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eBay reported its quarterly numbers today, with fourth-quarter revenue up 13%. This news, however, was overshadowed by well-known billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns a 0.82% stake in eBay, who publicly demanded that the company spin off its PayPal business in order to create value for shareholders. In the lead story in today's Investor Beat, the guys discuss Icahn's motivations here, why eBay turned him down, and whether or not spinning off PayPal would actually make sense today.

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casseemareej

Spinning off Paypal totally makes sense.....ebay CEO purposely destroyed ebay as we knew it on purpose. The only problem is that he would have to go to prison if someone were to spin off either portions.

I hear him and Martha have become best friends.

January 23 2014 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply