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Education Management Corporation
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Mobile Mini Inc.
Vote counts: A look at significant annual meeting results
It’s annual meeting season, and that means two things: A lot of dull, predictable votes, and a few striking upsets. For the latter, look no further than the brouhaha over JPMorgan’s chairman/CEO vote, which transformed itself into a high-stakes, high-profile vote of confidence on Jamie Dimon’s performance. Dimon won, but it was …
Tallying Uncle Sam’s giving moment
We’ve done a couple pieces so far this year (in late January and late April) on the impact of the big last-minute tax bill that Congress passed earlier this year, and related fiscal issues. Now we’re pulling together a number of disclosures on the subject from recent 10-Qs that we think are noteworthy. Why …
Off by $2 million at Northrup Grumman
Northrup Grumman has been something of a frequent flyer here at footnoted. All the way back in 2005, we wrote about its thrice (now quadruple-retired) CFO Charles Noski. There’s also been overly generous consulting deals for other top executives, elite health benefits for former executives, and other lavish retirements. So when we …
Late filers: Who didn’t make the 10-Q deadline (and why)
Friday afternoon was the deadline for companies on a calendar year to file their 10-Qs, and we’re still digging out from under the avalanche. In the week leading up to the deadline, we counted just over 2,000 filings, with more than 700 of them coming in on Friday, and nearly 250 being filed after …
Big Lots’ big Friday night dump
We’re never REALLY surprised at the things that wind up in what we’ve come to call the Friday Night Dump — that 90 minute period after the markets close on a Friday, but the SEC remains open for filings. Our own research shows that nearly 9% of all 8Ks filed in a given week are [...]
Behind the froth in Netflix’s earnings
Netflix filed its most recent Q at 5:31 on Friday afternoon and as with most Friday night dumps, there were some interesting disclosures in there.
Growing concerns in Intuitive’s latest filing
We found some interesting new disclosures in the Q that Intuitive Surgical filed just a day after reporting very solid earnings.
New details in Google’s proxy on Stanford, 23andme
Google’s proxy had lots of interesting tidbits, including new details on payments to Stanford University and the Series D raise by 23andme in December 2012.
More shuffling at Cytec
On the same day that it released its first quarter earnings, Cytec Industries also announced changes to its reporting segments that caught our attention.
Microsoft’s game of bait and switch and switch
Microsoft reported “record” third quarter earnings on Thursday. In the same release, it also announced that its CFO was leaving. An hour later, it filed a second 8-K.
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