Mallinckrodt strongly disagrees with whistleblower suit, says Wells Fargo
Mallinckrodt shares are down sharply after news of a whistleblower lawsuit was made public, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris tells investors in an intraday research note. Mallinckrodt strongly disagrees with the allegations, believes the suit is baseless, and plans to defend itself vigorously, Maris writes after speaking to the company. The analyst believes whistleblower suits and court documents "often read poorly for a company as they are often one sided." However, the complaint alleges a number of bad actions by Mallinckrodt that could have larger implications if true, Maris adds. He recommends not jumping to conclusions and keeps a Market Perform rating on Mallinckrodt. The stock in morning trading is down 7% to $13.84.