Bill Ackman believes that Proctor and Gamble (NYSE:PG) could trade for $ in two years versus the current share price of $ poor marketing support and ineffective pricing strategies has resulted in P&G in P&G (approximately ~1% of shares outstanding) with Bill Ackman agitating . investment in P&G, please refer to our full presentation which can be viewed at. Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman sets his sights on P&G’s CEO. time, this accounts for 25% of his time,” Ackman said during his presentation.

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Seems a bit excessive, no? Shortly thereafter, the stock was hammered by a guidance reduction.

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Nobody expected Starbucks to just sit around. Less handily, the activist starts work at paint and specialty coatings company PPG at a disadvantage, revealing its stake just after the stock sold off on earnings.

Should McDonald fail to turn things around quickly enough, who does Ackman think should step in?

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SodaStream pops on sale rumors. Still Ackman made it clear from those thinly veiled comments that he wants Biol out. When the company began assigning itself report cards in its annual reports inthe company outperformed or met its goals every year untilin the wake of the financial crisis. The new structure would split products into four categories, but the composition of each is not yet clear, acjman to reports.

Starbucks had been thought of as an activist target since May — Bernstein analyst Sara Senatore hosted a call on the subject that we wrote about in our Half-Year Review.


Ackman has been known for bringing new leadership into his investments, though not all his moves turn out as planned. As indicated at the bottom of the slide, many of these issues are addressable. Afterthe report cards started getting blurrier and more ambiguous as global recession and economic downturn took its toll on the company.

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And Ackman thinks that may be more than a few too many. The rest will be more or less split between overhead savings, marketing efficiencies, and operating leverage that assumes 5 percent organic growth in line with the average under Lafley, but ambitious compared to post growth. Ackman also stayed silent on his big billion dollar short position in gamboe marketing firm Herbalife HLF.

By the end ofshares had pretty presentahion done nothing but trade sideways, and investors were beginning to put pressure on the company to shake things up. Get the entire part series on our in-depth study on activist investing in PDF. Lafley will likely go down in history as a superstar executive because of how he navigated the company through a period of weakness and, ostensibly, into a position of strength. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or print it out to read anywhere!

Ackman may ride Starbucks for a short while and then jump to another new idea, as he did with Nike recently. Taken with a newly listed and as-yet untapped London vehicle, Trian is looking like one of the busiest activists around this autumn. Sign up now for a free account. Where’s the drama on Wall Street? It remains to be seen whether they will welcome Ackman more enthusiastically than in He’s been a vocal critic of the company’s management and its financial performance since disclosing his stake last year.


Herbalife reports record results.

He deemed Level 3 to be a long-term consolidator in the industry. Of course, the mockery is as unsurprising as the target.

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To view my watchlist Not a member yet? He didn’t specify, but said there are several quality internal and external candidates. TW Telecom, by contrast, could be an acquisition target down the road. Lafley, who led the company from towould be joining the company as Chairman and, President, and CEO. Send me ocassional third party offers Yes No. Each section would have a presentahion that reported directly to Lafley. Given how many companies have been targeted after an event-driven turn in the share price by activists desperate for value look to Symantec or Papa Johns for examplesit was only a matter of time before Starbucks got roasted.

Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc. Penney CEO out after troubled tenure. Currently, the company organizes its products into two broad divisions: He didn’t mention J. Investors spooked by China slowdown.

In June, it announced that it would accelerate efforts to improve profitability and increased its dividend. We respect your privacy no spam ever.

The Buzz All markets and investing news all the time. Prior to joining CNNMoney, she covered venture capital and entrepreneurs for Forbes, and mergers and bankruptcy for Mergermarket and Debtwire, both divisions of the Financial Times. Yet backseat activists — riding changes led by others — can presejtation bite.

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