Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

Overstock.com

I have, for the most part, avoided the Overstock.com controversy. Herb Greenberg and Jeff Matthews have done yeoman’s work  on this story over the years, and my input seemed uneccessary.

Now, with the SEC dropping their investigation of the "Sith Lords," and the company again  issuing disappointing sales and earnings, I have one simple question: Who owns this stock, and why?

Overstock shareholders must be 1st rate fools happy to own a 2nd rate internet retailer managed by a 3rd rate CEO whose 4th quarter numbers were awful (400-bps gross margin miss and a 100% negative variance on EPS?), and for the 5th consecutive Q missed the prior sunny forecasts we can expect to be missed for a 6th time in May.

Enough already!

There are 9,000 publicly traded companies out there; Why does anyone even bother with this POS?

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Homebuilders: Earnings & Prices

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Investing, Markets, Real Estate

Goldman Sells GSCI to S&P

Category: Commodities, Corporate Management, Index/ETFs

Insider Selling

Category: Corporate Management, Investing, Markets, Psychology

A Merry Corporate Christmas

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Economy, Politics

RIAA: More full of S#@$ than ever before

Category: Corporate Management, Music

Backdating Options Scorecard

Here’s a nice free feature courtesy of the online WSJ.com:  They posted an updated look at more than 120 companies that have come under scrutiny for past stock-option grants. Note: This list contains companies that have disclosed government probes, misdated options, restatements and/or executive departures. Some companies that have undertaken or disclosed internal probes but…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Options

IBM Suing Amazon over Patents

Category: Corporate Management, Intellectual Property, Technology, Web/Tech

We’re # 2!

Category: Corporate Management, Retail, Web/Tech

Google Buys YouTube — for Free

Category: Corporate Management, Markets, Technology