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Activist investor Dan Loeb raises stake in Bath & Body Works

Yahoo Finance Live anchors discuss activist investor Dan Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund raising its stake in Bath & Body Works.

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BRIAN SOZZI: All right, Dan Loeb's hedge fund Third Point raised its stake in Bath & Body Works about 6% and is pushing for new board members at the company. Billionaire Dan Loeb investing in smelling candles and hand sanitizer.

JULIE HYMAN: Yes, and lots of other smelly stuff that they have in Bath & Body Works. He talked about the executive compensation structure at the company that he wants them to take a look at that. I think he had a stake in the company previously and has just raised it to 6%, this news coming in a filing last night. But obviously, you can see why he's looking at the company. The stock is down more than 30% for the year to date. So obviously, he sees some room for improvement there.

BRIAN SOZZI: But surprising. I would say, throughout this year, I've been pleasantly surprised by Bath & Body Works. They've put up a series of good quarters. The ability for them to consistently make a lot of money seemingly every single quarter over new candle variations and lotions and potions and hand sanitizers, it's pretty remarkable. They've had some good quarters.

JULIE HYMAN: I can't go in that place. It's too--

BRIAN SOZZI: It's overbearing.

JULIE HYMAN: It's a lot. Are you a bath bomb guy?

BRIAN SOZZI: No, I don't take baths. I don't really have a good bath.

JULIE HYMAN: Yeah, most people don't take baths.

BRIAN SOZZI: Yeah, but I'm open to it. It's cool. If I had a good bath, I definitely would.

JULIE HYMAN: OK.

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BRIAN SOZZI: It's fun. You just drop one in there.

JULIE HYMAN: Noted, noted. Thank you.