June 1, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which research analyst Cat Baab-Muguira and industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics from across the investing world.
Despite the bribery scandal in its Mexican operations, Dow heavyweight Wal-Mart is trading near a 52-week high, and the stock has actually outperformed the larger Dow index by some 15% in May. But the bigger news story may be emerging today, when Wal-Mart shareholders (plus Aerosmith and Cheap Trick) meet in Arkansas for the annual shareholders meeting. In fact, Wal-Mart's board of directors may just find themselves voted out, as large pension funds target board members implicated in the bribery scandal.
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