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Gadfly

A nickname for a "professional" securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings and asks senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.

Gadfly

A slightly derogatory term for a shareholder who attends annual meetings of shareholders and asks the executives difficult questions. That is, the gadfly may question executive pay, ask why a dividend was not larger when it could have been, and may also generally point out issues about which other shareholders may not be aware. Obviously, many executives do not like the presence of gadflies, though shareholders may find them useful.
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Despite his prominence, therefore, he'll never be more than a gadfly. But his buzzing is almost always provocative.
A state official who knows the city well says he thinks Bartimole has been a useful gadfly to Cleveland.
Despite singles from Mark Pont and Tam Jones, Wallasey Village were eliminated after Peggy Gadfly's hit back through Lee Grimsley (2), Andy Spearing and Mike Fitch as the visitors posted a 4-2 result.
Parkview Social had three points to spare in winning the Division Two title despite losing 2-1 at Peggy Gadfly's in their final game of the season.
Swinging Arm won 4-2 at third placed Peggy Gadfly's with doubles from Steve Brennan and Mike McGrath as goals fromRalph Harrison and Alex Ramsay helped Imperial to a 2-1 decision over Ravenscroft while an effort from Adam Dennis saw Tranmere Vics win by the same score against Bromborough.
DIVISION TWO leaders Peggy Gadfly's clinched their passage to the Wirral Sunday League's Martin Caulfield Junior Cup semi-finals as doubles from Robbie Langton and Chase Kerwan allied to a Paul Williams effort sparked a comfortable 5-1 victory over Orchard FC.
In Division Two Plough beat Orchard after brothers Kenny (2) and John Holland scored to seal an overdue 3-2 verdict and Peggy Gadfly's overcame Ravenscroft 3-0.
PEGGY GADFLY'S assumed pole position in the Wirral Sunday League''s Division Two title race after romping home 8-1 against Tranmere Victoria.
In division two, Neston's Andy Johnson laid on three goals in his side's 6-1 rout of Imperial as Lee Moores (3), Colin Atherton (2) and Sean Anderson reaped the benefits while Peggy Gadfly's beat Orchard 7-0 with Paul Williams (3), Greg Nixon (2), Robbie Langton and Jason Stenhouse on target.
Kent FC blitzed Peggy Gadfly's 10-2 as Thomas Alley (3) and James Brown (2) contributed, while a solitary strike from John Morrell saw Parkview Social beat Swinging Arm as Sportsman's Victoria sent Towers toppling with Gareth Thomas and Jamie Whittaker on target in the 2-0 success.
In Division One Mike and Philly Owen were joined on the scoresheet by Davie Skillen as Prenton Park ran out 3-0 winners at Tixalls and Wirral Health capitulated 5-3 at Peggy Gadfly's as Greg Nixon, Jason Stenhouse, Liam McLoughlin, Andy Spearing and Paul Williams scored for the New Brighton side.
In Division Two Paul Fleckner and Jim Roberts were respective scorers in Lord Raglan's 1-1 finish with Bromborough and Peggy Gadfly's moved into third after doubles from Paul Williams and Dave Hickman sparked a 6-1 demolition of Neston.