Corporate Governance

air travel

The Risks to Travel Sites: Providers No Longer Allow Price Comparisons

The online travel business is both one of the oldest e-commerce sectors and one of its better growing sectors as well. In the United States, online travel sales totaled $111 ...
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Should Life Time Fitness Really Be Allowed to Do a REIT Conversion?

Life Time Fitness Inc. (NYSE: LTM) saw its shares surge on Monday on news that the company was exploring a potential conversion of its real estate assets into a that ...
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New McDonald’s U.S. President Returning to His Roots

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced on Friday that Mike Andres will replace retiring McDonald’s U.S. president Jeff Stratton who has spent 41 years under the Golden Arches. Andres has plenty ...
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10 Fresh Higher Dividends and Buybacks That Should Not Be Overlooked

The trend has been around for years: companies reward their shareholders by paying out dividends or buying back stock. Some companies do both. But what stands out the most is ...
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Altria Dividend Hike Brings Telecom Yield Ambitions

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is at it again with a dividend hike. The news looks great on the surface. However, we are still a bit shocked at how little ...
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More Than Meets the Eye in Sally Beauty Stock Buyback

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) shares have rallied handily on the heels of the company authorizing a new $1 billion share repurchase program. This is one of those instances ...
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More Skunks and Skeletons at Hertz

Hertz Corp. (NYSE: HTZ) shares were down nearly 10% in response to a myriad of problems that have accumulated since its announcement that financial statements for the past two years ...
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Berkshire Hathaway Enters DOJ Settlement Tied to USG — Updated Buffett Statement

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) is supposed to be one of the squeaky clean companies as far as accounting and operational oversight are concerned. It turns out that even the ...
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Major Insider Buying at GNC: A Key Gamble or a Dream?

GNC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNC) has had a very rough and tough 2014, with its shares having lost almost half of their value from its peak at the end of 2013. ...
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Aeropostale Taking Big Gamble on New CEO, Make That the Old CEO

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) made the surprise announcement that it will reinstate Julian Geiger as its acting chief executive officer (CEO). The company is hoping that with a new CEO it can recover ...
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Top Insider Selling of Stocks This Week from Biotech, Tech, Sam Zell, and More

In what was yet another very volatile week for the markets, insider selling and insider buying has been active. We have evaluated some of the top insider selling transactions this ...
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Insider Buying This Week Dominated by Pharma and Yield Chasers

Investors love to see insiders at high corporate levels purchasing their own companies' stock. That is particularly true if the stock has performed well and has traded to higher levels. ...
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China Internet

As NQ CFO Bails, the Questionable Plot Thickens

China’s leading mobile Internet security services provider, NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) announced Friday morning that the company’s chief financial officer has resigned effective August 22, 2014 for family reasons. ...
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Alliant, Orbital, and Vista — The Next Great Special Situation

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK) has come closer to being considered a special situation investments. The largest ammunition manufacturer in America has now filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to ...
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High Profile Stocks See Some Big Insider Selling This Week

The big market sell-off got some extra additional selling as some insiders decided it was time to lighten up on their holdings of their own companies. One interesting note from ...
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