Gung ho for Sony

In this installment of Investor Beat: A hedge fund manager lobbies Sony to spin off its entertainment division.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 14, 2013 5:12PM
Shares of Sony (SNE) hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday --  on news that hedge fund manager Dan Loeb was pushing for the company break off its entertainment division. Loeb owns a 6.5% stake in the entertainment giant.
 
What would a spin off mean for investors?  In our lead story on Tuesday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser tackle that question -- and also talk about the future of Sony.
Outside view of the Sony headquarters building in Tokyo
© TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty ImagesAlso making news during Tuesday’s market action, and covered in Investor Beat:

    •    Tesla Motors (TSLA) has a volatile day in the wake of a Morgan Stanley upgrade.
    •    Stratasys (SSYS) rises one day after the 3D printing reported a quarterly loss.
    •    SodaStream (SODA) hits a 52-week high after two upgrades.
    •    SolarCity (SCTY) loses some of its shine.

And we close Tuesday’s episode with two stocks to watch. Andy's has Macy's (M) on his radar. Jason, meanwhile, is watching Cisco (CSCO).

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