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."