Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Your teeth: A goldmine for Sirona Dental execs…
January 19, 2012—It turns out that running a dental supply company has a lot in common with your average dental visit — but we don’t mean the pain, the fear, or, most especially, the whopping bill that insurance only partly covers. No, we’re talking about the perks, the creature comforts. You get the soothing music, the minty […]

Aon’s ex-pat games: London on $1,537 a day…
January 17, 2012—Aon Corp. (AON), the big insurance brokerage based in Chicago, made a splash in that city recently with the announcement that it would move its global headquarters to London. Moving the HQ means moving the top brass as well, and that’s where — in our narrow view — things get pretty interesting. Because Aon is […]

Another year, another 659,210 filings…
January 6, 2012—In the political world, it’s primary season, which means a lot of tallying and number-crunching, starting with Tuesday’s squeaker in Iowa. Here at footnoted, with 2011 safely behind us, we’re doing the same, stepping back and looking at the filing landscape from last year with the help of our friends and coworkers at Morningstar Document […]

Walgreens pays a visit to the pre-holiday dump…
January 3, 2012—We were actually surprised that last week didn’t prove to be as much of a dumping ground as we would have expected. Friday, in particular, was unusually slow for a pre-holiday Friday. Still, while there wasn’t an avalanche, there were a few tasty truffles, like this separation agreement with former Chief Marketing Officer Kim Feil […]

And the “winner” of the worst footnote of 2011 is…
December 30, 2011—For the past two weeks, we’ve been asking footnoted readers to vote for the best disclosure of 2011. There were a lot of good ones this year, though of course when we say good, or best, we really mean bad or worst. This year, footnoted readers awarded the top prize to Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and its […]

In (more) responsive hands at Allstate…
December 29, 2011—We periodically razz companies that thumb their noses at investors’ wishes: In some cases they keep directors around despite resounding no-confidence votes from shareholders. In others they seemingly ignore it when a sizable minority of their stockholders votes against the board’s recommendations on a shareholder proposal or director nomination. So let’s call attention to a […]

Changes in 2012 for Cracker Barrel’s legal eagle…
December 28, 2011—Add N.B. Forrest Shoaf to the long list of executives who are declaring “Out with the old… In with the new” at the end of this week. Shoaf, the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL), advised his employer on December 19 that he planned to […]

No iPad for Xmas?
December 27, 2011—For those who found an iPad or some other cool electronic device waiting for them under the Christmas tree, congratulations! We hope you get a lot of joy and use out of the new device. Of course, as we first footnoted back in April when we discovered this, there’s another way to get an iPad: […]

Holiday greetings from team footnoted!
December 23, 2011—Every day that the SEC is open, the folks here at footnoted trawl through Edgar (well, actually 10KWizard, which is now known as Morningstar Document Research) to find the nuggets, pearls, giant stinking piles of poop, and, yes, some rare diamonds, that publicly traded companies pass off as their public disclosures to investors both large […]

Laying it on thick at athenahealth…
December 22, 2011—The last time we checked in on Athenahealth (ATHN), the healthcare-IT outfit, they were paying $7.7 million to buy a 396-acre resort on the coast of Maine, as Michelle footnoted in June. So when they popped up on our radar again last week, we took a closer look. And we got an eyeful: an 8-K […]