Apple added to Nasdaq’s list of ‘delinquent companies’

“Apple has been added to Nasdaq’s list of ‘delinquent companies,’ a step that moves the company closer to a potential de-listing from the stock market following the emergence of irregularities linked to stock option grants,” Rhys Blakely reports for The Times.

“The company said last week that it would be forced to delay its third-quarter results as it presses on with an internal probe into the granting of options,” Blakely reports.

“Apple has now been added to the list Nasdaq publishes each trading day of companies that are non-compliant with the market’s listing standards. Companies are removed from the list one business day after Nasdaq determines it has regained compliance, or the company no longer trades on the market. To read the current list click  here. Apple had said it had sought a meeting with Nasdaq to discuss the options issue. The fate of that request is unknown,” Blakely reports.

MacDailyNews Take: A formality. Apple will be delisted from NASDAQ the day after we switch to Windows.

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  1. Shame on you. Bad Apple! *smacks Apple’s wrist*

    This is just following the regulations. Apple will get their act together because people that own the stock (CEO, board members, etc.) will not want the shares to drop in value after they get delisted so they will make sure they get everything done.

  2. our Apple has a worm.

    Should we go in denial?

    Blame those mean men at NASDAQ?

    or perhaps consider the possibility that our guys thought they were more clever than the investigators?

    Nah! denial is where I’m going

  3. “Pretty scary stuff, as a shareholder.”

    Yeah, since the announcement the stock has gone up about 5%. Run run run screaming for the hills.!! Sell your stock. Stock up on bread and milk. Armageddon is coming.

  4. I can’t remember … did “the delinquents” come before or after “the misfits” in the Think Different commercials ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. Apple execs are full of themselves. Success makes people feel superior and invincible. Also causes them to take advantage of their customers in some bad ways.

    Maybe this experience will cause them to behave better, especially with their customers who may very well turn out to be smarter than they think!

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