Blog Post Archive

A very good thing for Martha Stewart!
Investors may be disappointed, but Martha Stewart is doing very well in the deal to sell to Sequential.
A very expensive year for Hertz
Yet another Hertz executive walks away with millions of dollars in severance.
Herbalife v. Ackman: Who’s manipulating whom?
In the 10-Q that it filed yesterday, Herbalife confirmed a DoJ query and accused short seller Bill Ackman of stock manipulation.
Warning signals in Yelp’s 10-K
On March 2, we put out a Pro report based on Yelp's 10K. That report is now available here for free.
Pier 1’s Not-So Confidential Agreement
Pier 1 is the latest company to file a confidential agreement with the SEC, providing details on its agreement with its former CFO.
Golden parachutes for government service?
A new shareholder proposal by the AFL-CIO questions accelerated vesting for employees at 4 financial services giants who leave to join the government.
An inverse relationship at J.C. Penney
Before he was replaced as CEO, Marvin Ullman was a very avid user of JC Penney's corporate jet for personal travel.
Hunting for Perks in Proxy Season
Proxy season invariably means the disclosure of some unique perks, including a hunting lodge at ArcBest.
Goldman Sachs says “People are People”
An interesting new disclosure in Goldman Sach's 405-page 10-K notes that the company's made up of humans.
A very good deal at Ross Dress for Less
How could getting paid $960K a year not to work for the next two years not be a Friday Night Dump?