Patrick Kennedy

Reporter | Business, Research
Phone: 612-673-7926
Patrick Kennedy, reporter and researcher, produces the annual Star Tribune 100 ranking of Minnesota’s biggest companies; the CEO compensation package and the Nonprofit 100 as well as the Quarterly Deals and Quarterly Money Managers reports.

Recent content from Patrick Kennedy

Patterson Cos. results flat, but execs see silver lining

Executives believe there’s pent-up demand among dentists, so it raised its full-year earnings guidance.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 09:08 PM

St. Jude acquires Swiss developer of force-sensing technology

St. Jude will pay $170 million for Endosense and could pay more if performance targets are met.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Medafor of Brooklyn Center is sold to unit of C.R. Bard

After fighting off a hostile bid in 2010, Medafor’s owners will get $200 million, plus incentives that could add another...

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 08:20 PM

Say on executive pay: Thumbs up -- or thumb in the eye

Shareholders’ ‘say-on-pay’ votes on executive compensation are capturing the attention of corporate boards.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 06:20 AM

Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

Minnesota’s top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 09:46 AM

A fine first half for Minnesota stocks

Despite the recent market sell-off sparked by the Federal Reserve’s plans to maybe throttle back on easy money, the first half of 2013 was a strong one for most of Minnesota’s biggest public companies.

Updated: June 30, 2013, - 07:16 PM

Obituary: Gail Heil was a lover of old-time music

Gail Heil taught countless people her love for traditional music as a teacher, performer and festival organizer.Heil taught fiddle, banjo...

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 03:16 PM

Schulze plans billion-dollar foundation on research, education

The founder of Best Buy and its single-largest shareholder plans to gradually expand the size of his $100 million family foundation in hopes of “meaningful, transformational change.”

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Healthier companies provide superior results

Why a virtual portfolio of 42 Top Workplaces companies is outperforming the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

Updated: June 16, 2013, - 06:51 AM

What analysts are saying

New Dental CoverageWells Fargo analyst Jamie Stockton initiated coverage on Patterson Cos. Thursday with a rating of ‘‘Market Perform’’ (or...

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 02:52 PM

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