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    1. Starboard Value Takes 10.7% Stake in Mellanox Technologies | 4-Traders

      Starboard Value Takes 10.7% Stake in Mellanox Technologies | 4-Traders

      Starboard Value LP has taken a 10.7% stake in Mellanox Technologies Ltd., urging the company to improve its margins and stock and explore a potential sale, a thesis in part helped by deal talks at Marvell Technology Group Ltd., where Starboard has a seat. Starboard believes Mellanox is spending too much on research and development and other corporate expenses to try to grow revenue, sacrificing margins compared with peers, according to people familiar with the matter...

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      Mentions: Technology Sale stake
    2. Middle Market CFO Pay Increases Outpaced CEO Pay

      Middle Market CFO Pay Increases Outpaced CEO Pay

      This year, compensation for the middle market executive fluctuated across company sizes and industries. According to the BDO 600: 2017 Survey of CEO and CFO Compensation Practices of Middle Market Public Companies , pay for CEOs increased at companies in the smallest revenue range. Meanwhile, CFO increases occurred at the small and midsized company level...

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    3. Covalon Technologies : US Major General Gale S. Pollock (Ret.) Joins Covalon’s Board of Directors

      Covalon Technologies : US Major General Gale S. Pollock (Ret.) Joins Covalon’s Board of Directors

      MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2017-- Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the 'Company' or 'Covalon') (TSXV: COV; OTCQX: CVALF), an advanced medical technologies company, is extremely pleased to announce that Major General (Ret.) Gale S. Pollock, CRNA, FACHE, FAAN, has agreed to join Covalon's Board of Directors. Major General Pollock is a two-star General who retired in 2008 after 36 years of service in the U.S. Army. She held the position of Acting Surgeon General of the U.S. Army...

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    4. GE Numbers Game Puzzles Investors

      GE Numbers Game Puzzles Investors

      By Michael Rapoport This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (October 31, 2017). What are General Electric Co.'s earnings? The question doesn't have a single answer -- the company recently provided four different versions of them....

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    5. Rent A Center: Engaged Capital Commends Rent-A-Center Board for Initiating Strategic Alternatives Review Process | 4-Traders

      Rent A Center: Engaged Capital Commends Rent-A-Center Board for Initiating Strategic Alternatives Review Process | 4-Traders

      Engaged Capital, LLC (together with its affiliates, “Engaged Capital”) an investment firm specializing in enhancing the value of small and mid-cap North American equities with a 20.5% economic exposure to Rent-A-Center, Inc. (“Rent-A-Center” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:RCII), today issued a statement in respect of its investment in Rent-A-Center...

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    6. ADP is Already Making Changes Ackman Wants

      ADP is Already Making Changes Ackman Wants

      Automatic Data Processing Inc is already making many of the changes activist shareholder William Ackman is advocating, but it will take time to see results, Chief Executive Officer Carlos Rodriguez said in an interview on Wednesday. "We have a pretty good track record of being able to deliver good improvements in our own business without making massive one-time job cuts," Rodriguez said...

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    7. TSYS Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

      TSYS Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

      TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors — Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business and Richard A. Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Realogy Holdings Corp. The appointments bring the number of TSYS directors to 12...

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    8. P&G vs. Nelson Peltz: A Battle Over the Future of Big Brands

      P&G vs. Nelson Peltz: A Battle Over the Future of Big Brands

      CINCINNATI -- Procter & Gamble Co., which has suffered through a decade of market-share losses and stagnating profits, hopes it's redemption lies in a koala-shaped maxi pad. Called the "Koala HuHu," the extra-long overnight pad launched this spring in China. Part of P&G's giant Whisper brand -- which is called Always in the U.S. and elsewhere -- it targets teenage girls with cartoon marsupials snoozing on the box, and is beating rivals despite commanding higher prices...

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    9. W. P. Carey Inc. Appoints Margaret G. Lewis to Board of Directors

      W. P. Carey Inc. Appoints Margaret G. Lewis to Board of Directors

      NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), an internally-managed net lease real estate investment trust, announced today that Margaret G. Lewis has been elected a director of the Company. Ms. Lewis currently serves as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and is a Director of Flowers Foods. She has also served on the boards of the Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association and Smithfield Foods, Inc...

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    10. Ferguson Partners Ltd. Releases Research around the Current State of Board Governance for Publicly Traded REITs – Board Diversity is Critical

      Ferguson Partners Ltd. Releases Research around the Current State of Board Governance for Publicly Traded REITs – Board Diversity is Critical

      The research compares board practices for non-mortgage REITs within the Russell 3000 Index to the other broader companies within the Index Ferguson Partners, Ltd ., a global professional services firm, and Board Governance Research , an independent research company, released today some industry-first research which does a deep dive into the current state of Board governance practices and demographics for publicly-traded REITs with revenues of over $100 million and are included in the Russell 3000 Index. The research – REIT Board Composition – compares these REITs Boards to the broader mix of companies within the Index. Ferguson Partners saw a strong market need for ...

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    11. Big Investors Want Directors to Stop Sitting On So Many Boards

      Big Investors Want Directors to Stop Sitting On So Many Boards

      Giant money managers voted against the re-election of Ronald Havner, Jr. in May to the board of a real-estate company. Their reason: He runs a different company and sits on two other boards. After about 56% of voting shares were cast against Mr. Havner remaining an AvalonBay Communities Inc. director, he said he would resign, an offer rejected by the rest of the AvalonBay board...

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    12. Perry Ellis International Elects J. David Scheiner as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

      Perry Ellis International Elects J. David Scheiner as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

      Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) (“Perry Ellis” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected J. David Scheiner (“David”) as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Scheiner succeeds George Feldenkreis, following the termination of Mr. Feldenkreis’ position as Executive Chairman. George Feldenkreis remains a member of the Board of Directors. These changes, which are part of a multi-year leadership succession planning process, are effective immediately...

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    13. Cisco: Boards Try Buddy System to Get Newcomers Up to Speed

      Cisco: Boards Try Buddy System to Get Newcomers Up to Speed

      Amy Chang got unusually frank feedback when the new director of Cisco Systems Inc. walked out of her first board meeting last December. Longtime board member Carol Bartz chided the then 39-year-old tech executive for apologizing when she posed questions during the meeting. "You have the right to ask questions," said Ms. Bartz, a Cisco director since 1996...

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