Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Campaign 2012: That’s some footnote…
July 20, 2012—For the past two weeks, we’ve taken some delight in the fact that many fellow journalists have been combing through SEC filings looking for hints of presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. The Boston Globe has been leading much of the coverage, including this article from today and this story from […]

Climbing the corporate ladder comes with risks…
July 17, 2012—Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article, “Finding a Cure for CEO-itis,” that we suspect was widely read and enjoyed, except perhaps by the CEO set. It touched on the same themes that we often write about after finding disclosures in SEC filings — increasing dollops of power and money handed to CEOs […]

Are there secrets in SEC filings?
July 16, 2012—Over the past few days, it seems as if footnoted has picked up a bit of competition from enterprising journalists discovering the vast amount of stuff contained in SEC filings. We refer, of course, to the various articles about Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, and when exactly he served as CEO of […]

Is it time for mandatory retirement ages to go?
July 13, 2012—Once upon a time, 65 was considered old. That’s when Social Security kicked in and people were supposed to stop working. Then again, life expectancies were somewhere around 72. Now, articles like this one routinely tout 65 as being the new 45. While many workplaces have embraced this new dynamic — see this Knowledge @ […]

Hain Celestial’s CEO brews delicious deal…
July 9, 2012—Irwin D. Simon’s timing is admirable… maybe practically impeccable. Simon, you see, is the Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN), the Melville, New York-based company that sells dozens of brands including Celestial Seasonings teas and Hain Pure Foods. Simon — who founded the company in 1993 […]

Activision at the SEC dump…
July 6, 2012—This is one of those weeks in which pretty much everyone seems to be on vacation, judging by my Twitter feed. And that makes it a perfect week for companies to pay a visit to the SEC dump. Take Activision Blizzard (ATVI), for example, which filed this 8-K at 4:31 yesterday afternoon. The filing provided […]

Ralph Lauren celebrates more than July 4th…
July 3, 2012—You may not know it, but Ralph Lauren, founder of Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL), designs more than just clothes, towels, and bed linens. He also created an entire line of dishes and barware suitable for grand parties, which is handy, because we bet that he will be hosting a doozy of a fâ_te tomorrow. Besides […]

Moseying to compliance: Nasdaq’s 348-day cure…
June 25, 2012—The exchanges make a big deal out of the rules they impose on their listed companies, and there are certainly plenty of hoops for companies to jump through. But sometimes, we have to wonder how much anyone is actually thinking about them. These musings were prompted by a very real filing we spotted relatively early […]

Valuable lessons at ValueX in Vail…
June 22, 2012—For the past three days (and often late into the night), I’ve been in Vail surrounded by a bunch of smart men (it’s been a bit of a running joke that I’m the only female participant) enjoying the mountain air and talking about all sorts of different aspects of investing. Organized by Vitaliy K., the […]

Diamond-studded golden years at McKesson…
June 19, 2012—There’s a lot of concern these days about something called retirement security — the risk that millions of Americans will have too little saved up as they grow too old to work, leaving them dependent on Social Security (about half of retirees have nothing else). That isn’t something John Hammergren has to worry about. He’s […]