Latest Research & Analysis

21-Aug-2014 - The Probes Reporter™ Watch List tracks those companies involved in undisclosed SEC investigative activity.  Names are added to and removed from this list frequently based on responses we received to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests we file with the SEC. ...

13-Aug-2014 - Kinder Morgan is in the news this week for its plans to abandon its MLP structure to become the 4th biggest US energy company.  Missing from the announcement were disclosures that would explain what's behind those confirmed undisclosed SEC investigations we found earlier this...

8-Aug-2014 - With a lengthy formal SEC investigation in the background, and an annual filing expected next month, New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) has a history worth reviewing. The risk is that at some point the company will provide a significant update that will surprise...

4-Aug-2014 - Last week RPM International (RPM) disclosed it is under investigation by the SEC.  This was not news to us.  We have been tracking undisclosed SEC investigative activity on the company dating back to Aug-2012.  We review the pertinent facts, our research history, and...

30-Jul-2014 - On 18-July-2014 we published a Watch List update that included Avis Budget Group (CAR) as having a possible undisclosed SEC investigation. This is incorrect. In a letter dated 22-Jul-2014 and received by us today, the SEC had informed us of the error and stated that they have no...

30-Jul-2014 - In response to administrative appeals we filed, the SEC recently confirmed on-going enforcement proceedings for each company appearing in today’s update.  Our research shows they remain undisclosed.We previously alerted readers to the risk of a “Possible Undisclosed...

29-Jul-2014 - In those instances noted below the SEC cited the "law enforcement exemption" of the FOIA as basis to block our access to the detailed records on the public companies included in this update.  As a matter of law, they are acknowledging some sort of investigative...

25-Jul-2014 - Based on new information received this week, Amazon's status on our Watch List is now, "Confirmed Undisclosed SEC Investigation".  It was previously on our Watch List as a "Possible Undisclosed SEC Investigation".   In a research note dated 10-...

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