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Most Sold by Activist Hedge Funds

Most Sold by Activist Hedge Funds

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27 Symbols

SymbolCompany NameLast PriceChange% ChangeMarket TimeVolumeAvg Vol (3 month)Market Cap
BABAAlibaba Group Holding Limited225.31-1.11-0.49%4:00 p.m. EDT10.50M15.33M613.95B
DISThe Walt Disney Company184.84+3.05+1.68%4:04 p.m. EDT6.54M10.79M335.53B, inc.216.5-1.55-0.71%4:00 p.m. EDT5.77M6.50M199.66B
LOWLowe's Companies, Inc.208.4+2.46+1.19%4:03 p.m. EDT3.17M4.02M149.46B
SQSquare, Inc.233.35+9.39+4.19%4:00 p.m. EDT14.62M11.06M106.26B
FISFidelity National Information Services, Inc.151.59-0.21-0.14%4:02 p.m. EDT2.92M3.36M94.00B
AAgilent Technologies, Inc.133.9+1.50+1.13%4:04 p.m. EDT892.28k1.66M40.80B
PINSPinterest, Inc.59.86+0.64+1.08%4:01 p.m. EDT15.39M13.86M38.12B
HLTHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.123.44+2.67+2.21%4:03 p.m. EDT1.91M2.38M34.38B
FTVFortive Corporation72.82+0.37+0.51%4:03 p.m. EDT1.29M2.18M24.65B
QSRRestaurant Brands International Inc.69.48+0.77+1.12%4:00 p.m. EDT960.16k1.59M21.31B
LNGCheniere Energy, Inc.82.65+2.23+2.77%4:00 p.m. EDT1.16M1.28M20.95B
CCKCrown Holdings, Inc.113.54+0.83+0.74%4:00 p.m. EDT1.07M1.04M15.32B
PVHPVH Corp.118.67+2.89+2.50%4:00 p.m. EDT752.81k960.25k8.45B
IAAIAA, Inc.58.93-0.68-1.14%4:00 p.m. EDT744.77k915.33k7.94B
AERAerCap Holdings N.V.57.97-1.47-2.47%4:00 p.m. EDT1.43M1.57M7.58B
SNXSYNNEX Corporation123.5+2.62+2.17%4:00 p.m. EDT241.53k334.99k6.40B
INGRIngredion Incorporated94.92+0.98+1.04%4:00 p.m. EDT513.25k433.11k6.37B
NCRNCR Corporation47.83+0.49+1.04%4:00 p.m. EDT891.34k1.22M6.26B
CCThe Chemours Company34.63-0.02-0.06%4:00 p.m. EDT887.67k1.55M5.73B
GHCGraham Holdings Company658.58+7.21+1.11%4:00 p.m. EDT15.63k19.07k3.29B
KWKennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.20.35+0.23+1.14%4:00 p.m. EDT342.34k434.15k2.86B
AMRNAmarin Corporation plc4.595+0.05+1.21%4:00 p.m. EDT3.55M5.74M1.81B
CRYCryoLife, Inc.30.66-1.41-4.40%4:00 p.m. EDT468.75k216.77k1.20B
VAPOVapotherm, Inc.19.21+0.49+2.62%4:00 p.m. EDT354.82k322.88k497.76M
GPORQGulfport Energy Corporation0.0475-0.00-1.25%3:55 p.m. EDT3.25M2.03M7.64M
  • ByteDance Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba

