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Special Situation Investing News - 10/28/12

October 28, 2012 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: HY , ADT , SDLP

Good morning everyone.  As I sit here in the Northeast preparing for the Stormzilla or whatever they're calling it today I thought that I'd take a few minutes to share a bunch of the interesting news on investing that I have found over the past week or so with all of my investing friends.    [more]

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Don't cry over spilled milk, but cheer for FREE milk!

October 26, 2012 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: DF

So I have been closely following Dean Foods' (DF) spin-off of its White Wave (WWAV) division.  It seems to me as though Mr. Market is practically giving away Dean's core milk business for free.  OK, it's not a great business, low margin and subject to the fluxuation in commodity prices, but still FOR FREE?  [more]

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Murphy Oil Makes Moves to Unlock Value...Who's Next

October 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MUR , HES , OXY

AH HA. As Hannibal from the A-Team would say..."I love it when a plan comes together." In keeping with my new plan of buying things earlier rather than later and adding more of the positions to my real portfolio that I normally would have only bought in CAPS I added a fairly small position, but still a position, in Murphy Oil (MUR) when I read about Third Point's activist involvement in the stock a could of weeks ago. The other day MUR shot up nearly 9% on the news that it will spin-off its downstream operations. Hooray.

Murphy Oil to Spin Off U.S. Downstream Unit  [more]

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