Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Brightpoint fills shoes quickly…
May 12, 2011—Sometimes jobs, like shoes, just aren’t a perfect fit. Today’s example of that maxim includes a separation payment involving a relatively large sum of money ($2.75 million) being paid by a company with a market cap of less than $614 million. The money is going to Anthony W. Boor, who – from October, 2005 until […]

A lesson in disclosure at Wright Medical Group…
May 10, 2011—If ever a company illustrated the value of reading SEC filings — as opposed to just their press releases — it may just be Wright Medical Group (WMGI). And we don’t mean that in a good way. By way of background, Wright Medical is an orthopedic medical-device maker that last fall settled [PDF] a U.S. […]

Chesapeake Energy or Chesapeake Air?
May 2, 2011—First, we’ll cut to the chase: Chesapeake Energy (CHK) doesn’t seem to be buying any more $12.1-million antique map collections. Despite that, there’s still plenty to see in the proxy that the company filed a few minutes before the SEC’s 5:30 p.m. filing deadline on Friday. Chesapeake, of course, is something of a frequent flier […]

The cost of flying in style at United Continental…
April 28, 2011—It’s nearly impossible to feel sympathy for the airlines, and surely we’re not the only ones who are weary of shelling out extra money for checking a suitcase, buying a snack box, or getting some actual legroom. Add those fees up over a lifetime of traveling, and we’re talking about a serious chunk of change. […]

Freaky Friday
April 22, 2011—Just a quick reminder that today is one of those rare days when the markets are closed (for Good Friday) but the SEC is open. And judging by the cache of 8-Ks that we saw late yesterday and the ones that are coming in so far today, plenty of companies seem to be taking advantage […]

Around the world with Travelers, Nasdaq & more…
April 18, 2011—The corporate jet is perhaps the quintessential sign of executive status — or excess, depending on your perspective. Next to the jet, the lowly company car is practically an entitlement. But we’d like to inaugurate an exclusive new association for the the well-grounded executives among us: We’ll call it the Around-the-World Club. To join, your […]

Bringing the best to one of Estée Lauder’s own…
April 11, 2011—The world learned on Friday that Aerin Lauder — the up-and-coming granddaughter of late cosmetics magnate Estee Lauder, and still a board member and major holder of Estée Lauder Cos. (EL) — was branching out on her own. From what we can tell, most of the coverage (sparked by The New York Post’s Page Six […]

National Semi CEO leaves money on the table…
April 5, 2011—You’ve no doubt heard by now of Texas Instruments’ (TXN) $6.5 billion deal for National Semiconductor (NSM), that was announced after the market closed yesterday. As the WSJ notes in this piece, the $25 a share price represents a 78% premium over National Semi’s closing price yesterday. Given that hefty premium, we decided to take […]

Meet the new Goldman, same as the old…
April 4, 2011—Even when you’re doing “God’s work,” it turns out, a little deft marketing is in order. Goldman Sachs (GS), of course, put out its annual proxy filing on Friday afternoon, cordially inviting shareholders to a morning of procedural formalities and largely predetermined balloting. True to form, the dollar figures in the summary compensation table are […]

Distractions aplenty at BJ’s Wholesale Club…
March 30, 2011—We’re pretty impressed that everything seems to be going so smoothly at BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ), at least to judge from its website — because to look at its recent SEC filings, you—d think everyone running the show was paying attention to other things. Specifically, you—d think they were all paying attention to the finer […]