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Spinoff to Payoff: An Analysis Guide to Investing in Corporate Divestitures Hardcover – August 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0786312047 ISBN-10: 0786312041 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 201 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (August 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786312041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786312047
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,065,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joseph W. Cornell is a principal of High Yield Analytics, Inc., a Chicago based investment boutique that caters to institutional investors. He is a well-known authority on spin-off investing strategies. Cornell holds a B.B.A. and MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Bob Dole on January 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Although the initial discussion of spinoffs was ok, the 90 or so "case histories" are useless. Each one is about a paragraph in length, and merely describes the terms of the spinoff, with _no_ commentary whatsoever. The book will give you an idea of which types of spinoffs are worth further investigation, but it does not teach you how to analyze these situations further. However, there is a shameless advertisement for the author's spinoff newsletter at the end of the book. Tsk, tsk...
If you're interested in this type of investing, I would highly recommend Joel Greenblatt's "You Can Be a Stock Market Genius", which manages to go into further depth in about 10% of the space - and at half the price!
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Very informative and to the point .... Gives many examples of what to look for and look out for if you are thinking of investing.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A good guide on investing in an inherantly inefficient area of the equity market. Recently, McKinsey published a study on corporate spinoffs, suggesting that spin-offs returned an average of 27% in the first two years of independance versus 17% for the S&P 500 Index over a recent 10 year period.
This book will help you take advantage of the dislocation often observed in spin-offs. A good investment for the serious investor.
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tom on November 22, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a great novel I suggest you read Gone With The Wind. If you are looking for a treatise on Martin Luther King Jr. I suggest you read Bearing The Cross. If you are looking for an additional prespective on how to make some serious money I would suggest you read Spinoff.
Mr. Cornell probably will not win the nobel prize for Spinoff, but if you want an alternative to making some very serious money put you current investment thinking on hold and read Spinoff.
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