Blog Post Archive

Sears Holdings and the art of disclosure
Sears hired a new CIO last year. But it waited until the 10-K it filed earlier this week to disclose the rich details of his employment.
Stanley Black & Decker values synergy
After years of promising a synergy bonus to its former Chairman, Stanley Black & Decker disclosed the total amount: a whopping $51.3 million.
Safeway visits the Friday night dump
Grocery chain Safeway filed an interesting 8-K late Friday, changing the way it approaches severance benefits for top executives.
Flying at Starbucks: which number is it?
A disclosure in Starbucks' proxy about CEO Howard Schultz' personal use of a plane raises questions about the truthiness of these disclosures at other companies.
Wells Fargo wins forward-looking statement award
Forward-looking statements, the boring boilerplate attached to earnings releases, are getting longer and ever-more ridiculous. But ignoring them carries risk.
2013: The year in numbers in SEC-land
Filings made to the SEC increased in 2013 and companies continued to dump information disproportionately late on a Friday.
The many joys of a dead week
An unusually long dead week between Christmas and New Years means that some companies are taking advantage of the calendar to dump all sorts of things in their filings.
Groupon’s Friday Night Dump blooper
A late Friday filing by Groupon disclosed a pretty big oops that apparently took nearly a year to find.
No time like the present at Aeropostale
There's been lots of interest lately from institutional investors in Aeropostale, which seems to be why the company adopted a new change in control policy.
Actavis at the Friday night dump
Late on a Friday, Actavis disclosed $14 million in retention awards for five top executives.