Sure, but those several players will be Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and pay-TV providers, not RedBox. And although 2014Q4 is above estimates, they also announced 2015 numbers way below street estimates - flat earnings instead of +7%. They are struggling.
Court dismisses short-backed shareholder suit, which implies future suits will be dismissed, too, and that HLF is not a pyramid scheme. Ackman under government scrutiny, may be forced to reign in his attacks. HLF has no more foes - free to go to the 70's, 80's or more.
USG probably had very little debt before the asbestos lawsuits began. Then they went bankrupt. Liability for LL could be in the billions. Hundreds of thousands of customers, according to the 60 Minutes story. They could sue for a million each, settle for $100K each.
If MCP had any critical REE's, the government would get behind it. But, they don't. Plus, the government has likely already stockpiled all it needs from other sources.
Why would they cook the books. It's a very profitable business when you sell high-margin products through a workforce that for the most part isn't salaried.
Also, why would someone think that messages on an anonymous message board have any influence at all on a stock that trades millions of share-dollars per day? Those are institutions driving the price, not retail daytraders.
"who do you think the Government wants the blame to be on" There are already rules for this - it's the distributor who is liable.