Tiarta, LLC. Research

Tiarta is an independent research firm that specializes in the analysis of corporations' ability to convey transparent, consistent, and meaningful information to their stakeholders. They combine elements of criminal investigative techniques and forensic accounting to analyze corporate communication. The company's approach is designed to uncover indications of significant problems (operational, accounting, legal, etc) within the companies they analyze.
Tiarta, LLC. Research
 

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GE Affirmed On Lower Exposure To Financial Arena
9/6/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... business as the recent results have improved. There is still considerable near to mid-term risk in this area, which management is not currently emphasizing to the investment community. The company lacks adequate transparency in its ...  |  read more...
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Ryland Affirmed On Solid Financial Transparency
8/15/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... at a rating of T1-, as it provided exceptional financial transparency, coupled with consistent and direct statements by management. The company’s outlook is positive, as management continues to improve on its already solid communication approach.  |  read more...
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Apple's Rating Affirmed For Fiscal Q3, 2010
7/27/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... transparency and provided considerable information to the investment community. The company’s outlook is neutral as management continues to be forthright on its expected decline in gross margin, partially offset by its limited transparency around acquisitions.  |  read more...
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Rosetta Stone Reduces Reliance on Non-GAAP Metrics
6/20/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... management failed to provide adequate information around its international operations, which is where the preponderance of its growth is expected. The company’s outlook is positive based on improved trending within its conveyance of financial information.  |  read more...
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Walmart's Outlook Raised On Improved Financial Transparency
6/14/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... financial transparency. Consistent with recent earnings calls, management failed to answer analyst questions, which significantly reduces investor insight. However, based on management’s improved forthrightness with regard to the company’s financials, the rating’s outlook is positive.  |  read more...
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Cisco Upgraded On Improved Financial Transparency
5/31/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... was upgraded to a rating of T2, as improved financial results are more consistent with managerial statements and optimism. The company’s outlook is neutral, due to greater transparency offset by continued excessive optimism by management.  |  read more...
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Ryland Affirmed On Solid Financial Transparency
5/26/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... consistent and direct communications by management. The company’s outlook is neutral, primarily a result of persistent economic issues and unknown impact from the removal of many U.S. Government home-buying subsidies over the next several quarters.  |  read more...
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GE Upgraded On Lower Exposure To Financial Arena
5/25/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... side of the business, which significantly reduces the downside risk associated with GE Capital. In compliance with new accounting rules, the company has also consolidated most of its off-balance sheet activities onto its balance sheet. ...  |  read more...
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JP Morgan Chase Continues Low Financial Transparency
5/24/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... light of the current economic conditions, coupled with limited financial transparency associated with its operations. Consistent with the last two quarter, the company’s outlook is positive, as management continues to provide consistent and forthright information.  |  read more...
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Pfizer Affirmed, Management Lowers Guidance
5/17/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... in the presentation of adverse financial changes it made to its guidance. Cost savings in the billions have evaporated or transitioned into “reinvestments” while revenue growth is non-existent. The outlook for the company is neutral ...  |  read more...
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Bank of America's Outlook Lowered to Neutral
5/12/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... company’s operations and investment portfolio remains high. The instability in the global economy partially offsets the improvement in the company’s financial position, resulting in a neutral outlook for the company over the short to medium-term.  |  read more...
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Apple's Rating Affirmed For Fiscal Q2, 2010
5/10/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... to the investment community. The company’s outlook is negative due to a potential shift toward acquiring smaller companies that are not within the company’s core competencies. Apple has demonstrated poor transparency into its recent acquisitions.  |  read more...
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Microsoft Analysis of Fiscal Q2, 2010 Financials
5/10/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... continued to temper its overly optimistic view of the company’s current and future prospects. The management team also improved the presentation of revenue by placing less emphasis on non-GAAP factors. The company’s outlook is neutral.  |  read more...
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Walmart Continues Low Financial Transparency
5/5/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... to exhibit low financial transparency. Consistent with recent earnings calls, management failed to answer analyst questions, which further reduces investor insight. The company’s outlook is negative as management continues to avoid addressing sales growth concerns.  |  read more...
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Rosetta Stone Inc., Analysis Of Q4, 2009 Financials
4/9/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... SEC filings on February 25, 2010 and February 26, 2010, respectively. Management’s communications increased in complexity and conveyed a less direct and forthright presentation of the company’s current financial situation. The company’s outlook is neutral.  |  read more...
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Apple Inc., Analysis Of Fiscal Q1, 2010 Financials
4/5/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... company exhibited solid financial transparency and provided considerable information to the investment community. The company’s outlook is negative due to a potential shift toward acquiring smaller companies that are not within the company’s core competencies.  |  read more...
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Ryland Group Analysis of Q4, 2009 financials
3/19/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... issues and the potential adverse impact of the U.S. Government removing some of the subsidies it has provided the real estate industry. At the end of March 2010, the Federal Reserve is ending its purchase ...  |  read more...
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Bank of America Analysis of Q4, 2009 financials
3/15/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... the considerable downside risk associated with the company’s operations and current investment portfolio. Management’s candor in explaining the company’s current risks, coupled with a stabilizing economy, improves the company’s outlook over the short to medium-term.  |  read more...
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JP Morgan Chase Analysis of Q4, 2009 Financials
3/12/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... in light of the current economic conditions, coupled with limited financial transparency. Consistent with last quarter, the company’s outlook is positive, as management continues to provide forthright information on the current state of the company.  |  read more...
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Pfizer Analysis of Q4, 2009 Financials
3/9/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... have evaporated or transitioned into “reinvestments” while revenue growth is non-existent. The outlook for the company is neutral as the risks surrounding the integration of Wyeth continue to be significant over the next several reporting ...  |  read more...
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General Electric Analysis of Q4, 2009 Financials
2/26/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... and forthrightness in providing information to the investment community. These two areas place downside pressure on GE’s rating. The company’s improvement in liquidity, de-emphasis on its financial unit, and overall stabilization within the economy has ...  |  read more...
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Cisco Systems Analysis of Fiscal Q2, 2010 Financials
2/22/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... on the company’s financial strength and results; however, the company issued $5 billion in debt in November of 2009. Consistent with last quarter, management was extremely optimistic about its financial results, but backed away from ...  |  read more...
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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Analysis of Fiscal Q3, 2010 Financials
1/29/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: RMCF) rating was affirmed at T1. Management provided extensive transparency and candor in all aspects of financial reporting. The company’s outlook is neutral.  |  read more...
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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Analysis of Fiscal Q2, 2010 Financials
1/14/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMCF) was initiated by Tiarta L.L.C. with a rating of T1. Management provided extensive transparency and candor in all aspects of financial reporting. The company’s outlook is neutral.  |  read more...
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Ryland Group Analysis of Q3, 2009 Financials
1/14/2010 | published by: Tiarta, LLC.
... Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE: RYL). Its initial rating was established at T2+ as transparency within the liquidity arena was partially offset by limited information on the changes to quarterly expenses. The company’s outlook is neutral.  |  read more...
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