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It may be the lowest-risk solution to acquire a viable product that has significant market acceptance.feedback
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Oct 20 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Bill Ackman is associated, including FTC and Herbalife. Most recently, Bill Ackman has been quoted saying: “They need to think outside the box.” in the article Ackman urges ADP to consider acquiring rival Ceridian amid boardroom battle.
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Sep 20 2017 - Chipotle

The stock went from $500 to $300 on a norovirus incident in one store. I think people should take a look at that one.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Chipotle

They are very responsive and they want this to be an enormous success.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Chipotle

People like it in the office. It does not have ... filled with the chemicals that the normal queso does. It was quite an engineering exercise to get this thing done with natural ingredients. People like it, I'm going to try it.feedback

Sep 20 2017

Those numbers are not correct and one of the things we're going to point out in a presentation we're going to release tomorrow is that the company overstates their total shareholder return under the CEO's track record.feedback

Aug 22 2017

The fact that the board believes that the company's largest owner with an 8.3 percent stake does not deserve even one board seat speaks to their insularity and lack of shareholder perspective.feedback

Aug 17 2017

ADP's historical success has made it a lethargic and inefficient sleeping giant.feedback

Aug 17 2017

ADP's margins are vastly below what they should be.feedback

Aug 16 2017

We bought Hilton Worldwide last year and exited in the last 45 to 60 days.feedback

Aug 10 2017

It kind of reminds me a little bit of a spoiled brat in school asking a teacher for an extension on their homework.feedback

Aug 07 2017

We are pleased to nominate such superb independent directors to the Board of ADP who will bring relevant skills, expertise and judgment to assist the Board in achieving ADP's maximum potential.feedback

Jul 17 2017 - Amazon

The department store industry I think is largely in a death spiral.feedback

Jul 08 2017

It's highly unsatisfactory. There is no other asset available like this on the stock market, and the premium paid is ridiculous.feedback

Jun 05 2017

On May 4th Herbalife raised guidance driving the stock to new highs. Insiders including Johnson sold their stock and options. Fewer than three weeks after the stock sales, the company is now lowering guidance, somehow claiming that it is surprised by reduced volumes the first month the FTC settlement takes effect.feedback

May 10 2017

These are both simple, predictable, free cash flow generative businesses.feedback

May 10 2017

Our undisclosed position [is] up slightly more than double digits. We made two new investments over the past four months. One we continue to retain. We believe it's an attractive investment and if were priced at a lower price we would buy more. We still like it at the current share price, [but] not enough to add. Once we exit, you can expect some type of update from us on that investment.feedback

May 08 2017 - HSBC Bank

We kept the company kind of as a secret.feedback

May 08 2017 - HSBC Bank

We never talked publicly about the company. The question is, why are we talking about it now? The answer is, I think this is one of the most attractive times in the history of the company to invest.feedback

May 03 2017 - Fake news

There was all this news agitated by a short seller. Fake news.feedback

Apr 25 2017

It might surprise people to hear that we completely agree that the sort of activism they describe is abominable.feedback

Apr 15 2017

We remain short Herbalife because we believe its intrinsic value is meaningfully below the current share price, and we believe the stock should eventually decline to zero. Here are the facts, here is why I'm apologizing, and here is what I learned so it won't happen again. If you attack one week and apologize the next week, you've got to fill in the gap and be more transparent.feedback

Apr 15 2017

In retrospect, we misjudged the prior management team, and this contributed to our loss.feedback

Mar 29 2017

My approach to mistakes is that I personally assume 100 percent of the responsibility on behalf of the firm while sharing the credit for our success. While I and the rest of the Pershing Square team have suffered significant losses from this failed investment as we are collectively the largest investors in the funds, it is much more painful to lose our shareholders' money, and for this I deeply and profoundly apologize.feedback

Mar 29 2017

With a strong commitment to the core principles that have generated the vast majority of our returns since inception and the best and most experienced team that we have had since the formation of the firm more than 13 years ago, we are well positioned for a strong recovery.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We are extremely focused and working hard to continue to repair the damage done from our investment in Valeant by diligently overseeing our existing portfolio companies and identifying new opportunities.feedback

Jan 26 2017

We believe the investment is still attractive at current prices.feedback

Dec 30 2016

While I have strong views on Valeant's communication strategy and would have taken a different approach, you and the board should not interpret this as a negative reflection on my view of you as the C.E.O. of the company.feedback

Dec 30 2016

I just want you to know that I am totally supportive of you as C.E.O. of Valeant. I just want to make sure you don't confuse my disagreement with you about a conference call with my confidence in you as C.E.O.feedback

Dec 16 2016 - Chipotle

We are pleased that Chipotle has taken the important step of refreshing its board.feedback

Nov 16 2016

A lot is going to change.feedback

Nov 16 2016

You can expect from us within weeks, and hopefully sooner, a response to where we're going to price these drugs and it will be meaningfully lower than where they are priced now.feedback

Nov 11 2016

Former Valeant (Chief Executive) Michael Pearson went crazy in my opinion.feedback

Nov 10 2016

My concern about Donald Trump is volatility. My concern was, who knows what he's going to do. The guy just became president of the United States. This is going to be his legacy. Does he want to screw it up? No, he wants to be the greatest president this country has ever had.feedback

Nov 10 2016

I was extremely bullish on Trump, believe it or not. The U.S. is the greatest business in the world. It's been undermanaged for a very long period of time. We now have a businessman as president.feedback

Nov 10 2016 - Chipotle

Our investors should not be concerned that we're in some kind of hostile engagement here.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I would guess by the time the next filing comes out, Bill Stiritz is gone.feedback

Aug 26 2016

This was a great FTC settlement in terms of the findings, in terms of all the requirements. The requirements don't really take effect until May. It is sort of a slower bleed as the top distributors leave.feedback

Aug 26 2016

Carl is great investor.. You were right to buy with Carl at $32 a share when he bought the stock. And you were right to sell with Carl when he sells the stock.feedback

Aug 12 2016

The fact that Fidelity is selling is a good sign.feedback

Aug 12 2016

There is no longer a bull case to be made for this stock.feedback

Aug 04 2016

Herbalife actually has been shut down by the FTC, they just haven't realized it.feedback

Jun 10 2015

You are one of the most shareholder-oriented CEOs I know. You have assured me that you and the rest of the board are considering any and all alternatives that would benefit shareholders and other stakeholders.feedback

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