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

Arctic Cat posts 130 percent jump in annual net income

The largest introduction of new snowmobile models in Arctic Cat's history plus strong sales of side-by-side all terrain vehicles helped Arctic Cat exceed analysts expectations for yearly sales and earnings.

Updated: May 15, 2012, - 10:56 AM

Valspar reports strong quarter, raises guidance for year

Paint and coatings maker Valspar Corp. laid down a strong second quarter and is raising its guidance for the remainder of the year. The Minneapolis-based company's second-quarter earnings rose 35.9 percent to $76.5 million or 83 cents per share while sales rose 4 percent to $1.03 billion

Updated: May 15, 2012, - 09:37 AM

Minnesota companies on the move in Fortune 500

Nineteen Minnesota companies kept their spots in the Forbes Fortune 500, but only one - UnitedHealth Group - held steady.

Updated: May 08, 2012, - 02:55 PM

Confident Minnesota companies perform despite turbulence

In 2011, many of the state's biggest publicly held firms saw improvements, and did more hiring.

Updated: May 06, 2012, - 08:47 AM

Companies willing to spend and hire to gain sales

For the second consecutive year, most executives at Minnesota's biggest public companies say the next 12 months are going to be strong for sales, hiring and capital investment.

Updated: May 06, 2012, - 08:38 AM

First quarter was a swell quarter for deals

Capital markets delivered their strongest first quarter in 5 years as deal activity blossomed.

Updated: April 22, 2012, - 04:16 PM

Best Buy names members of CEO search committee

The Best Buy board of directors confirmed members of the CEO search committee and accepted the resignation of a long-time board member.

Updated: April 20, 2012, - 03:06 PM

Best Buy deals tied to insiders draw scrutiny

Analysts point to business arrangements between retailer and its board members, including founder Richard Schulze.

Updated: April 16, 2012, - 11:42 AM

Best Buy faces threat of S&P credit downgrade

A lowering of the electronics retailer's rating would put it into the "junk" category.

Updated: April 05, 2012, - 09:07 AM

CEO pay watch: Benjamin Fowke III of Xcel Energy

Total compensation: $5,974,445 for the year ended Dec. 31

Updated: March 16, 2012, - 10:15 PM

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