Originally Posted by jbjb
I assume you agree that there are a great many facts about any company which, if known, would significantly affect stock price. I assume you also agree that knowledge of many of these would give advantage to a competitor.
A expectation that incorrect rumours will be denied gives a competitor the ability to go fishing for such facts, and the ability (through absence of denial) to infer which of those facts are true.
but this makes me think of a short story by Asimov Evidence
Now back to the usual rumors and speculations.