Unstructured Finance

EA Sports looking to score with new toy lines

September 30, 2009

easports12If you want your football or baseball to cheer for you after a great play, EA Sports has just the toys for you.

Check Out Line: Sales fall again

July 9, 2009

Check out the generally dismal sales in June, sprinkled with drops of hope.

rainy-us-openThe rain that hampered play at last month’s U.S. Open golf championship also pressured the retail industry.

Check Out Line: At least Ackman outpolled most of his slate …

June 19, 2009

ackman1Check out the final tally from the contentious Target Corp annual meeting.

William Ackman had already lost the battle to seat his slate of director nominees on the Target board last month, but the retailer released the final vote totals and the activist shareholder came up far short in trying to win investor support, garnering 19 percent of the votes cast.  That topped the tally for three of his other four nominees.

Target investors shoot down Ackman

May 28, 2009


When an activist investor comes to town, it appears that Target security goes on high alert.

Check Out Line: The Thrilla in Waukesha

May 28, 2009

target1Check out the proxy battle royale going on at Target’s annual meeting in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Check Out Line: Ackman pledges to keep Target

May 26, 2009

DEALS/Lest anybody accuse Pershing Square Capital Management of running a proxy battle at Target Corp for a quick return, its head William Ackman pledged to keep his stake in the retailer for the greater of five years or the duration of his tenure on Target’s board, if he gets elected.

Want that hot new video game? Make a reservation

April 16, 2009

indianaShoppers eager to secure a copy of the hottest new video game can soon walk into a Target store and pay $1 to reserve a copy ahead of its release.

Check Out Line: Weak economy keeps socking it to retailers

November 17, 2008

Check out the lower expectations in the retail world.

Discount retailer Target Corp rang up its fifth consecutive lower quarterly profit, suspended almost all of its share buyback program and cut capital spending plans as cash-strapped consumers shifted away from its trendy merchandise to staples like food and toiletries.

The bodegas are coming! The bodegas are coming!

September 9, 2008

tgtbodegaoutside2.JPGThe drink cooler is lined with linens. The fridge is stocked with jeans. The soup cans don designer labels.