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Activist Buys Huntsman Shares

Starboard Value fund takes 8%-plus stake in Huntsman – WSJ

Sep. 27, 2021 5:27 PM ETHuntsman Corporation (HUN)By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor1 Comment

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  • Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) +3.8% post-market after the Wall Street Journal reports activist hedge fund Starboard Value has taken a stake of more than 8% in the company, which would be valued at $500M or more.
  • Starboard also plans to seek changes to improve the company’s stock performance, according to the report, although the exact nature of the intended changes is not certain.
  • Huntsman shares are little changed since the company’s IPO in 2005, closing today at $28.07 vs. $24.50 on its first day of trading, according to WSJ.