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Spinoffs

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4.9%
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Breaking Away

Breaking up isn’t hard to do on Wall Street. Activist investors and hedge fund bosses are increasingly pushing companies to unlock shareholder value by either splitting themselves or selling business units that don’t gel with the broader corporate direction. That idea has seemed to resonate with investors – over the past 17 years, spinoffs companies have, on average, outperformed the S&P 500 index by 13.4%[1] during their first 12 months being public. Why can spinoffs perform well? The new upstarts often have clear, singular management focus, accountability, lean operations and a strong alignment of stock performance with management incentives. In addition, a lack of analyst coverage and index membership can allow investors to enter at a time when fund managers are forced to exit. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
19.6% Consumer Discretionary 12.6%
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3.5% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xx 8xxx 88.8%
16.0% Industrials 2.5%
4.8% Resideo Technologies Inc. REZI --
4.0% 8xxx 8xxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xx --
3.6% 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xx --
15.1% Real Estate 3.0%
3.9% 8xxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xx --
3.9% 8xx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
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12.6% Communication Services 16.8%
4.5% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8x 88.8%
4.3% 8xxxxx 8xx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xxx 88.8%
3.9% 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
12.6% Energy 6.0%
4.7% KLX Energy Services Holdings Inc. KLXE --
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3.9% 8xxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
11.1% Financials 15.0%
4.1% 8xxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxxx 8 8xx 88.8%
3.3% 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
5.1% Health Care 71.8%
4.1% Information Technology --
4.1% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx --
3.9% Materials 20.0%
3.9% 8xxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%

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