Jefferies Downgrades SFBC to Hold from Buy

Cites allegations against the company in a recent Bloomberg story

Jefferies downgraded SFBC (SFCC ) to hold from buy, citing the company's comments about allegations in a recent Bloomberg story.

Analyst David Windley says the management gave its best shot, but the stock price still dropped. He says his personal experience with management is inconsistent with the very specific allegations lodged against them in the Nov. 16 story. Unfortunately, he says management will not be able to provide satisfactory clarification as to what did happen. Until the legal/regulatory smoke clears, he can't confidently tell investors to buy SFBC.

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