Sony Corporation stock has been performing very well since the beginning of the year, going from $12 per share in early January, to just under $21 per share yesterday. The company has made several important announcements, including the release of its much anticipated Playstation 4 and raising guidance in late April on its outlook for the full year 2013. However, news that buoyed the stock nearly 10% on May 21st, was a proposal made by an activist investor to break up the company into smaller parts.
The push to split up Sony was spearheaded by activist investor Daniel Loeb, whose hedge fund Third Point LLC owns around $1.1 billion of Sony stock. The plan, put forth in a letter to Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai, includes spinning off up to 20% of Sony’s Entertainment unit in an initial public offering. Sony Entertainment primarily consists of its……..Click here for the full article – Sony Stock