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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
29.0% Information Technology 41.2%
4.7% Cars.com Inc. CARS --
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15.1% Consumer Discretionary 41.8%
4.2% 8xx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
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3.4% 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
12.0% Materials 41.5%
4.7% Alcoa Inc AA 49.9%
3.8% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
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11.5% Financials 2.5%
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10.8% Real Estate 1.4%
3.7% 8xxx 8xxxxx 8 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8x 88.8%
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3.4% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
8.9% Health Care 45.9%
4.8% Bioverativ Inc. BIVV 48.0%
4.0% 8xxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
8.7% Energy 3.8%
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4.1% 8xxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
4.0% Consumer Staples 65.3%
4.0% 8xxx 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8x 88.8%

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