Retail Surprises and Summer Movies – Motley Fool Money — The Motley Fool

Thanks as always to Motley Fool Money for inviting VEA Vice Chair Nell Minow on as a guest to discuss corporate governance (and movies). Retail Surprises and Summer MoviesTarget hits the mark. Best Buy surprises. Intuit rises. And Coca-Cola gets a refresh. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and discuss earnings from…

UCF Leads a Resolution that Generates 79.7% Support from Shareholders « United Church Funds

United Church Funds (UCF) is celebrating the very successful campaign at pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt, where a resolution that UCF sponsored on lobbying disclosures generated 79.7% support from the company’s shareholders.United Church Funds and Investors for Opioids Accountability (IOA) members congratulate Mallinckrodt for supporting the shareholder proposal regarding a report on lobbying activities and agree with…

Stocks: Too Many Companies Are Paying Too Much for Buybacks | Fortune

You know the rule: Buy low, sell high. Public companies, it seems, haven’t learned this basic investing lesson. They’re buying back more of their own shares than ever before: In 2018, on the heels of tax reform, the amount of buybacks surpassed $1 trillion in a year for the first time ever. While the amount…

Does ESG Investing Produce Better Stock Returns?

It’s time to put to rest the conventional wisdom that investing for anything other than shareholder value results in poor investor outcomes. There’s plenty of evidence that companies prioritizing ESG issues actually generate superior long-term financial performance across a range of metrics — including sales growth, return on equity (ROE), return on invested capital (ROIC),…

Amazon faces an enormous slate of shareholder proposals for the first time – CNN

Amazon received more resolutions than any other company this year, according to a count by Alliance Advisors. Although a few were either withdrawn by their proponents or excluded with the permission of the Securities and Exchange Commission, shareholders still will vote on 12 measures at Amazon’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, on issues ranging from…

These Six Corporations Are Supporting the Controversial New Abortion Bans

Investigative reporter Judd Legum of Popular Info has identified six major corporations who are supporting the state legislators behind the controversial new abortion bans: Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly, Aetna, ATT, Walmart, and Pfizer. He explains in the Twitter thread the laborious process of getting the information, the exact dollar amount of each contribution to each legislator…

Big Companies Pay CEOs for Good Performance—and Bad – WSJ

The mechanics of chief-executive pay have grown ever more complex, but the rules remain simple: Strong performers get a raise. So do most of the rest. For the fourth year straight, the biggest U.S. companies set CEO pay records in 2018, a Wall Street Journal analysis found, even as a majority delivered negative stock price…