(Editors' Note: This article's valuation model has come under dispute.)
Troubled Canadian domiciled large-cap independent E&P company Talisman Energy (TLM) has garnered renewed investor interest with renowned corporate activist Carl Icahn taking a 6% stake worth $300 million in the company. Much of the emerging conjecture relates to whether Icahn can unlock additional value for investors, with some analysts claiming that the legendary raider has the opportunity to unlock up to $500 million in value. But the key question for investors is whether this is solely a cheery outlook based on Icahn's past success with ailing companies like Netflix (NFLX) and Chesapeake (CHK), or whether value truly exists.
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