BB&B executive in flight vs fight response…

Gustav Arnal, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bed Bath & Beyond who plunged to his death from the 18th floor of a New York City skyscraper on Friday was the subject of a class-action lawsuit alleging that he and majority shareholder, GameStop Chairman Ryan Cohen, had artificially inflated the company’s value in a “pump and dump” scheme.

Cohen purchased a large stake in BBBY, including call options, on more than 1.6 million BBBY shares with a strike price between $60 and $80 in what, according to the lawsuit, was a “classic attempt to spark a gamma squeeze, in exchange for Gustavo’s assurance that Insiders would not flood … the market with the stock.”

BBBY stock climbed from $4.38 per share on July 1, 2022, to $30 per share on Aug. 17, 2022. Between March and August, Cohen, Gustavo, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC — another defendant in the lawsuit — discussed their plan of hyping the stock and exiting their positions of BBBY shares at some point, according to the lawsuit.

(Sorry about the subject)


To JPM, fines for market manipulation are nothing but a cost of doing business. No-one will lay a glove on Dimon. It will all be the doing of “rogue underlings”.

Steve…Shine on

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