    ByteDance Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba

    (Bloomberg) -- Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on their own turf. His latest target: Alibaba.The 38-year-old AI coding genius, searching for ByteDance’s next big act, has set his sights on China’s $1.7 trillion e-commerce arena. The co-founder has hired thousands of staff and roped in big-name sponsors like Xiaomi Corp. impresario Lei Jun to drive what he calls his next “major breakthrough” into global business -- selling stuff to consumers via its addictive short videos and livestreams. That endeavor will test not just Zhang’s magic touch with app creation and ByteDance’s AI wizardry, but also investor reception ahead of one of the tech world’s most hotly anticipated IPOs.His startup is already starting to make waves in an industry long controlled by Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Inc. It sold about $26 billion worth of make-up, clothing and other merchandise in 2020, achieving in its maiden year what Alibaba’s Taobao took six years to accomplish. It’s shooting for more than $185 billion by 2022. Douyin, TikTok’s Chinese twin, is expected to contribute more than half of the firm’s $40 billion domestic ad sales this year, driven in part by e-commerce.“Short video platforms have so much traffic that they can basically do any business,” said Shawn Yang, managing director of Blue Lotus Capital Advisors. “Douyin is not only in ads, but also live-streaming, e-commerce, local life services and search. This has a lot of room for imagination.”A burgeoning e-commerce business could help the firm surpass its $250 billion valuation when it goes public, countering concerns around Beijing’s crackdown on the country’s internet behemoths. Preparations are said to be underway for a listing that would be one of the world’s most anticipated debuts. While ByteDance won’t handle sales or merchandise itself, it hopes to sell more ads to merchants, boost traffic and take a cut of business.The internet giant is a late entrant to China’s social commerce scene, where influencers tout products to fans like a Gen-Z version of the Home Shopping Network. The format, pioneered by Alibaba as a marketing tool in 2016, developed a life of its own last year when Covid-19 spurred demand for at-home entertainment. Last year, Alibaba’s Taobao Live generated over 400 billion yuan ($62 billion) of gross merchandise value and Kuaishou Technology’s social platforms hosted 381 billion yuan of transactions, more than double Douyin’s.ByteDance is counting on its artificial intelligence-driven, interest-based recommendations to help its e-commerce business catch up. In a splashy coming-out party for the one-year-old business last month, executives explained that the company intends to replicate its success with using AI algorithms to feed users content in online shopping. By scrolling an endless stream of social content, now connected with physical goods more than ever, Douyin users won’t be able to resist their impulse to buy, they said.It’s “sort of similar to shopping on the street,” Bob Kang, Douyin’s 35-year-old e-commerce chief, told an audience of hundreds at the Guangzhou event. “As people get richer, they don’t go to shopping malls or boutique stores with specific things in mind, they just buy if they see something they like.”Kang, a former Baidu Inc. engineer who was poached by ByteDance in 2017, is one of a slew of fast-rising young lieutenants tasked by Zhang to break new ground for the company. He was previously the tech lead for ByteDance’s Helo app, one of India’s most-used social platforms for sharing content like videos -- until the South Asian nation shut it down along with dozens of Chinese apps last June on national security grounds.Since Kang took over as e-commerce head, Douyin has banned live-streamers from selling items listed on third-party sites and invited them to open their own in-app stores, preventing rivals like Alibaba and Inc. from profiting off its traffic. He grew a team of customer support staff from just one hundred to about 1,900 to fight counterfeits and is hiring for more than 900 other positions to support the business. ByteDance also has an online matchmaking system that helps connect merchants with influencers and their agencies, and it’s set up physical bases to house live streamers and merchandise, similar to what Alibaba does.The initiative gained traction from celebrity endorsers like Lei, the Xiaomi founder who has hosted livestreams promoting his Mi TVs and smartphones. Luo Yonghao, a once high-flying entrepreneur who had sought to challenge Apple Inc. with his smartphone business, is another top influencer, shifting more than $17 million of merchandise in his first-ever livestream on the platform.Smaller merchants are following their lead, like Zhou Huang, who set up a Douyin storefront for her jewelry business in October, bypassing conventional platforms like Alibaba’s Taobao. Instead of stumping up hefty fees to platform operators for traffic, she’s managed to amass a fan base of about 20,000 by creating videos that offer practical tips like how to choose the right size when buying a bracelet online.“It’s challenging for brand new merchants like me to attract customers on Taobao,” says Huang, whose Douyin store broke even after just three months. “Sometimes, people come to our store not for shopping, but for entertainment. But once we have enough visitors, we can make a sale.”ByteDance is lending a hand. In Foshan, Huang and 200 other jewelry sellers are coached on everything from registering a store and marketing to shooting quality videos. Around-the-clock technical assistance is available: Huang says that whenever her livestream channel goes down, ByteDance technicians immediately come to the rescue.Huang is one of about 1 million creators who have generated e-commerce sales on Douyin as of January, drawn to the platform’s 600 million-plus daily users. The platform -- which brings in commission fees from merchants as a new revenue stream -- aims to have more than a thousand brands this year join the likes of Co. in setting up stores on Douyin, and that number could increase fivefold by 2022, the company predicted in an internal memo. GMV may grow to as much as 600 billion yuan this year before doubling to 1.2 trillion yuan in 2022.Read more: Leaked ByteDance Memo Shows Blockbuster Revenue Projections ByteDance’s ambitions aren’t limited to Alibaba. The firm has also started to let users book hotels and restaurants through Douyin, offering lifestyle services similar to super-apps like Meituan and Tencent’s WeChat.Douyin’s e-commerce foray in China may offer a roadmap for TikTok, which has begun testing the waters in online shopping through tie-ups with WalMart Inc. and Canandian e-commerce firm Shopify Inc. Back in December, Zhang told global employees that e-commerce, when combined with live-streaming and short videos, offers an even bigger opportunity outside China, according to attendees who asked not to be identified. The company has also been quietly building a team of engineers in Singapore to grow TikTok’s nascent e-commerce operations.ByteDance’s push into online shopping comes as its other businesses face headwinds. To grow video gaming, ByteDance has been buying development studios but churning out blockbuster hits like Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s Honor of Kings could take years and China has previously cracked down on the industry in fits and starts. In online tutoring, regulators have sought to rein in excess marketing and competition is fierce against a slew of deep-pocketed startups like Alibaba-backed Zuoyebang.In April, Zhang’s firm was one of 34 corporations ordered by the antitrust watchdog to conduct internal investigations and rectify excesses. And though its payment service has only just gotten off the ground, ByteDance and its peers were slapped with wide-ranging restrictions on their fast-growing financial operations following a meeting with regulators including the central bank last month.But the same scrutiny could help the TikTok owner make inroads into China e-commerce, the largest online marketplace in the world. Alibaba has held off rivals and Pinduoduo Inc. over the past decade allegedly through practices like forcing merchants into exclusive arrangements. Regulators have since levied a record $2.8 billion fine on Jack Ma’s flagship firm and made eradicating “pick one from two” one of the main goals of its antitrust campaign, creating room for up-and-comers like ByteDance.For now, the biggest and most immediate boost from ByteDance’s expansion into e-commerce is in advertising revenue, which still accounts for the bulk of its earnings. As the number of merchants on Douyin increases, so has their marketing spending within the platform. The firm projects that e-commerce may surpass gaming to become the biggest contributor to ad sales. At rival Kuaishou, merchants contributed about 20%, the company said in March.“It’s more about getting greater share of advertising spending from brands that would otherwise be spending money on platforms like Alibaba,” said Michael Norris, a senior analyst with Shanghai-based market research firm AgencyChina. “This is where the threat to Alibaba comes from.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Investor Alert:  Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Reminds Investors of Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pinterest, Inc. – PINS

