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May 30, 2014
06:29 EDTWMTWal-Mart: ISS 'misconstrues the nature of our executive compensation program'
Wal-Mart said in a filing "Independent proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC agreed with the Board and recommended a vote FOR Proposal No. 3. Institutional Shareholder Services, another proxy advisory firm, has recommended a vote AGAINST this proposal. We believe that ISS’s analysis misconstrues the nature and operation of Walmart’s executive compensation program. We believe ISS’s recommendations are incorrect and inconsistent with prior years’ analyses. The primary difference this year appears to be the submission of a letter, dated May 19, 2014, from CtW Investment Group, which contains a number of misrepresentations and intentionally misconstrues our executive compensation program. CtW is a union-affiliated group that has a long and consistent track record of opposing Walmart, with its sole motive being to undermine the company in an attempt to organize Walmart’s associates. As ISS acknowledges in its report, ISS’s own quantitative analysis shows that Walmart’s executive pay is of 'low concern,' with executive pay aligned with performance, and that Walmart’s CEO pay is low relative to the median of its peers. As described in our proxy statement, Walmart’s executive compensation program emphasizes performance and is intended to closely align the interests of our Named Executive Officers with the interests of our shareholders. The Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee regularly reviews our executive compensation program to ensure that compensation is closely tied to aspects of our company’s performance that our Executive Officers can impact and that are likely to have an impact on shareholder value."
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January 21, 2015
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10:01 EDTWMTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:52 EDTWMTWal-Mart downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley downgraded Wal-Mart to Equal Weight citing balanced risk/reward and lack of margin growth due to potential re-investments.
January 20, 2015
13:01 EDTWMTWal-Mart launches cash pickup option for tax refunds
As Americans begin to file their tax returns, Walmart (WMT) announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind service that allows consumers to “skip the check” and pick up their tax refunds in cash. Walmart Direct2Cash is available nationwide starting today and will help customers save time and money when compared to traditional tax refund options. Walmart is working with Tax Products Group, a Green Dot Company (GDOT), and Republic Bank & Trust Company, member FDIC, two providers of tax-related financial products and services, to provide Walmart Direct2Cash as an option to millions of customers. The more than 25,000 tax preparation locations using software with the Walmart Direct2Cash option may provide this service for no additional fee or charge a maximum of $7 at the time of filing. Walmart does not charge customers a fee when refunds are claimed in a store.
09:44 EDTWMTSupreme Court denies appeal of 'swipe fee' ruling, Reuters reports
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