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Shareholder Activism Defenses Protecting Against Activist Shareholders (Webinar Attendee Question)

How does a company protect against activist shareholders?

This question was asked by an attendee during the Proformative webinar "Analytics: The MVP on Your Investor Relations Team" held on January 9, 2013.  Join the discussion and add your insights below.

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Phyllis Proffer
Title: Owner, Investor Relations Counselor
Company: The Heights Company, LLC
(Owner, Investor Relations Counselor, The Heights Company, LLC) |

The best protection combines strong financial performance and a clearly articulated strategy to pursue future business prospects. The activities discussed in the webinar, Analytics: The MVP on your IR Team, and the paper I published, Applying Analytics to Investor Relations; will help companies be less vulnerable. Both are available on Proformative. Developing an IR plan with measurable objectives and monitoring your progress include: clearly articulating the company’s investment characteristics and prospects for growth; analyzing the shareholder mix and regularly monitoring changes in shareholder ownership, engaging with shareholders on a regular and consistent basis; creating sound, comprehensive, timely communications; establishing feedback mechanisms and monitoring shareholder perceptions; and understanding and regularly monitoring the trading activity of your stock will help protect the company. More complete information was presented in the webinar and paper.


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