Archive | May, 2015

google

Google Inc.: Proxy Score 39

Google Inc. (GOOG), a technology company that builds products and provides services to organize the information, is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/3/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of one fund when I checked and voted on 5/28/2015.  I voted with management 39% of the time and assigned Google Inc. a proxy score […]

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LinkedIn Corporation

LinkedIn Corporation: Proxy Score 17

LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. It is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/3/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of two funds when I checked and voted on 5/28/2015.  I voted with management 17% of the time and assigned LinkedIn Corporation a proxy score of 17. […]

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Twitter

Twitter Inc: Proxy Score 50

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), one of the stocks in my portfolio, operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/3/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked on 5/19/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 50% of the time. View Proxy Statement. Read Warnings below. What follows are my recommendations […]

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shame

The Power of Shame Applied to CEOs and Corporations

Robert A.G. Monks, concerned with shameful corporate behavior today blogged When a Child Rules the Parent: The Problem of Corporate Domicile in a Global World. Corporations are creatures of the state but the social contracts that made them attractive in serving human interests are breaking down… Either we need to reign corporate operations in within […]

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Netgear

NetGear: Proxy Score 83

NetGear, Inc. (NASD:NTGR), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is a global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/2/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked on 5/22/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 83% of the time. (more…)

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SolarCity

SolarCity: Proxy Score 17

SolarCity Corp (NASD:SCTY), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is a global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/2/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked on 5/25/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 17% of the time. (more…)

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Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions: Proxy Score 33

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASD:CTSH), one of the stocks in my portfolio, provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/2/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of three funds when I checked on 5/19/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 33% of the time. View Proxy Statement. Read Warnings below. What follows are my recommendations on […]

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Participative Leadership: Information Sharing Crucial

A supervisor solicits ideas and suggestions from workers, hears them out even when disagreeing with them, and uses suggestions from the group in making decisions. All well and good, but, given the natural human resistance to yield decision-making, how is the group likely to respond to such initiatives? With little change at first, but, once […]

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Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance: Proxy Score 54

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASD:WBA), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is a global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with three divisions: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/28/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of two funds when I checked on 5/19/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 54% of […]

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PDL BioPharma

PDL BioPharma: Proxy Score 40

PDL BioPharma Inc (NASD:PDLI), one of the stocks in my portfolio, manages a portfolio of patents and royalty assets in the United States and Europe. The company is involved in the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. Their annual meeting is coming up […]

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BlackRock

BlackRock: Proxy Score 65

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), one of the stocks in my portfolio, provides investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/28/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked on 5/19/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 65% of the time. View Proxy Statement. Read Warnings below. What follows are my […]

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ICGN

ICGN: London Calling

Hundreds of delegates from around the world will convene in London’s Guildhall to celebrate the organizations 20th Anniversary. Places to attend the conference are limited, so if you are planning to go, register register now to avoid any disappointment. (more…)

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Illumina

Illumina: Proxy Score 37

Illumina, Inc. (NASD:ILMN), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is a developer and manufacturer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function.  Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/27/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of two funds when I checked on 5/18/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 37% of the time. […]

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DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe: Proxy Score 33

DigitalGlobe Inc (NYSE:DGI) one of the stocks in my portfolio, offers earth imagery products comprising imagery from its constellation of high-resolution satellites, as well as satellite and aerial imagery acquired from third party suppliers. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/26/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of two funds when I checked on 5/15/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 33% […]

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Goldman Sachs Group

Goldman Sachs Group: Proxy Score 42

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) one of the stocks in my portfolio, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/21/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of two funds when I checked and voted on 5/14/2015. I voted with Board recommendations 42% of the time and assigned the Goldman Sachs […]

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Home Depot

Home Depot: Proxy Score 79

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), one of the stocks in my portfolio, sells a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement products and lawn and garden products and provides a number of services. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/21/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of four funds when I checked and voted on 5/14/2015. I voted with management 79% […]

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Intel

Intel: Proxy Voting Score 56

Intel Corporation (NASD:INTC), one of the stocks in my portfolio, designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/21/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of three funds when I checked and voted on 5/14/2015. I voted with management 56% of the time and assigned Intel a proxy score of 56.  (more…)

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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD): Proxy Access

I don’t own any McDonald’s stock, but the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust is sponsoring the proxy access proposal that I recommend shareholders vote for at the upcoming annual meeting on May 21, 2015. Vote For Proposal No. 6 at McDonald’s We believe the case for proxy access is particularly compelling at McDonald’s, where poor performance and insufficient […]

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Nextera Energy

NextEra Energy: Proxy Score 64

NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE), one of the stocks in my portfolio, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/21/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of two funds when I checked and voted on 5/14/2015. I voted with management 64% of the time and assigned NextEra Energy a proxy score of […]

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iRobot Corporation: Proxy Score 33

iRobot Corporation (NASD:IRBT), one of the stocks in my portfolio, offers consumer , defense and security products, remote presence products and handles contract research and development projects. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/20/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had no votes from funds when I checked and voted on 5/13/2015. I voted with the Board 33% of the time and assigned […]

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American Tower

American Tower: Proxy Score 60

American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT), one of the stocks in my portfolio, operates and develops wireless and broadcast communications real estate with a portfolio of over 87,000 communications sites. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/20/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked and voted on 5/13/2015. I voted with management 60% of the time and assigned […]

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Yelp

Yelp: Proxy Voting Score 20

Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP), one of the stocks in my portfolio, connects people with local businesses and let’s us rate them. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/20/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of no funds when I checked and voted on 5/13/2015 but I did locate the votes of CalSTRS. I voted with management 20% of the time and assigned […]

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ITC Holdings

ITC Holdings: Proxy Score 43

ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/20/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked and voted on 5/13/2015. I voted with management 43% of the time and assigned ITC Holdings a proxy […]

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proto labs

Proto Labs: Proxy Score 100

Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/20/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of one fund when I checked and voted on 5/11/2015. I voted with management 100% of the time and assigned Proto Labs a proxy […]

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United-Guardian

United-Guardian: Proxy Score 22

United-Guardian Inc. (UG:NASDAQ) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. The Company researches, develops, manufactures, and markets cosmetic ingredients, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical lubricants, health care products, and specialty industrial products in the United States, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, France, and internationally. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/19/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org doesn’t track United-Guardian. Therefore, this analysis […]

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JP Morgan

JPMorgan Chase (JPM): Proxy Voting Recommendations

I don’t hold shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) in my portfolio but the shareholder proposals that will be voted this year deal with crucial issues that will come up at many other companies this proxy season. I received the following letter from shareholders urging readers to vote for a proposal requesting a report on lobbying at JPMorgan Chase […]

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3D Systems

3D Systems Corporation – Proxy Score 67

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. The Company is a provider of three-dimensional (3D) printing centric solutions. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/19/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of 0 funds when I checked and voted on 5/10/2015. I voted with management 67% of the time and assigned 3D Systems a proxy score of […]

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PRI

Beyond the Bottom Line With PRI

I used to believe that democratic power was exercised like the creation of an impressionist masterpiece — each individual offering an artistically placed paint stroke that blends into the whole as you step back. As I have matured, I now see that those who are able to influence others around them are most effective in […]

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IiAS

Corporate Governance In India

What is corporate governance? It is a process set up for the firms based on certain systems and principles by which a company is governed. The guidelines provided ensure that the company is directed and controlled in a way so as to achieve the goals and objectives to add value to the company and also […]

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Waste Connections: Proxy Vote Score 25

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated municipal solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services. It provides non-hazardous exploration and production, waste treatment, recovery and disposal services. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/15/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of 0 […]

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