By Dominic Jones on August 16, 2011
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) rule opposed by investor relations service providers who fear the measure will harm their ability to compete.
By Dominic Jones on July 7, 2011
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking extra time to scrutinize the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) controversial proposal to promote an optional suite of investor relations services in its compliance rulebook for listed companies.
By Dominic Jones on June 15, 2011
SEVERAL investor relations service providers have urged the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to block the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) from promoting a bundle of website, PR wire and shareholder intelligence services to companies in the exchange’s rulebook.
By Dominic Jones on February 4, 2009
The New York Stock Exchange is set to change its antiquated “timely alert policy” to bring it in line with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) guidance for using corporate websites to satisfy Regulation FD.
By Dominic Jones on August 8, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new guidance for company websites gives investor relations departments an opportunity to cut their disclosure costs and boost traffic to their websites by using “notice-and-access” news releases for Regulation FD. Although the SEC’s guidance goes so far as to say that “some companies” may not need to use [...]
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By Dominic Jones on August 2, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its 47-page interpretive release that explains how companies can use their websites and blogs to meet its requirements for public disclosure under Regulation FD. Here’s a Scribd version of the complete release, which can also be downloaded in PDF from the SEC’s website. See my initial [...]
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By Dominic Jones on July 22, 2008
BANKATLANTIC Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BBX) is embarking on a risky strategy by suing a veteran bank analyst for defamation and negligence after he included the company in a research report that ranked 107 U.S. financial institutions on the chances of them going bust. Yesterday, the bank holding company filed a lawsuit in the state court for [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 9, 2008
WHILE it’s pure coincidence, I had to smile when I saw this one-day chart showing a 4% gain in Jack in the Box Inc.’s (NYSE:JBX) stock immediately after the firm announced yesterday that it has hired four-time IR Magazine Award winner Carol DiRaimo. According to the news release, she is assuming the investor relations responsibilities [...]
By Dominic Jones on April 22, 2008
WHERE can you legally stuff the ballot boxes with votes from people who do not actually cast ballots? Where can you cling to your position by having those votes push you to a majority? Why, in America, of course. This happens in elections of corporate directors under something called broker non-votes, which the New York [...]
By Dominic Jones on April 4, 2008
SOFTWARE company BladeLogic, which went public last July, has one of the hippest ticker symbols going: BLOG. But now that the company is being acquired by BMC Software (NYSE: BMC) those funky four letters are up for grabs. One problem, though. The way the US IPO market has been doing so far this year, it [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 3, 2006
TELLABS Inc.’s vice president of corporate communications makes a spirited defense of printed annual reports in a cover story for the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI) September 2006 newsletter. George Stenitzer, an experienced annual report producer and a noted speaker and expert on the topic, cites statistics from surveys with his company’s shareholders as evidence [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 27, 2006
I DON’T know if this is new or if I just haven’t seen it before, but Yahoo! Finance is posting prominent cautions on summary pages for Nasdaq companies that are behind in their SEC filings. It’s quite jarring when you first see the caution icon and bold message saying company X “is delinquent in its [...]
By Dominic Jones on August 28, 2006
By IR Web Report Staff SHAREHOLDERS of New York Stock Exchange-listed companies are being given a firm nudge into the Internet Age after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the exchange’s proposal to scrap the wholesale mailing of printed annual reports. However, the move is only expected to benefit foreign companies that are [...]