This sort of #$%$ by analysts should be illegal....they hide behind the name of 'Citi' or whatever large bank they work for.....they can basically write anything they want without any risk of prosecution. Their 'analysis' usually has significant impact on shares, access to capital, customer confidence, etc etc....in most cases there is little or no data to back their 'analysis', but just like screaming fire in a theater...they cause significant damage by giving their irresponsible opinion which is disguised as 'analysis'. I question whether these analysts release their reports, just after someone within their own organization has taken a short position in the particular stock. This is just my opinion...but it's based on a pattern I've noticed over a number of years.
Come on FTC issue your findings and let's get on with business. Ackman has had way to much power over this stock, it's criminal to allow him to trash this company w/o any really facts, just opinions!!!
It'll start paying dividends when the FTC witchhunt is over!!!!
The amount of management time and legal / consultant / auditor fees they've spent on this entire Ackman/FTC witchhunt is worth at least $0.5-$1.0 EPS which would likely be given back to shareholders once this issue is finally resolved.