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    1. Cigna's Use of Adjusted Revenue in Quarterly Earnings Does Not Conform with SEC Rules, Experts Say

      Cigna's Use of Adjusted Revenue in Quarterly Earnings Does Not Conform with SEC Rules, Experts Say

      Cigna Corp.’s use of adjusted revenue in its quarterly earnings does not conform with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s guidelines on how companies are allowed to use nonstandard numbers in their financial reporting, according to experts. The company offered the metric in its recent third-quarter earnings report and provided full-year guidance on that basis. Cigna has been adjusting revenue every quarter for at least the past several years...

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    2. Kohl's Stock Rises on Report an Active Investor Seeks a Sale of the Retailer

      Kohl's Stock Rises on Report an Active Investor Seeks a Sale of the Retailer

      Shares of Kohl’s were rising in premarket trading Monday after a report said an activist investor has urged the department store chain to sell the company or consider a spinoff of its e-commerce business. The Wall Street Journal reported that Engine Capital, a New York-based hedge fund that owns a stake of about 1% in the retailer, wants Kohl’s (ticker: KSS) to examine the two alternatives to improve its lagging stock price...

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    3. Oracle Opposes Glass Lewis Proposals on Board, Compensation

      Oracle Opposes Glass Lewis Proposals on Board, Compensation

      Oracle Corp. said it strongly disagreed with Glass Lewis & Co.’s proposals to vote against the election of Chief Executive Safra Catz, Board Director Vishal Sikka and members of the compensation committee at its annual shareholder meeting on Nov. 10, as well as the proxy adviser’s rejection of advisory approval of the company’s executive compensation plan...

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    4. My Problem With ‘ESG’ Investing

      My Problem With ‘ESG’ Investing

      Socially responsible investing is hotter than a dried out riverbed in August. Pension funds are dumping stocks that go against their environmental, social or governance principles. Now the Biden administration has passed a rule allowing funds in your 401(k) plan to do the same. There has already been a stampede into such so-called “ESG” funds...

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    5. How the ‘S’ in ESG Can and Should Help Low-Wage Workers, According to NYU’s Stern Report

      How the ‘S’ in ESG Can and Should Help Low-Wage Workers, According to NYU’s Stern Report

      As funds focused on environmental, social and governance issues evolve, a new report says investors need to pay more attention to the “S” in ESG, especially how investing decisions impact low-wage workers. When funds consider ESG factors, the criteria they use often focus on easier-to-measure environmental factors (the “E”), but gloss over the social aspects of companies’ practices, according to a New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights report released this week...

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    6. Healthcare Trust Responds to Activist Investor's Urging to Put Itself Up for Sale

      Healthcare Trust Responds to Activist Investor's Urging to Put Itself Up for Sale

      Healthcare Trust of America Inc. [HTA, +2.08%](/investing/stock/HTA?mod=MW_story_quote) said Monday that it regularly reviews its strategic plan and opportunities to enhance shareholder value. "We are open minded and committed to delivering superior returns for all HTA shareholders," the real estate investment trust that owns and operates medical office buildings said in a statement...

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    7. Elliott Management Cuts Stake in SoftBank

      Elliott Management Cuts Stake in SoftBank

      Elliott Management has quietly reduced its position in Masa Son’s SoftBank Group, The Post has confirmed. And the Paul Singer-run hedge fund has made a tidy profit in the process — as much as $500 million, people with knowledge of the matter told The Post. The profit comes even as other investors have likely gotten burned by SoftBank 9984, -4.98% , whose Vision Fund posted an $18 billion loss last year...

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    8. Box Beats Estimates Two Days After Gaining Support From Influential Proxy Advisory Firm

      Box Beats Estimates Two Days After Gaining Support From Influential Proxy Advisory Firm

      Box Inc. reported better-than-expected financial results Wednesday, two days after an influential proxy advisory firm gave it a vote of confidence against an activist investor. The cloud-storage company BOX, -0.89% announced fiscal second-quarter results that beat the top and bottom lines, though shares were down in extended trading...

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    9. Chocolate, Champagne, Wine, Steak, Travel Discounts — Just Some of the Perks of Being a Shareholder

      Chocolate, Champagne, Wine, Steak, Travel Discounts — Just Some of the Perks of Being a Shareholder

      Chocolate, champagne, wine, steak, discounts on hotels and cruises. These are some of the perks companies bestow on shareholders, along with free popcorn and charitable giving opportunities.  While shareholders typically invest for financial returns, a select group of companies have long offered them perks to achieve various goals...

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