First American Financial Corp.

Image via Wikipedia First American Financial Corporation is scheduled to be spun-off from First American Corporation later on this year (from the proxy filed 4/26/10 the targeted date is June 1st 2010). Spin-offs are some of my favorite investments because some of them offer distinct advantages over other investments: 1. When they begin trading, they are more prone… Read More »

Can McDermott(MDR) Spinoff Babcock & Wilcox Generate Power For Your Portfolio?

Image via Wikipedia By the time United Technologies(UTX) offered to purchase Babcock & Wilcox for $42 per share in March 1977, the company’s storied history already extended over a century.  Founded to manufacture and sell the water tube boiler invented by Stephen Wilcox, the company’s products powered the first New York City Subway, Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet and the… Read More »

Questar(STR) May Spin Off Exploration And Production Business

Image via Wikipedia Questar(STR) announced on April 21 that it is considering separating its unregulated exploration and production (E&P) business from its regulated utility business,  creating two independent companies. According to that press release, Questar currently consists of six businesses: Questar Exploration and Production Company, a diversified natural gas and oil-exploration and production company; Questar Gas Management, a… Read More »

Tyco(TYC) Announces Intent to Spinoff Electronic And Metal Products

Tyco(TYC) announced today that it intends to spin off its Electronic & Metal Products division.  The former conglomerate intends to file more information with the SEC over the next few months, and to complete the transaction in the first half of 2011. The business to be spun off “designs, manufactures and sells galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical… Read More »

Welcome to Stock Spinoffs

Welcome to Stock Spinoffs! We conceived this site in response to our inability to find a reliable source of free information on upcoming stock spinoffs. Spinoffs are a type of special situation, and savvy investors have long known that they can be a great way to find value and profit.  It is well known that most corporate M&A… Read More »