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By Dominic Jones on May 19, 2011
IN A move that has set off alarm bells at smaller investor relations services providers, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) wants to add a new section to its rules promoting a suite of products to its listed companies.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on April 11, 2011
WHEN business communicators think about disclosure rules, they typically worry most about Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD) – but for all the angst this particular regulation causes, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s list of enforcement actions is surprisingly short.
By Dominic Jones on August 4, 2010
NOW that we’ve shown that PR wire services can’t guarantee simultaneous access to disclosure information for all investors, let’s look at why it matters and what you can do to treat all shareholders fairly.
By Dominic Jones on August 3, 2010
A SIMPLE analysis of 100 company news releases shows that the average delay between when PR wire services release the information to Wall Street and when most non-professional investors actually have access to it on Yahoo! Finance is just over 83 seconds.
By Dominic Jones on April 18, 2010
REUTERS, the news division of information services giant Thomson Reuters, has published an ill-informed, inaccurate and one-sided article about Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) announcement that it will use its website rather than paid PR wires to distribute its financial results.
By Dominic Jones on April 16, 2010
GOOGLE INC. (NASDAQ:GOOG) will begin making announcements about its financial performance solely through its investor relations website, making it the most prominent company to take advantage of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) guidance on using company websites for disclosure under Regulation FD.
By Dominic Jones on March 7, 2009
SPARE a thought for eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) corporate blogger Richard Brewer-Hay. He is the only person on the microblogging service Twitter who live-tweets his company’s quarterly earnings conference calls. That’s partly why I’ve previously called him one of the best corporate bloggers. However, he has been doing these live-tweeting sessions for the past three [...]
By Dominic Jones on December 11, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will meet on December 17 to decide whether to make eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) mandatory for public company financial statement information. The move has been widely anticipated following the publication of a rule proposal in May. It was thought by some in the XBRL community that the [...]
By Dominic Jones on December 3, 2008
BACK in October, we broke the story about the flood of new unsponsored American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) being created without company consent by US banks that are exploiting new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules designed to make the US markets more attractive to foreign companies. At the time of our initial post, almost 500 [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 11, 2008
UPDATE: SEC spokesman John Heine sent me three emails in response to this article along with additional materials related to the SEC’s own trademark application. A US Patent and Trademark Office document (PDF 228 KB, 12 pages) forwarded to me by Heine says: “The Office records have been searched and there are no similar registered [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 9, 2008
IN PART one of this review, I mentioned that the US National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI’s) executive alert on investor relations websites includes a list of 14 Do’s and Don’ts for IR departments to follow. In this post, I review each of the guidelines and explain why I think they’re either good or bad. The [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 8, 2008
THE US National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) has issued a 5-page briefing on investor relations website practices based on a review they did of the largest 100 US companies’ sites. On one level I can’t help but applaud the guidelines because they are long overdue. Investor relations websites have been around for more than 10 [...]
By Dominic Jones on August 25, 2008
AS THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) considers new rules to require companies to begin filing their documents in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), it has been having trouble finding software experts who can help make those filings usable to investors. The commission put out a pressing call in June for contractors to help [...]