By Richard Ketchen on February 17, 2011
“A DECENT annual report is becoming like a hygiene factor—it’s like washing your teeth on a daily basis.” That was the observation of Mikus Janvars, Director of Corporate Finance at Evli Securities, one of several analysts featured recently in the video embedded below.
By Pam Agnew on August 16, 2010
A NEW study has found that when CEOs take responsibility for financial restatements and deliver the bad news via online video, investors’ trust in management rises and they recommend larger investments in the firm.
By Dominic Jones on April 8, 2010
SEVERAL months ago, I stumbled across information in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that raises important questions about the integrity of information posted on the popular Wikinvest website.
By Dominic Jones on August 21, 2008
PR NEWSWIRE has trotted out its Disclosure Advisory Board (DAB) to say that they do not see companies changing their disclosure practices any time soon in response to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent guidance for company websites. They have issued a statement that basically calls for companies to continue to use the [...]
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By Dominic Jones on July 8, 2008
THERE is a growing chorus of calls for regulatory action in the United States against traders who spread false rumors to manipulate stock prices, but I think at least half of the problem lies with companies themselves — and poor investor relations practices in particular. In today’s New York Times, Dealbook writer Andrew Ross Sorkin [...]
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By Dominic Jones on March 30, 2008
KEVIN Oakley is chewing me out for my post about Business Wire (BW) fumbling an error on their blog. He figured out that one reason I posted that piece was to take a dig at BW because they won’t run my comments on their blog. He is right that I used the post to poke [...]
By Dominic Jones on August 10, 2006
By IR Web Report Staff DAIWA Securities Analyst James Enck has publicly criticized German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom on his blog for issuing a late-night profit warning that surprised analysts for its severity and caused a sharp sell-off in the firm’s stock. “I arrived at work this morning at 6:45 to find that Deutsche Telekom [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 6, 2006
A CEO lobby group has attacked the media’s portrayal of their compensation with a report claiming the pay is fair — but the group’s research is being called into question. On Wednesday, the Business Roundtable issued a news release saying that growth in CEO pay has trailed shareholder returns. It also attacked media coverage of [...]
By Dominic Jones on January 26, 2005
AT A RECENT roundtable discussion for Chief Executive magazine, several CEOs got together to brainstorm about how to win back the public’s faith in them. After talking about better governance, team building, customer relations and adopting good causes, these CEOs still couldn’t come up with an answer to their dilemma. To be fair, a lot [...]
By Dominic Jones on April 23, 2002
OF ALL the media at your disposal, your website is undoubtedly the most important. It’s a 24/7 window on your company and the most likely “place” where investors will form an opinion about your firm’s credibility. Online credibility is literally a minefield of potential pitfalls, every one of which is important. It’s an area where [...]