Wednesday, 25 November 2015
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Jul 16 2007 | 11:58am ET
Pershing Square Capital Management’s William Ackman apparently just can’t resist Target Corp.’s giant red bullseye logo.
Indeed, the New York-based activist hedge fund manager has the discount retailer in his sights, targeting it for its “undervalued” share price, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pershing Square, in a widely-expected move that drove Targets stock price up 7% last Thursday, said it has acquired 81.8 million shares of the Minneapolis-based company, amounting to a roughly 9.6% stake. The hedge fund began building its stake in April.
In spite of a 45% rise in its share price over the past year, Pershing Square said it viewed the stock as too cheap, and said it would “discuss with management ways in which this undervaluation can be corrected.” Ackman’s firm said it would seek talks with management regarding strategy, business, assets, operations, capitalization and financial condition, according to the filing.
Ackman added that he will donate much of any profit from his Target investment to his new Pershing Square Foundation, a charity launched last year focusing on education, health care and human rights.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…