Several recent actions leave no doubt that non-GAAP financial measures are in the commission's crosshairs, and companies are taking notice.
An internal investigation concludes that the company incorrectly recognized nonmonetary transactions as revenue.
The company will pay $1.2 million to settle SEC charges that it failed to disclose it had invested more than 1.6 million euros in commercial paper.
BOK Financial allegedly failed to warn investors of problems involving the bond offerings of accused fraudster Christopher Brogdon.
An appeals court "ups the ante" for finance chiefs who certify that SEC filings include no material misstatements or omissions.
American Realty Capital Partners' former CFO Brian Block allegedly manipulated the calculation of adjusted funds from operations.
But are they doing so just because the dollar amounts involved are not material? Research suggests another, less-wholesome motivation.
The SEC says the bank caused a false valuation of Rural/Metro to be included in materials provided to shareholders.
'The proposed changes should make it significantly easier to locate documents attached to company filings,' said SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
Plaintiff filings in federal courts are up 17%, and as many as 6% of S&P 500 companies could be the target of such suits this year.