You're right. Might be days, might be weeks. Depends on controversy with Auditors. What's clear is technically stock is rolling over and options expire next week. I think the 13,000 +$30 "Call Options" are about to lose their time premium.
Could it not be a possibility that they are waiting for the auditors to complete the investigation/tell them something because they want to include that in the announcement? Historically, GMCR has been a pretty transparent and responsible company. I don't think the delay is necessarily a bad omen.
No question they're waiting for something. Could be good news. Maybe, the auditors will give GMCR a clean bill of health. But, maybe now that everyone's under the microscope, with lawsuits pending, maybe the auditors are looking at the financials with more of a jaundice eye. We won't know until they tell us. But, I don't think needing more time is a particularly good sign. My view.
I hope you are correct. As for being historically transparent, while that is true, I for one was not happy to see the SEC inquiry and the accounting issue buried in the Van Houtte release. I felt that they should have issued a separate release on those issues. It's not as if anyone missed them by being buried in the other release.