price...

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    8. Are These the Next Buyout Targets in Hollywood?

      Are These the Next Buyout Targets in Hollywood?

      As Netflix 's ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) blowout earnings showed, scale matters more than ever in the media industry. With distribution going increasingly over the top via the internet, companies will be able to scale their offerings globally. That has allowed huge tech companies from Silicon Valley to enter the content game . Amid these changes, increasingly huge distribution platforms need must-watch content...

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    9. Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017

      Here's Where Things Went Wrong for Procter & Gamble in 2017 Markets Motley Fool You know you're having a bad year when your management team has to spend months beating back an activist investor attack on your business strategy. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) narrowly won that particular battle in 2017. But the consumer products giant can't relax just yet. After all, the key shareholder complaints that fed the challenge -- and led to a shakeup on its board of directors -- are still present...

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    10. Just Months After Taking Over, Marcato Throws in the Towel on Buffalo Wild Wings

      Just Months After Taking Over, Marcato Throws in the Towel on Buffalo Wild Wings

      If the Buffalo Wild Wings ( NASDAQ:BWLD ) acquisition closes, activist shareholder Marcato Capital will reap an approximately 10% return on its investment in the the restaurant chain. Why would Marcato endorse the company's sale to Roark Capital and Arby's, and accept such a meager return for its efforts? In the following episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods , the team discusses the primary reason Marcato is happy to rake in its chips and move on. ..

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    11. CenturyLink Has a "Friendly" Activist: What It Means for Shareholders

      CenturyLink Has a "Friendly" Activist: What It Means for Shareholders

      Suffering shareholders of the telecoms company CenturyLink ( NYSE:CTL ) got a boost on May 8 when activist investor Keith Meister revealed a 5.5% stake in the company, calling the shares undervalued by at least 40% and offering some "friendly" advice on management succession as the company merges with Level 3 Communications ( NYSE:LVLT ) . As both I and fellow Fool Steve Symington have written before, CenturyLink's merger with Level 3 is a smart idea...

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