• Corporate Board Diversity Benefits Companies and Stakeholders0

    Text size It is in the best interest of shareholders for companies to evaluate their board composition regularly, establish policies and processes to ensure board diversity, and disclose the composition of their boards of directors, write Michael Frerichs and John W. Rogers, Jr. Dreamstime About the authors: Michael Frerichs is the Illinois state treasurer. John

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  • Northrop Grumman and 5 More Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week0

    Text size Northrop Grumman said it would raise its stock dividend. Courtesy of Northrop Grumman American Tower , Chubb , and Northrop Grumman were among the U.S. companies this week that announced plans to boost their dividends. American Tower (ticker: AMT) declared a quarterly distribution of $1.43 a share, up from $1.40, for an increase

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  • 3 Off-Price Retailers That Look Like Bargains in the Stock Market’s Wreckage0

    T.J. Maxx’s parent TJX reported earnings that were above Wall Street expectations. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Text size Two of the three major off-price retailers posted quarterly earnings this week, with dramatically different results. That leaves Burlington Stores , which reports May 26. There are three key factors that could determine how Burlington’s stock reacts. In

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