Corporate Governance


Why Windstream Faces a Cold Reception for Its New Structure

Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) has provided an update on its real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff. The company expects to retain 19.9% of shares in the REIT and distribute ...
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Why Zynga Will Lose 50% of Its Value This Year

Zynga Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ZNGA) market value will be down by 50% or more this year. A combination of a failed business model and insider sales have sunk the stock to ...
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American Apparel Fires Founder

In what could be -- but probably is not -- the last word in the running dispute between Dov Charney and the company he founded and once led, American Apparel ...
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Wage Suit Could Cost Walmart $0.06 a Share in the Fourth Quarter

In a ruling Tuesday from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the court upheld a 2007 judgment against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) that will require the firm to pay $188 million ...
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More Woes for American Realty as Chairman and CEO Step Down

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) announced Monday morning that there would be changes to its management and corporate governance. Nick Schorsch stepped down from his roles as executive ...
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Why the Abercrombie CEO Departure Is Good

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) has announced that Michael Jefferies is retiring as chief executive and a member of the board effective immediately. This comes right in the middle ...
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Solid December for Dividend Hikes and Big Stock Buybacks

December can be an odd month for many investors and corporations alike. While tax planning can always come up as an issue for investors, and while December can be a ...
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What Could Make IBM the Best DJIA Stock of 2015

There may be a notion that is very difficult to stomach for even the deepest of value stock investors. Could it be even remotely possible that International Business Machines Corporation ...
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MasterCard Chases Visa on Dividend Hike and Stock Buyback

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has decided to chase rival Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) with a dividend hike. The credit card processing giant announced on Tuesday that its board of directors ...
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CEOs Getting More Cautious About Growth in 2015

The Business Roundtable has released its fourth-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Index, which is effectively a more muted expectation for what CEOs are thinking they should expect in 2015. CEOs ...
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5 Big DJIA Dividend Hikes Expected Before 2014 Ends

The bull market is nearing its sixth year, and companies have increased their dividends and stock buybacks as the market keeps hitting new highs. Several Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) components have ...
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Insider Selling Still Climbing as Markets Hit New All-Time Highs

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 at all-time highs, and the Nasdaq closing in on the high from 2000, the fact that insiders continue to take ...
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Insider Buying Heats Up in Spite of Big Market Rally

As was noted in last week's report, insider buying had slowed dramatically due to the big rally in the markets. Well, despite continued trading to the upside, and new highs ...
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Can an Outsider Turn Hertz Around?

Rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) on Thursday named John Tague as president and chief executive, effective Friday. Tague replaces interim CEO Brian MacDonald, who took over ...
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10 Companies That Will Not Be Saved by the Bull Market Alone

November's continued rally has proven one thing, and that is that the snapback rally starting in mid-October was for real. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P 500 hit ...
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