Disclaimer: These are excerpts from student assignments conducted as part of a Corporate Finance class. The opinions represented do not necessarily agree with mine. I do not vouch for the quality of the recommendations or the accuracy of the numbers. Follow the recommendations on your own risk.

Students recommend increasing debt to finance investments. Leverage decreased a lot recently, room for more

Dividend growth up, reflecting the strong recent bottom line performance

Stock prices reacted massively to Brexit vote, 34% fall on next day and not recovered since

Students recommend voting for proposed directors: experienced professional and independent

Proposal Excerpt of Student Recommendations
For Against
(2)director election
  • Experience, professional, independent and good age mix
  • Dividend growth up, reflecting the good recent performance
(4)Authorization of share repurchases
  • Stock price decreased a lot from 2016 to 2017, possibly shares undervalued

Link to proxy statement: