Tracking the Activists in Small Bank Stocks

Among the items I track on a regular basis are 13D filings by activist and interested investors. These filings indicate that a holder of 5% or more of a company's stock intends to have a conversation with management about the direction of the company. These filings frequently lead to a new business plan or a reorganization or outright sale of the company. All of these tend to create a premium to the current stock price and produce gains for shareholders, so this is a useful and potentially profitable activity.

This has particularly been true among the small bank stocks. You won't see the big activists such as Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman in the little banks, but a handful of investors have had a great deal of success in the sector....577 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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