Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Anglo American’s high-tech iDirectors…
April 18, 2012—Despite what some may think, SEC filings are generally informative and even occasionally entertaining. Thanks to a tip from our colleague, Daniel Rohr, a senior analyst at Morningstar, we can share an entertaining nugget from a new annual report, as well as ...

Reviewing the warning signs at Polycom…
April 12, 2012—Almost two months ago, we noticed some unsettling disclosures in the 10-K that Polycom (PLCM) filed with the SEC after the market closed on the Friday before President's Day: The company had added several new and very specific risk factors. ...

Big bucks for (a different) Deepak Chopra…
April 10, 2012—Deepak Chopra is probably best known for his emphasis on mind and spirit in health -- whether he's a wise influence in holistic medicine or a fuzzy-thinking New Age marketer is a matter of interpretation, but there's no doubt that ...

Inside a glass house at Morningstar…
April 6, 2012—Over the years, we've taken lots of companies (and their top executives) to task for things like over-use of the corporate jet, high-priced security services and even a taste for expensive maps. So if you saw one of us, ...

No equivalent for “dividends” at Invesco, others …
April 3, 2012—One of the more curious executive compensation practices to develop over the years is the "dividend equivalent," also sometimes called hypothetical, unvested or deferred dividends, among other terms. These are dividends, or payments in lieu of actual dividends, that are paid on ...

A missed opportunity? Zayo’s bid for AboveNet…
March 20, 2012—This is a post about one that got away -- sort of. On January 18, we sent the list of our top 10 M&A picks for 2012 to footnotedPro subscribers (and only to subscribers), with a follow-up ...

Squinting to find the silver lining at Sears…
March 19, 2012—Sometimes you can get eyestrain trying to find the silver lining in a cloudy situation. We're talking about Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) again, which has been in the headlines a lot lately. Besides Theo's post last Thursday ...

It’s Gold Star Friday!
March 16, 2012—It has been a very long time since we've had "Gold Star Friday" - a day when we shine a spotlight on a company that's doing something that deserves public recognition. Our team reads hundreds of filings every week (sometimes every ...

Sears seeks to stem the (executive) losses…
March 15, 2012—The saga of Sears Holdings (SHLD) in its many incarnations over the years is a dramatic one, not least for investors, and we seem to once again be in one of those nail-biting chapters full of comings, goings and at least mild ...

Second helpings at Weight Watchers…
March 12, 2012—Anyone who has tallied food points, calories, or carbs in the name of weight management knows what it's like to eat something that seemed healthy enough, only to find out later that it was laden with stealthy grams of fat or ...