Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and other essential retailers that have seen sales surge are giving back as well, with massive hiring, charitable donations, and raises and cash bonuses for frontline workers.
ESG stewardship has been growing in importance. Companies and funds must now determine how to prioritize in this era.
Banks have proven they can continue to operate and ease the financial pains of struggling customers during the pandemic, but will PPP and other potential issues waste all that goodwill?
Executives at Bed Bath & Beyond extended their pay cuts into May, but does the limited size of cuts and short timeline mean they expect a faster retail rebound?
Alcohol providers continue to hold up, and look to take advantage, while restaurants that aren’t already optimized for the new model of delivery and take-out are hurting.
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While 90% of its workforce is furloughed, SeaWorld awarded ~$7M in equity awards to its C-Suite
Treasury department strikes a deal with the biggest US Airlines to provide ~$25bn in aid to come in the form of grants and low-interest loans.
Parent company of Ticketmaster has drawn the ire of thousands of fans who say they are not being refunded for events that aren’t taking place
The XFL’s bankruptcy filing discloses stake owned by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
At a critical time for AutoNation CEO Cheryl Miller takes health leave and Mike Jackson steps back in to lead.
The COVID crash may provide an opportunity for Active Managers to again show their stock selection skills and upset the passive investing trend.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing all companies — big and small — to focus on their strategic priorities. Microsoft is case in point as it freezes most hiring.
Criticism over airlines’ share repurchase activity rises as the industry hopes to receive significant federal aid
Starbucks and McDonald’s are beginning to return to business in China, with mixed results
Ulta Beauty [ULTA] was forced to furlough most associates, but is still fighting to put #employeesfirst and aid the covid-19 fight with medical glove donations.
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The adoption of limited duration shareholder rights plans may provide the necessary room and time for leadership to maneuver during COVID-19
Spirit Airlines [SAVE] joins others in adopting limited duration shareholder rights plan to give management time and space to weather the COVID-19 storm.
One positive trend we're seeing in the Boardroom Alpha COVID-19 Impact Tracker are retailers are...
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