Tag: 10-Ks

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Are there secrets in SEC filings?
July 16, 2012—Over the past few days, it seems as if footnoted has picked up a bit of competition from enterprising journalists discovering the vast amount of stuff contained in SEC filings. We refer, of course, to the various articles about Mitt Romney, the ...

Banks embrace the scrutiny meme
March 2, 2012—One of the things that we love to look for as we're reading as many filings as we do are common themes or memes, which as Wikipedia notes are regarded as "cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and ...

Netflix talks about repairing its brand…
February 13, 2012—Regular readers of footnoted know that we often joke about the Friday night dump -- that 90 minute window on Friday evenings between the time that markets close and the time that the SEC stops accepting all but insider-trading related filings at ...

On Buffett and reading the filings…
May 3, 2011—We're still recovering from South by Southwest so we didn't make it to Omaha this past weekend for Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) annual meeting. But several footnoted readers who were there have pinged us over the past few days about some ...

WikiLeaks fears at Ebay…
January 31, 2011—In case there was any doubt, it's now official: WikiLeaks has planted itself firmly in the corporate zeitgeist, in the form of a prominent mention in the 10-K that Ebay (EBAY) filed late on Friday afternoon. Technically, ...

Starbucks catches the “oopsies,” too…
November 30, 2010—Are the "oopsies" contagious? We just found signs that Starbucks (SBUX) may be suffering from the same affliction as Raymond James Financial (RJF), which disclosed last week in an amended 10-K that it forgot to disclose a loan for $1 ...

Some pre-Thanksgiving turkey from Tyson…
November 24, 2010—Thanksgiving may not be until tomorrow, but we found a heaping helping of turkey attached to the 10-K that Tyson Foods (TSN) filed on Monday. Don Tyson -- yes that Don Tyson who five years ago had to settle with ...

Wrapping up Costco’s options case…
October 25, 2010—Best Buy (BBY) filed its proxy earlier today and one of the more interesting things disclosed in the long list of related party transactions was the company's growing relationship with McDonald's (MCD), where Best Buy director Matthew Paull is CFO. Two years ago, the two companies entered into a co-marketing arrangement as part of ...

Comverse files a 10-K for the ages …
October 6, 2010—Remember Comverse Technology (CMVT), the billing-software company that became a poster-child for stock-options back-dating? It's the one whose former CEO fled to Namibia and has managed not to be extradited to the U.S. Well, on ...

Extra froth in small cap land…
October 4, 2010—We don't spend a lot of time tracking small cap stocks. But we couldn't help but notice an interesting dichotomy that popped up last week. Last Tuesday, Hyperdynamics (HDY) saw its stock jump 25% in one day, making it onto those lists ...