This Spinoff Could Offer Tasty Returns

Corporate spinoffs offer the potential for substantial returns in a relatively short period, often without any regard to market direction. Whether the spinoff is directed by an activist investor -- as in the case of Bill Ackman and Fortune Brands -- or is a management-led spinoff -- such as the recent split-up of ITT (ITT) -- spinoffs provide fertile hunting ground for the opportunistic investor. Knowing what to look for and how to think about the company pre- and post-spinoff is the key element in exploiting this special area of investing.

Real Money readers may want to look closer at Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST), a small-cap that's probably not on the radar of many folks. Carrols is a $220 million company that owns and operates about 550 restaurants -- 303 Burger King restaurants and 247 Mexican restaurants under the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana names....483 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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