Samsung Widens Apple Gap as Hedge Fund Activist Steps in: Chart

Stock investors are taking sides with Samsung Electronics Co. in its battle with rival smartphone maker Apple Inc. Shares in the South Korean company are up 47 percent in the past two years, more than triple the gain for Apple. Samsung posted better-than-expected earnings Friday, lifting shares to another record, in a week that’s seen billionaire activist Paul Elliott Singer launching a push to get the family-controlled company to restructure.

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