Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Downgrade mania begins to hit the filings…
August 8, 2011—Another day, another crazy day for the markets, with the Dow down over 300 points this morning. As we footnoted on Friday, there was already some speculation in the filings about a downgrade. And as the WSJ reported here, the rumors that S&P would downgrade the United State’s debt rating were flying fast and furious […]

Bank of America on S&P’s waiting game…
August 5, 2011—You may have noticed that the markets were a little kerflooey yesterday, what with the Dow dropping over 500 points. And while they’re rebounding slightly this morning, there’s clearly a lot of nervous people out there. As the WSJ explains in this article a lot of the uncertainty is related to a guessing game over […]

In memoriam: Kumara 2000-2011
August 1, 2011—Regular readers of footnoted know that my dog, Kumara, has been an important part of the site since, well, since before there even was a footnoted. He was at my side as I researched and wrote my book, was at my feet when I registered the footnoted.org domain name, and was the sole employee for […]

Sirius XM updates its CFO’s earnings…
July 26, 2011—It’s officially earnings season, and in Sirius XM Radio’s (SIRI) case, a second-quarter release is due in no more than a week. Meanwhile, as a footnoted reader and tipster pointed out, the satellite radio broadcaster seemed eager to give us some preliminary reading with a sort of earnings statement for its CFO, packaged neatly in […]

Delivering an eyeful to FedEx shareholders…
July 25, 2011—When it comes to proxy filings, we tend to write about a key handful of topics: executive pay and perks, related-party transactions, and director compensation and oversight. Often we just look at one issue a time for a given company. Then there are companies like FedEx (FDX), which give us a trifecta — and not […]

Petrohawk execs have reason not to fly away…
July 22, 2011—Last week, Petrohawk Energy Corp. (HK) announced that the company would be sold to BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) in a $12.1 billion cash deal. Since that news broke on July 14, shareholder Astor BK Realty Trust filed suit to enjoin the sale, alleging – according to a Bloomberg article – that —The board’s acceptance of […]

Coeur d’Alene exec extracts a lucrative exit…
July 19, 2011—Mining has always been a dangerous job. But mining company executives have always had it easy compared to the workers who actually extract precious gems, metals, and minerals from under the Earth’s crust, a point underscored in the 8-K that silver and gold producer Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. (CDE) filed at 4:35 p.m. last Friday. […]

Odds & ends: Calm before the storm edition
July 15, 2011—We’re heading into the home-stretch before big companies following a calendar year run up against the deadline for filing their second-quarter 10-Qs. That means filings are light these days, but somehow there’s always a few doozies in the mix. One of the items catching our eye this week is the unflattering reappointment of William F. […]

Hertzs high-end property rental…
July 12, 2011—Leave pretty much any airport, and your exit will be lined with signs for a Hertz (HTZ) car-rental outlet. By contrast, the brief 8-K that Hertz filed in its trip to the Friday-night dump last week was about as quiet as could be — despite hiding a lofty perk, for Michel Taride, president of Hertz […]

A snapshot of this year’s disclosure avalanche …
July 11, 2011—Not quite two weeks ago, we passed the midpoint of 2011, marking a perfect opportunity to continue ignoring our New Year’s resolutions — and to check in on that marvel of modern investing, the Edgar database at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Edgar, of course, is the SEC’s ever-growing trove of corporate disclosures — as […]