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Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of MeadWestvaco (NYSE: WRK  ) jumped 12%, after the company got a big new investor.

So what: Nelson Peltz's Train Fund Management said that it has about a 1% stake in the company, in a regulatory filing made Thursday. The fund owns 1.6 million shares in the company.  

Now what: Big investors buying a stock don't fundamentally change a company, but they can be a bullish indication for traders. I don't think it's worth buying just because someone else is, especially without significant news. I'd stay away from the move for today and, if shares pull back from this pop, it would be a better time to jump in.

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  • Report this Comment On February 17, 2013, at 10:23 PM, neamakri wrote:

    So Train Fund purchased 1% of the company and the stock price jumped 12%.

    Train Fund should sell at 12% profit then do it again after the price bottoms.

    Sure hope no Fools bought into this.

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