William Ackman

Herbalife shares tumble on Nu Skin's lower forecast; Ackman continues his allegations

Tracking to the steep drop of over 25 percent in competitor Nu Skin shares, Nutrition company Herbalife Ltd's stock also plunged over seven percent.

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August sell-off leaves William Ackman's hedge fund with flat gain in 2014 so far

The global stock markets turmoil in August and China's economy slowdown have impacted hedge fund mogul William Ackman, who was one of the best performers in 2014. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management's Pershing Square LP fund dropped 7.7 percent in August making the total gain during the year at 0.06 percent flat growth.

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Ackman says shutting Herbalife down is key to him

Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, who has spent more than two years accusing Herbalife Ltd (HLF.N) of running a pyramid scheme, said on Monday that shutting down the company is "one of the most important things" he can do.

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Newcomers jump into activist investing, eying returns and capital

The largest new field of activist investors in years is shaking up corporate America, seeking to tap into billions of dollars in available capital and inspired by the outsized returns of brand-name agitators like William Ackman and Carl Icahn.

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Herbalife cuts pay of CEO Johnson 36 percent after missed targets

Herbalife Ltd (HLF.N) cut the pay of Chief Executive Michael Johnson 36 percent for 2014 after the nutrition and weight loss company failed to meet performance goals set for him and other top executives, according to a securities filing on Friday.

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Top U.S. hedge funds cut Apple stakes ahead of all-time high

Top U.S. hedge fund management firms, including David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital and Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management, reduced their stakes in Apple Inc during the fourth quarter, ahead of the iPhone maker's strong rally in 2015, according to regulatory filings.

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Top Herbalife salesman acknowledges high failure rate in video

A top Herbalife salesman said that most people who sell the company's weight loss and nutrition products are doomed to fail, adding fresh grist to accusations by a hedge fund manager that the company is a fraud.

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Ackman's Pershing Square sees big payoff from Allergan deal

Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm's biggest bet of 2014.

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Actavis plans new merger approach for Allergan - sources

Actavis Plc (ACT.N) plans to approach Allergan Inc (AGN.N) again about a potential merger, as the Botox maker warms up to the possibility of a sale, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Herbalife hires former U.S. regulator to head compliance team

Herbalife Ltd, the marketer of weight-management products, energy drinks and nutrition supplements that has come under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission as well as other agencies, has hired a former FTC official as its chief compliance officer.

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ISS urges Allergan to give investors vote, questions credibility

Prominent investor shareholder advisory firm ISS called on Allergan Inc to give its shareholders a chance to vote on any large, buyout-blocking acquisitions and said the company's board faced a credibility problem, according to a report seen by Reuters.

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Ackman, other shareholders ask Allergan to call special meeting

Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.

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Herbalife says FTC now probing firm's operations

The US Federal Trade Commission has begun an inquiry into the operations of nutrition and weight loss firm Herbalife, an inquiry that has long been asked for by activist investor William Ackman, Reuters reported.

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Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management sells 7.3 million Beam Inc shares

A regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission showed that William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management offloaded 7.3 million shares of liquor maker Beam Inc this week, Reuters reported.

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Ackman pares USD1 billion bet in Herbalife to 40%

Activist investor William Ackman told investors through a letter dated October 2 that he had reduced over 40% of his USD1 billion investment with nutritional supplements company Herbalife.

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