Wouldn't a deal or partnership being in place, but not announced, constitute a material event that wasn't disclosed? Isn't there a 4-business day 8K filing requirement? So unless such a deal was done last week, I doubt we'll hear anything. If we did, we may be vulnerable to a(nother) lawsuit. If the company withholds information so that index funds can buy in at a lower price, they are simultaneously cheating anyone who sells during this period between the deal and the announcement, except during the 4-business day interval. Interestingly, because the company is selling shares directly to the index, wouldn't they be cheating themselves in addition to any other sellers? Am I mistaken on any of this?