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Guidewire Software 2019

Guidewire Software 2019 Proxy Votes

Guidewire Software 2019 annual meeting is December 17th. To enhance long-term value: Vote FOR #5 – Majority Voting for the Election of Directors; #4 Eliminate Classified Board. AGAINST director Michael Keller and the auditor. Unfortunately, the meeting is virtual-only, instead of hybrid, so shareholders cannot meet each other, the directors or management. The board/management can also […]

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Netflix 2019

Netflix 2019: Ignore Shareholders Again?

Netflix 2019 annual meeting June 6. Netflix has adopted the paternalistic culture of Mad Men, ignoring shareholders. To enhance long-term value, WITHHOLD vote from ALL directors. Vote AGAINST Pay & Auditor. Vote FOR Disclose Political Contributions & Adopt Simple Majority Vote.  (more…)

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Say.com Goes Live on Tesla

Say.com Goes Live on Tesla

Say.com goes live to help small shareholders have a greater voice in how the companies they’re invested in are run. Say facilitates proxy voting for shareholders who invest at the broker-dealers it is partnered with and also is creating new products for all shareholders to engage with companies, regardless of where they invest.  (more…)

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Tesla 2018 Underperforms by 24%

Tesla 2018 Proxy Decisions Crucial

Tesla 2018 annual meeting is June 5, 2018. Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, and energy generation and storage systems in the United States and internationally. If Tesla is to survive and thrive, it needs a more independent board. The vote of shareholders will be crucial in deciding Tesla’s future. Most shareholders […]

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$COST

$COST (Costco): Proxy Vote Recommendations

$COST, Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. $COST has supermajority vote requirements (66.67%) to amend certain charter provisions, a classified board with staggered terms, and no written consent unless unanimous by all shareholders. In short, reasonable shareholder rights are missing. […]

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Berry Global Group

Berry Global Group Adopts Majority Vote

The Board at Berry Global Group ($BERY) is moving toward more democratic governance, thanks to the efforts of a retail shareholder who would be denied the right to file proposals if the Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and others had their way. The Berry Global Group has adopted proposals submitted by the same small retail […]

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Kite Pharma

Kite Pharma Proxy Voting Guide

Kite Pharma, Inc. (KITE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products. Kite is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of no fund families when I checked and voted. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 20th, 2017. I voted FOR Proposal #3 to Declassify the Board. […]

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Netflix Inc

Netflix Inc: Proxy Score 0

Netflix Inc $NFLX., one of the stocks in my portfolio, an Internet television network, which engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 9, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of one fund family when I checked. Vote AGAINST directors, pay, auditor; FOR all […]

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The Habit Restaurants

The Habit Restaurants: Proxy Score 33

The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT), one of the stocks in my portfolio, operates fast casual restaurants under The Habit Burger Grill name in California, Arizona, Utah, and New Jersey, offers charbroiled hamburgers, specialty sandwiches, fresh salads, and shakes and malts. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/23/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of one fund when I checked […]

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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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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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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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Kellogg

Kellogg Company (K): Proxy Vote 75

Kellogg Company (K), which manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods, is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 4/24/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of no funds when I checked and voted on 4/20/2015. I also see that CalSTRS votes still are not getting picked up but they voted with management […]

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Berry Plastics Group

Berry Plastics Group: Proxy Score 33

Berry Plastics Group Inc. (BERY), which manufactures and distributes plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials in North America and internationally, is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 3/4/2014. ProxyDemocracy.org had the votes of only one fund when I checked and voted on 3/1/2015. However, I was able to find the votes […]

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Fenwick & West LLP

Silicon Valley Corporate Governance & Gender Diversity

Fenwick & West, one of the Silicon Valley’s premier law firms serving technology, venture capital and life sciences companies, released its Corporate Governance Survey and its adjunct Gender Diversity Survey. The surveys cover more than a decade of governance and leadership trends comparing companies in the S&P 100 and their relatively smaller and younger counterparts in the Silicon Valley […]

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MBII

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII): Proxy Voting Recommendations

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII): is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/29/2014. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two funds when I checked and voted on 5/23/2014.  I voted with management 33% of the time.  View Proxy Statement. Read Warnings below.  What follows are my proxy voting recommendations for MBII. (more…)

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DigitalGlobe (DGI) Proxy Voting Recommendations

DigitalGlobe $DGI is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/28/2014. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of no funds when I checked and voted on 5/19/2014.  I voted with management 80% of the time.  View Proxy Statement. Read Warnings below.  What follows are my proxy voting recommendations for DGI. (more…)

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Netflix Needs Proxy Access – Proxy Score 10 Out of 100

Netflix, Inc. ($NFLX) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/7/2013. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of one fund when I checked on 5/25/2013. I voted with management only 10% of the time.  View Proxy Statement. NFLX is another supposedly high-tech company with no hyperlinks in their proxy statement. In fact, they don’t even include […]

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TD Ameritrade: How I Voted – Proxy Score 0%

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.  ($AMTD) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 2/13/2013. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of only two funds when I voted on 2/7/2012.  I voted with management 0% of the time.  View Proxy Statement. Warning: Be sure to vote each item on the proxy. Any items left blank will be […]

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Costco: How I Voted – Proxy Score 25%

Costco ($COST) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 1/24/2013. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of four funds when I voted on 1/22/2012.  I voted with management only 25% of the time.  View Proxy Statement. Warning: Be sure to vote each item on the proxy. Any items left blank will be voted in […]

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UNFI: How I Voted – Proxy Score 17%

United Natural Foods ($UNFI) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 12/12/2012. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three funds when I voted on 12/5/2012.  I voted with management only 17% of the time.  View Proxy Statement. Warning: Be sure to vote each item on the proxy. Any items left blank will […]

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Netflix: A Candidate for Proxy Access

Netflix Inc. (NFLX),  which has lost half its value in the last two years, adopted an antitakeover plan (poison pill) intended to block activist investor Carl Icahn from expanding his nearly 10% stake. They did so without seeking shareowner approval and the pill may make it harder to find a buyer. Writing for the WSJ, Miriam Gottfried notes, Netflix […]

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HESS: How I Voted

Hess Corporation (HESS) is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 5/2/2012. Voting ends 5/1 on Moxy Vote’s proxy voting platform, which listed five “good causes,” including two consolidations, when I checked and voted on 4/27. ProxyDemocracy.org had only one fund voting. (more…)

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