Five big companies ripe for spinoffs in 2012: BP, PG, PFE, AA, PEP. Benzinga believes these...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor
Five big companies ripe for spinoffs in 2012: BP, PG, PFE, AA, PEP. Benzinga believes these spinoffs would create value for shareholders and bolster their balance sheets in the process; a BP spinoff probably would help investors warm to the embattled stock, it says, though PepsiCo might be the most "legitimate" candidate on the list.