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Symantec: With Activists And PE Firms Calling, The Time To Buy Is At Hand

By most measures, Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) is a company that has, for years, failed to enrich its shareholders. Over the past year, shares of the security and information storage/management company have fallen by over 12%, amidst a Nasdaq that has risen almost 28% (if there is any consolation, it is that Symantec has held up well amidst the recent sell-off in technology stocks; shares are up 0.63% in the past months, while the Nasdaq has lost almost 5%). And over the past 5 years, shares of Symantec have returned less than 20, as the Nasdaq has advanced by almost 145%. The question then becomes, "how did this happen?" How does a company that counts every single member of

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