Ultra-wealthy activist investors like Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz are (in)famous for spending millions – often billions – on huge chunks of stock in attempts to upend corporate boards. They do it for all sorts of reasons: to break up and kill a company, trim potentially costly waste, or steer governance in a different, and hopefully more profitable, direction.
But investors can panic and dump stocks when they spot activist investors circling shareholder meetings.
Gerri Willis, of FOX Business Network's "Making Money," wanted to know what investors should do now that it's come to light that Trian Partners' Nelson Peltz is aggressively seeking a seat on the board of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG). PG is a widely owned, $227 billion, 180-year-old "dividend king" that's hiked its payout for more than 50 straight years.
She asked Money Morning Technical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton, Jr., what Peltz and other activist investors might really be up to coming after these popular, stable stocks.
Watch the video below to find out what D.R. says is critical for investors to do when Wall Street's wealthiest players target their best shares…
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