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Strategies & Market Trends
Option Granting Practices and exploits
An SI Board Since June 2006
Posts SubjectMarks Bans Symbol SI Sentiment
165 8 0 AAPL ★★★ (Hold)
Emcee:  RockyBalboa Type:  Unmoderated
Options grants to employees as a means to provide them with the benefits of additional upside of the company stock should help align the employee targets better with the interests of stockholders. So far the theory.

But, and particular in 2006 it comes to the attention of the investing public that listed companies often grant options exceptionally well timed which as some people suggest simply circumvents insider trading.

The market reacts negatively to such announcements so it seems that undiscovered but dubious option grants can be used to trade on disclosure. Lets try this.

So far a few companies have announced inquiries with option grants. Shareholders of high flying Rambus and Apple are victims of prominent companies...

According to the cockroach theory which I subscribe to, again and with the ascent of a stealth bear market there are many more companies with unresearched option grant problems. Let's find a few, but also lets look at the cases made public.
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165Looting by options granting was Off topic in the press for some time now as everRockyBalboa-7/13/2008
164Thanks for the reminder; perhaps the time is right. (in my opintion it depends oRockyBalboa-7/12/2008
163<b>So the iPhone Has Problems. What About the Stock Options?</b> JuGlenn Petersen-7/12/2008
162Broadcom exec pleads guilty to lying to SEC Monday June 23, 10:26 pm ET By GillRockyBalboa-6/24/2008
161In Tennis they would say "time". In tech stocks they say what? BackdaRockyBalboa-1/19/2008
160<b>First Backdating Conviction Brings Prison Term and $15 Million Fine<Glenn Petersen-1/16/2008
159BEAS System receives inadequate offer, delinquency and options mishap diminish sRockyBalboa-10/12/2007
158no Glenn, its because nobody actually lost money due to stock options backdatingLizzie Tudor-9/18/2007
157blogger talks about the DOJ lying in the Reyes case.......... <I> I was rLizzie Tudor-9/18/2007
156except the prosecutors lied to get their conviction. Justice? Lying is uncool Lizzie Tudor-9/18/2007
155come on one billion non cash expense is not the same as one billion dollars.... Lizzie Tudor-9/18/2007
154Come on it is ridiculous to prosecute these "little people" like that Lizzie Tudor-9/18/2007
153Hi I didn't know you set up this thread! My whole office is consumed/distreLizzie Tudor-9/18/2007
152<b>SEC Charges Former General Counsel of KLA-Tencor And Juniper Networks FGlenn Petersen-8/29/2007
151SNIC Sonic Releases 2Q Revenue Guidance Thursday August 23, 5:22 pm ET Sonic RockyBalboa-8/24/2007
150Justice in the U.S. can move very slowly. The DOD is still prosecuting Enron relGlenn Petersen-8/7/2007
149Very nice find... finally, someone woke up. Perhaps it simply takes its time.RockyBalboa-8/7/2007
148A big win for the DOD: <b>Conviction in Brocade Options Trial</b> Glenn Petersen-8/7/2007
147<i>“This is the case which will establish what is securities fraud in optiGlenn Petersen-6/19/2007
146<i>For all the vehement criticism of backdating, the fines largely reflectGlenn Petersen-6/8/2007
145William Sorin becomes the first corporate officer to be sentenced to jail in theGlenn Petersen-5/14/2007
144<b>Apple’s Jobs ‘was warned’ on options</b> By Kevin Allison and RiGlenn Petersen-4/24/2007
143Options Sleuth's Own Slip In Backdating Probes, Navigant Consulting's WDoc Bones-3/30/2007
142A shareholder revolt at Take Two Interactive: <b>Disgruntled ShareholdersGlenn Petersen-3/29/2007
141<b>DELL Dell Delays Filing 10-K Statement Thursday March 29, 4:29 pm ET RockyBalboa-3/29/2007
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