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Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

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WEX Exemplifies Accounting Challenges that Accompany Mergers


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WEX Inc (WEX) is a company, headquartered in Maine, that provides payment solutions. Over the years they have grown and expanded the number of services that they offer by going on a acquisition/merger spree. They have engaged in at least one merger or acquisition every year since 2015, and they accelerated this trend in 2019 with four mergers or acquisitions.

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SEC Comment Letters and Accounting Problems Plague Contura Energy, Inc. “CTRA”


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CTRA is a company that mines and processes coal before selling it to powerplants and steel producers. 2020 has brought some unexpected challenges for all energy producing companies, as demand has fallen sharply. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, demand for coal is down 37% from last year. But CTRA is not merely struggling with the fallout of the pandemic, there recent disclosures have raised a bevy of red flags related to their accounting and internal controls.

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The Party is Over at “CRON”


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When CRON restated the third quarter results for 2019, it attributed the restatement to “accounting errors.” Accounting errors? No kidding! Over a quarter of the company’s supposed revenue went up in smoke.

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Slacker Standards: SEC Exempts Even More Companies From 404(b)


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There is scant evidence that 404(b) is scaring companies away from the public marketplace, but there is evidence that the sort of companies that just got an exception from 404(b) were the ones who needed it most.

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Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


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In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

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America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


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Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

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America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


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You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

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Total articles: 56(page 1 of 8 with 7 articles)
Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

Articles

Articles

WEX Exemplifies Accounting Challenges that Accompany Mergers


Posted on

WEX Inc (WEX) is a company, headquartered in Maine, that provides payment solutions. Over the years they have grown and expanded the number of services that they offer by going on a acquisition/merger spree. They have engaged in at least one merger or acquisition every year since 2015, and they accelerated this trend in 2019 with four mergers or acquisitions.

Posted in

SEC Comment Letters and Accounting Problems Plague Contura Energy, Inc. “CTRA”


Posted on

CTRA is a company that mines and processes coal before selling it to powerplants and steel producers. 2020 has brought some unexpected challenges for all energy producing companies, as demand has fallen sharply. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, demand for coal is down 37% from last year. But CTRA is not merely struggling with the fallout of the pandemic, there recent disclosures have raised a bevy of red flags related to their accounting and internal controls.

Posted in

The Party is Over at “CRON”


Posted on

When CRON restated the third quarter results for 2019, it attributed the restatement to “accounting errors.” Accounting errors? No kidding! Over a quarter of the company’s supposed revenue went up in smoke.

Posted in

Slacker Standards: SEC Exempts Even More Companies From 404(b)


Posted on

There is scant evidence that 404(b) is scaring companies away from the public marketplace, but there is evidence that the sort of companies that just got an exception from 404(b) were the ones who needed it most.

Posted in

Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


Posted on

In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


Posted on

Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


Posted on

You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

Posted in
Total articles: 56(page 1 of 8 with 7 articles)
Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

Articles

Articles

WEX Exemplifies Accounting Challenges that Accompany Mergers


Posted on

WEX Inc (WEX) is a company, headquartered in Maine, that provides payment solutions. Over the years they have grown and expanded the number of services that they offer by going on a acquisition/merger spree. They have engaged in at least one merger or acquisition every year since 2015, and they accelerated this trend in 2019 with four mergers or acquisitions.

Posted in

SEC Comment Letters and Accounting Problems Plague Contura Energy, Inc. “CTRA”


Posted on

CTRA is a company that mines and processes coal before selling it to powerplants and steel producers. 2020 has brought some unexpected challenges for all energy producing companies, as demand has fallen sharply. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, demand for coal is down 37% from last year. But CTRA is not merely struggling with the fallout of the pandemic, there recent disclosures have raised a bevy of red flags related to their accounting and internal controls.

Posted in

The Party is Over at “CRON”


Posted on

When CRON restated the third quarter results for 2019, it attributed the restatement to “accounting errors.” Accounting errors? No kidding! Over a quarter of the company’s supposed revenue went up in smoke.

Posted in

Slacker Standards: SEC Exempts Even More Companies From 404(b)


Posted on

There is scant evidence that 404(b) is scaring companies away from the public marketplace, but there is evidence that the sort of companies that just got an exception from 404(b) were the ones who needed it most.

Posted in

Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


Posted on

In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


Posted on

Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


Posted on

You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

Posted in
Total articles: 56(page 1 of 8 with 7 articles)
Watchdog Transparency Blog

Watchdog Transparency Blog

In our Blog we take a critical look at public company disclosures and focus on issues surrounding transparency, reliability and accuracy. It you are looking for cheerleading, you have come to the wrong place. We rely on information from the best sources available to gain insight into companies and make predictions about what will happen in the future. Nothing in business is certain, so sometimes we will be wrong, but we will always be an independent voice telling you the truth as we see it. We offer Retail Investors our Research Reports for Free.

Articles

Articles

WEX Exemplifies Accounting Challenges that Accompany Mergers


Posted on

WEX Inc (WEX) is a company, headquartered in Maine, that provides payment solutions. Over the years they have grown and expanded the number of services that they offer by going on a acquisition/merger spree. They have engaged in at least one merger or acquisition every year since 2015, and they accelerated this trend in 2019 with four mergers or acquisitions.

Posted in

SEC Comment Letters and Accounting Problems Plague Contura Energy, Inc. “CTRA”


Posted on

CTRA is a company that mines and processes coal before selling it to powerplants and steel producers. 2020 has brought some unexpected challenges for all energy producing companies, as demand has fallen sharply. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, demand for coal is down 37% from last year. But CTRA is not merely struggling with the fallout of the pandemic, there recent disclosures have raised a bevy of red flags related to their accounting and internal controls.

Posted in

The Party is Over at “CRON”


Posted on

When CRON restated the third quarter results for 2019, it attributed the restatement to “accounting errors.” Accounting errors? No kidding! Over a quarter of the company’s supposed revenue went up in smoke.

Posted in

Slacker Standards: SEC Exempts Even More Companies From 404(b)


Posted on

There is scant evidence that 404(b) is scaring companies away from the public marketplace, but there is evidence that the sort of companies that just got an exception from 404(b) were the ones who needed it most.

Posted in

Watchdog Spotlight on HF Food Group “HFFG”


Posted on

In March HFFG was accused of siphoning off investors money to buy a stable of super-cars, but their problems started well before those allegations.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Underwriting Shmunderwriting


Posted on

Before a company offers its stock to the public in an IPO, it is supposed to undergo an extensive vetting process. Part of this process is called underwriting, and it involves having investment banks act as intermediaries between the company and the public. The investment bankers conduct a substantial factual investigation of the company and its prospectus so that it can accurately price the stock.

Posted in

America Runs From Luckin: Insider Trading and Stock Pledging


Posted on

You might think that foreign companies would be held to the same standards as U.S. companies, but that is not true, not at all.

Posted in
Total articles: 56(page 1 of 8 with 7 articles)

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