Investors often overlook SEC filings, and it is the job of the 10Q Detective to dig through businesses’ 8-K and 10-Q SEC filings, looking for financial statement ‘soft spots,'(depreciation policies, warranty reserves, and restructuring charges, etc.)that may materially impact Quality of Earnings.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Ben & Jerry's: Out to Serve and Protect?
Unilever (UL-$34.16) has remained reticent as senior management of wholly-owned Ben & Jerry’s announced “deep admiration” for those protesters involved with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Against a spreading backdrop of violence and teargas – from New York to Oakland – one wonders how much longer before the global consumer goods conglomerate tells its Vermont-based ice-cream subsidiary to mind to its own business.