Auch das noch! Einer Business Wire Meldung zu Folge gibt es einen Verdacht auf Insider-Trading beim Kaffeehandel. Hier der Originalauszug aus der Meldung:

“SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP announced it is investigating allegations of potential securities fraud made against Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!gmcr/quotes/nls/gmcr (GMCR 28.41, -1.16, -3.92%) in U.S. District Court in Vermont on behalf of purchasers of the Company’s common stock between July 28, 2010 and September 28, 2010.

Hagens Berman is also looking into the facts surrounding the September 28th announcement by Green Mountain regarding an inquiry by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into admitted accounting irregularities.

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law in July, the SEC can award between 10 percent and 30 percent of any monetary sanctions of more than $1 million to whistleblowers who provide “original information” leading to a successful SEC enforcement.

Whistleblowers may remain anonymous by working through a private attorney in conveying the information to the SEC. Under the new law, whistleblowers are also granted expanded rights and protections against employer retaliation when disclosing information of corporate wrongdoing to the SEC.

Hagens Berman’s investigation is focused, among other things, on the reasons behind recent revenue recognition practices, the relationship between Green Mountain and its fulfillment vendors, including M Block & Sons Inc. (which accounted for 51 percent of the Company’s accounts receivable last year) and the possibility that channel stuffing may have hidden slowing growth. The investigation goes back to 2007 when management admits that its accounting irregularities arose.

Following the announcement of the accounting irregularities and the SEC inquiry, shares of the Company declined in after-hours trading by more than 15 percent — from a close of more than $37 per share to a low of $27.47 per share.

Details of the investigation can be found at http://www.hbsslaw.com/cases-and-investigations/GMCR.” …

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