Tyranny of market expectations

Further to Analysts Getting it Wrong, a set of McKQ articles explain that just meeting investor expectations does nothing to the share price or, therefore, to total shareholder returns. Executives get on a relentless treadmill with every surprise performance requiring still another to boost TSR. It is troubling, then to see one quoted company Strategic Plan start with ‘Our aim is constantly to exceed shareholder expectations‘, which of course is impossible.

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