[credit provider=”FactsAboutHerbalife.com”] By Lev JanashviliHerbalife’s battle with its detractors is heating up. The consumer products company (NYSE: HLF) has lost about 60 per cent of its market value since April of 2012. Short interest in the stock, a gauge of investor pessimism, has increased by more than 500 per cent […]
[credit provider=”Alpha Natural Resources” url=”http://alnr.client.shareholder.com/”] Recent cash tender offer results at coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR) sparked the attention of GMI Ratings. On September 27, the company issued new debt, offering up $500 million in senior notes backed by Alpha subsidiaries and priced at an interest rate of 9.75%. The interest […]
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[credit provider=”Getty Images/Mario Tama”] Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)’s embattled former CEO Andrea Jung said she’ll step down as board chairman on December 31. The beauty company has taken several such moves toward restoring its credibility in recent months, and now has stronger corporate governance.While serving as both chairman and CEO, […]
[credit provider=”rjstyles on www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjstyles69/4390480902/”] Looking at a balance sheet only gets you so far.These days many investors are recognising the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, which includes things like oil spills, lawsuits, and corporate instability. This is broadly known as sustainable investing.
[credit provider=”Gazprom” url=”http://www.gazprom.com/f/posts/55/253742/zapolar-panorama-den.jpg”] After the European Commission announced an antitrust investigation into OAO Gazprom, a Russian government minister denounced pressure on the gas giant as driven by “political factors,” the Wall Street Journal said. Politics aside, a close look at how managers supervise Gazprom reveals its high risk of corruption.The […]