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Delivering Alpha: S&P Capital IQ Activist Short List

In conjunction with Delivering Alpha, S&P Capital IQ put together a short list of companies "in need" of an activist investor. 

Here are a few of their more interesting targets: 

DreamWorks - "could help actualize its potential attractiveness as a takeover target."

J.M. Smucker - "sluggish top-line growth in the past five years (4.3 percent compound annual growth rate) that reflects healthy cash flows."

SM Energy - "has a long-term debt-to-capital ratio of almost 54 percent, and its stock price has dropped by about 40 percent during the past 12 months."

Pitney Bowes - "a potential activist could look to separate the mailing business from digital software to reignite the company."

Xerox - "trailed the sector's stock returns for the past several years."

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