Diamond Foods Finds Itself in the Rough

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  • Diamond Foods (Nasdaq: DMND  ) ousted its CEO and CFO after an internal investigation exposed improper payments to walnut growers. The scandal could cost Diamond its pending deal to buy Procter & Gamble's (NYSE: PG  ) Pringles brand.
  • PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  ) reported earnings that beat estimates across the board.
  • Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO  ) had a huge fiscal second quarter with analyst-beating earnings.
  • Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM  ) served up numbers that beat estimates by $0.05 for the company's fiscal first quarter.  

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  • Report this Comment On February 09, 2012, at 12:31 PM, DJDynamicNC wrote:

    Ok, I love a catchy headline and this one is great.

  • Report this Comment On February 09, 2012, at 1:07 PM, BradReeseCom wrote:

    Hi Tamara,

    Cisco's historical financial statements confirm an -$809 million discrepancy in security sales:

    According to Cisco's historical financial statements, Q2'FY12 security sales were actually down -6.96% year-over-year, not up +24% as shown in its new statements.

    Where did the -$809 million discrepancy go?

    Note: Cisco did not respond to my repeated requests for clarification, nor did Cisco clarify the -$809 million discrepancy in its Q2'FY12 earnings call nor its Q1'FY12 earnings call.

    http://www.bradreese.com/blog/2-8-2012.htm

    Sincerely,

    Brad Reese

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