    Investor Alert: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Reminds Investors of Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pinterest, Inc. – PINS

    RADNOR, Pa., May 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE: PINS) (“Pinterest”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Pinterest securities between February 4, 2021 and April 27, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 28, 2021 Website: Contact:James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 Toll free (844) 887-9500 Pinterest operates a platform that provides inspiration for its users’ lives. Monthly active users (“MAUs”) are the number of Pinterest users who interact with Pinterest at least once during the 30-day period ending on the date of measurement. Throughout the Class Period, the defendants touted its user engagement and growth. However, the truth was revealed on April 27, 2021 when, after the market closed, Pinterest announced its first quarter 2021 financial results and reported that global monthly active users grew only 30% year-over-year to 478 million, a decline from the prior quarter’s 37% year-over-year growth. Pinterest further announced that, “[i]n Q2, we expect global MAUs to grow in the mid-teens and US MAUs to be around flat on a year-over-year percentage basis.” Following this news, Pinterest’s share price fell $11.25, or 14.5%, to close at $66.33 per share on April 28, 2021. The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, the defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) user growth was already slowing; (2) as a result, Pinterest expected user engagement to slow in the second quarter of 2021; and (3) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ positive statements about Pinterest’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. Pinterest investors may, no later than June 28, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)

  • 5 Things You Might Not Know About Miley Cyrus

    5 Things You Might Not Know About Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus will be the musical guest on the highly anticipated "Saturday Night Live" episode tonight featuring Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk as host. Cyrus gained fame as the star of the popular Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) show “Hannah Montana.” The daughter of country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus has been well-known as a musician and actress. Records from Cyrus have been released under labels owned by Disney and Sony Group (NYSE: SONY). Here are five things you might not know about Miley Cyrus. Frequent SNL Appearances: Tonight, Miley Cyrus will make another appearance on "Saturday Night Live," the weekly show from NBC, a unit of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA). This will not be Cyrus’ first time on the show, as she first hosted on March 5, 2011. Cyrus served as both host and musical guest for the October 5, 2013, and October 3, 2015, episodes. Cyrus also was the musical guest for the November 4, 2017; December 15, 2018; April 25, 2020; and May 8, 2021, episodes. Related Link: Bet On Saturday Night Live With These Elon Musk, Miley Cyrus And Crypto Prop Bets Real Name: Cyrus was born November 23, 1993, as Destiny Hope Cyrus. The musician changed her name to Miley, a nickname given to her as a baby for her frequent smiling. Cyrus legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. Star of Hannah Montana: Cyrus beat out 1,000 hopefuls for the role of Miley Stewart on “Hannah Montana.” The Disney Channel show ran from 2006 to 2011. The show was one of the most successful for viewers on the network. “Hannah Montana” also led to a concert series, movies and soundtracks that were well received by the many fans. Cyrus’ father Billy Ray Cyrus starred alongside her on the series. Miley Cyrus originally tried out for the role of Miley Stewart’s friend Lilly that went to Emily Osment instead. Dolly Parton Is Her Godmother: Legendary singer Dolly Parton is the godmother to Miley Cyrus. The title came from the strong relationship between Parton and Billy Ray Cyrus who worked together in the 1990s. Parton played the godmother to Miley’s character on “Hannah Montana.” Miley Cyrus and Parton have performed together several times, including as a duet doing the Parton song “Jolene” at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Coach to Music Hopefuls: Cyrus has had decades of success in the music industry. She has also mentored those hoping to make it in the industry, starring as a coach for the hit NBC show “The Voice.” Cyrus was a coach alongside Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 11. Cyrus also returned to be a coach for Season 13. Related Link: Could Elon Musk SNL Hosting Cause A Bump In Tesla Or Dogecoin? Photo of Miley Cyrus (left) with Elon Musk (middle) and 'SNL' cast member Cecily Strong: Screenshot via "SNL" YouTube page See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaIf Sports Content Is King, Sinclair's DTC Model Could Be A Home RunWakanda Forever: New Marvel Movies, Titles And Dates Announced For Phase 4© 2021 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.