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Lanxess is a management holding company, engaged in chemicals enterprise with a portfolio ranging from polymers to industrial, specialty and fine chemicals. Co. has three segments, which comprise 14 business units. Co.'s Performance Polymers segments include five units, Butyl Rubber, Performance Butadiene Rubbers, Keltan Elastomers, High Performance Elastomers, and High Performance Materials. Advanced Intermediates segments include two units, Advanced Industrial Intermediates, and Saltigo. Performance Chemicals segments, include seven units, Material Protection Products, Inorganic Pigments, Functional Chemicals, Leather, Rhein Chemie, Rubber Chemicals, and Liquid Purification Technologies.
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A director at Lanxess AG bought 4,210 shares at 47.492EUR and the significance rating of the trade was 71/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board me...
General: The AGM is to be held in the form of a virtual AGM in accordance with the German Law to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The physical presence of shareholders or their authorised proxies is not possible. The voting rights may therefore be exercised solely by postal vote or by granting authority to the proxies designated by the Company. Item 2: Management and Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of EUR 0.95 per share (increased by 5.56% from EUR 0.90). In view of the recent events relating to COVID-19, ECGS is in favour of postponing decisions on the dividend,...
The general evaluation of LANXESS AG (DE), a company active in the Commodity Chemicals industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date July 3, 2020, the closing price was EUR 47.69 and its potential was estimated at EUR 55.90.
In general, Unilever plc ("Unilever") is in compliance with the UK regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM 1 approval is sought for a unification of Unilever under a single parent company: Unilever plc (i.e. Unilever NV will cease to exist). First of all, ECGS strongly endorses the strategic rationale of the (proposed) unification. It acknowledges the increased strategic flexibility and enhanced corporate governance in terms share structure and applicable regulators. Despite that the unification offers some corporate governanc...
Items 3 and 4: Remuneration report and policy Our concerns regarding the excessive short-term incentive overwhelm the positive features of the Hargreaves Lansdown's remuneration such as acceptable quantum and the payout adequately aligned with performance. We strongly disagree with any remuneration weighted more towards rewarding short-term performance and any LTI awards without performance conditions. Item 21: Amend the Hargreaves Lansdown Sustained Performance Plan 2017 We do not consider the proposed plan conditions satisfactory: ECGS strongly believes that the executive LTI should be su...
In general, Colruyt is compliant with the Belgian regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of an Extraordinary General Meeting. Under ITEM II.3, the board of directors seeks authorisation to increase the Company's share capital to issue shares to its employees. As a matter of principle, ECGS generally favours employee stock ownership plans since such plans help to align the interests of employees with those of their companies. However, since the authority requested is not conform to its guidelines, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOSE. In ECGS' view, ITEMS II.4 - II.8 are enabling r...
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