Tag: 10Qs

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Dialing for dollars carries some risks…
January 27, 2012—While digging through Discover Financial Services' (DFS) 10-K yesterday, we noticed an interesting disclosure about a class action lawsuit filed against the company last November in federal court in California's Northern District. It seems that one of Discover's card holders ...

UPS says healthcare rules no biggie…
August 17, 2010—You may remember back in March, shortly after the health care reform legislation was passed, that a small company called AT&T (T) made a big splash by announcing plans to take a $1 billion charge to cover the cost of the ...

Knight Capital exec leaves, sort of…
August 12, 2010—Just over two years ago, in May, 2008, Knight Capital Group, Inc. (KCG) acquired Libertas Holdings, LLC, described in this 8-K as —a leading boutique institutional fixed income brokerage firm. In addition to acquiring a firm, Knight brought in Libertas— founder ...

The scoop on Kraft’s coffee price fixing woes…
August 10, 2010—One benefit from reading SEC filings is that they allow us to distill some of the details about matters that have previously only been reported in a general way. A good example comes from the 10-Q that Kraft Foods, Inc. (KFT) filed ...

FootnotedPro: Long-term risks to bank income
July 2, 2010—The slow season for filings is a mixed blessing: It lets us spend a little more time with the filings that do come in. But at the same time, there's less in the way of clear-cut, compelling material for FootnotedPro, our subscription service for professional investors. So we took the opportunity to go back and […]

Williams Sonoma’s recipe for an upscale retirement…
June 15, 2010—With Father's Day less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to see what's cookin' at Williams Sonoma (WSM). This has been a better year so far for the company, with the stock trading about 34 ...

The Cost of __£Cool__ã at Quiksilver__»
June 10, 2010—According to pro surfer Kelly Slater's website, he's the —greatest surfer of all time. Of course, we're in no position to disagree: He's won 9 world titles and dozens of competitions. He surfs with Cameron Diaz, for Pete's sake. ...

Keeping an eye on environmental disclosures…
June 9, 2010—Although we're all watching the ghastly oil spill in the Gulf, other companies have been dealing with their own environmental issues. Thankfully, they're on a smaller scale, but they may still interest the companies— shareholders. First, The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe ...

The sweetheart deals continue unabashed at Pilgrim’s Pride…
May 14, 2010—One might think -- OK, perhaps hope -- that after going through the grind of bankruptcy and emerging relatively unscathed, that the executives at a particular company might feel a wee bit chastened, perhaps even cautious about how things could look to others. But ...

Universal Display Corp.s 3-Plus Million Dollar Men__»
May 12, 2010—Those of us of a certain age may remember the old 1970s television show called —The Six Million Dollar Man. The title character in the show, Steve Austin, was a bionic man, and suffice it to say that he ...