FedEx (FDX) is making some shareholder-friendly moves, including an over 50% dividend hike, adding two independent directors, and a TSR-based executive compensation metric. We applaud the changes, but now the real work begins. Can a new CEO and refreshed board improve margins?
With ExxonMobil shares hitting a new 52-week high and “making more money than God,” according to President Joe Biden, we take a closer look at financials and governance.
The world is a scarier place, which should be good for Palantir. But, with the controversial intelligence and analytics company having just reported its lowest revenue growth ever, we take a closer look at fundamentals and governance.
A suspended corporate buyback amidst Schultz’s personal buying spree, a unionization bruising: Starbucks is still struggling to send the right message to shareholders.
We look at 3 female CEOs that are outperforming benchmarks right now.
14 companies have already failed a Say-on-Pay vote. We look at the most problematic of the bunch.
Dan Loeb’s Third Point, which has increased its stake in oil & gas giant Shell, is pushing for a separation of the legacy and renewables business. With shares trading at deep discount to peers, its a timely conversation.
Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) fires its CEO. Will new leadership drive a strategy shift to get the consumer business smiling again?
Shutterstock’s CEO abruptly departs, insiders are dumping stock. Does this board have any new ideas or is everyone abandoning ship?
In the battle between Icahn and Kroger, we take a close-up look at the grocery giant’s financial performance and governance. How well has the Kroger board done and how well do Icahn’s nominees stack up?
Denny’s (DENN) CEO John Miller retires later this year after more than a decade of solid performance. Who’s up for the challenge of reviving casual dining?
Despite a rising tide for oil & gas stocks, Suncor Energy (SU) has lagged peers. Activist Elliott Investment Management thinks a changeup and re-rating could unlock 50% upside.
Can Loan Depot’s new CEO bring the home lender back to life? Frank Martell will need to figure out how to grow in a cooling, competitive market.
With NFLX nearing a 4-year low, we take a close look at executive and board leadership, including equity ownership and trading activity. Bottom line: we’d like to see more action.
A look at the day’s ESG investing trends. Human capital management in focus at Amazon. Richard Clayton joints the pod to share why shareholders should vote “no” to the ATVI-MSFT merger this Thursday.
Boardroom Alpha talks with Richard Clayton, Director of Research at the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) Investment Group, on why shareholders should say “no” to Activision’s proposed $68.7B takeover by Microsoft ahead of this Thursday’s vote.
Board blow-up at Redbox Entertainment. Mill Road Capital Pushing for a Sale of Big Lots. Happy Earth Day! A perfect time to tune into our latest ESG podcast.
Mill Road Capital wants Big Lots to pursue a sale-lease back to monetize its assets ahead of a sale of the company. Is what’s good for the goose good for the gander?
Amazon makes an even bigger renewable push. A timely Board refresh at Activision Blizzard.
Swirling in a sexual harassment crisis and amidst shareholder scrutiny of the Microsoft acquisition, the video game maker makes a timely Board refresh. Will the latest housecleaning be enough?
Chipping away at an entrenched board, Engaged Capital looks to be following a similar playbook that culminated in a successful buyout of Rent-A-Center in 2018.
Cook’s influence is undeniable as AAPL stock has soared versus the S&P500 since Cook took the reigns. But, is any CEO worth $100M?