Investor hungry for more active role in DineEquity

WASHINGTON A large shareholder in DineEquity Inc., the parent to Applebee’s and IHOP, filed forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to take a more active role in the restaurant company.

Shares of DineEquity rose more than 30 percent to close Friday at $15.70.

The Memphis, Tenn.-based Southeastern Asset Management Inc.

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