The Manhattan Institute‘s Proxy Monitor Project would call it another failure by gadfly shareholders, since United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) filed and was granted a no-action request by the SEC to exclude our proposal to allow shareowners with 15% of the outstanding UNFI shares to call a special meeting. Since the proposal cannot receive a majority vote from shareowners, the […]
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The Folly of a $-Centric Universe
James McRitchie, 11/14/2011 ,
Michael Levin argues cites Milton Friedman and Michael Jensen to support an argument that wealth maximization provides investors and executives with apparently the only clear means of setting priorities they really need. McDonalds Corporation should treat cattle and chickens humanely if doing so will sell more sandwiches profitably, not (more…)
Should Companies Split Cash With Shareowners?
James McRitchie, 03/16/2011 ,
The blog posts in the past couple of weeks (here and here), as well as the considerable debate over the past several months, got us to wondering: which US companies hoard the most cash? Should Companies Split Cash With Shareowners? That’s the question asked by the Activist Investor. I’d say it depends on what else […]