Last time this happened management came out with a fairly strong response. Obvioussly, they talked to the R.A. James analyst beforehand because RAJ quickly responded with continued strong buy rec. It could be that LINE management won't feel the need to respond but I would like them to ask the SEC to investigate both Barrons and the numbskull that wrote the article. I don't see how an analyst can admit that the accounting was legal and at the same time declare that it is totally misleading. The FASB must feel pretty stupid if a part time journalist can be a better source for accurate accounting than they are.
It is a pretty shady article, a repeat of Feb's article and putting it out on ex-div. shows he certainly had a hidden agenda. Is he an analyst or a journalist/reporter? Either way he should have something to back up his one-sided claims.
The market cap is $2 BILLION higher than the shareholders equity on the balance sheet. Sounds like you are getitng the beating you deserve. (smirk)
But hey, you coupon clippers can recovery if you wait long enought ?!