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Breaking up isn’t hard to do on Wall Street. Activist investors and hedge fund bosses are increasingly pushing companies to unlock shareholder value by either splitting themselves or selling business units that don’t gel with the broader corporate direction. That idea has seemed to resonate with investors – over the past 17 years, spinoffs companies have, on average, outperformed the S&P 500 index by 13.4%[1] during their first 12 months being public. Why can spinoffs perform well? The new upstarts often have clear, singular management focus, accountability, lean operations and a strong alignment of stock performance with management incentives. In addition, a lack of analyst coverage and index membership can allow investors to enter at a time when fund managers are forced to exit. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
24.3% Information Technology 8.8%
4.4% Perspecta Inc. PRSP --
4.1% 8xx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.9% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8x 88.8%
3.9% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
20.3% Consumer Discretionary 8.0%
4.5% Veoneer Inc. VNE --
4.1% 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.9% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8x --
3.9% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx --
19.1% Real Estate 8.1%
4.1% 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxx 8x 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx --
3.9% 8xx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.9% 8xxx 8xxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8x 88.8%
3.8% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx --
3.5% 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xx --
12.5% Financials 5.8%
4.3% Brighthouse Financial Inc. BHF 23.0%
4.2% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xx 88.8%
4.0% 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
8.3% Industrials 18.8%
4.2% 8xxx 8xxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.2% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xx --
7.6% Health Care 7.3%
3.8% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% Materials 6.5%
4.0% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
3.9% Energy --
3.9% 8xxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx --

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