Viceroy Research, Aurelius Value: Paid Shills Create Negative Fake News on MiMedix Group, MDXG

On Tuesday, September 20, 2017 MiMedx was attacked by two vulture shills, Viceroy Research, and Aurelius Value. It is clear from their actions that they were contracted by a major short seller of MiMedx Group (MDXG) to create a fabricated story to further the short interests of the party in question.  The short sellers were buying up large quantities of MDXG 12.5 puts over the past month, before unleashing the two negative fake news stories via their paid shills Viceroy and Aurelius.

One thing is certain, Viceroy Research, and Aurelius Value have zero factual information on any SEC investigation into MiMedx Group and it’s activities.   How do we know this?  Because Aurelius even writes in their disclaimer they too are short sellers of MDXG stock. And Viceroy is even more ironic when they state on their fake news article: “Viceroy is an investigative financial research group. As global markets become more opaque and complex, and traditional gatekeepers and safeguards often compromised, investors and shareholders are at greater risk than ever of being misled or uninformed by public companies and their promoters and sponsors.”  

That’s right, Viceroy is misleading and using disinformation and fake stories to attack a legitimate business, yet they say they are concerned about investors being misled or uninformed by companies, and their promoters and sponsors!  Hello, kettle, this is pot calling.  You’re black!

Viceroy Research, and Aurelius Value, even say in their hit pieces (which coincidentally came out on the same day, that their research reports are not based on actual facts, only their “opinions”. Their opinions are in fact the opinion of the short seller who paid them to create and distribute their made up stories of channel stuffing and other fraudulent activities by MDXG.

While the SEC sits on their thumbs, and allows hackers to hack into there internal systems and use non public company information to make hundreds of millions of dollars trading on insider information, they allow criminal activities by the likes of Viceroy Research and Aurelius Value. Make no mistake, the actions of Viceroy Research and Aurelius are indeed criminal. But they know that the impotent SEC has bigger problems on their hands, and can not go after fake news short shill websites like Viceroy Research and Aurelius.

It’s disappointing that any common criminal can create a website and attack good companies on behalf of the highest bidder, all so they can make more money.  It is also sad that the dumbing down of Americans has created an opportunity for these paid shills as the average dumb American will believe this story because it was on a news wire service, which allows these shills to pay them to post fake news articles.

The sad news is that this coordinated short seller attack by Viceroy and Aurelius is working, at least in the short term.  If you look back at these shills previous attacks on other companies, you’ll see that the good news prevails and the companies share prices to recover in the end.  MiMedx Group (MDXG) will be no different.  Here’s the chart on MiMedx Group (MDXG):

And we close with our caveat, ironically taken from Aurelius website where they go so far as to say that their author makes no representation as the accuracy of completeness of the information set forth in the report.  Hello?  I’ll use that disclaimer for the above information. Thanks for listening.

From the Aurelius fake news website:  “IMPORTANT – Please read this Disclaimer in its entirety before continuing to read our research opinion.  The information set forth in this report does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any security. This report represents the opinion of the author as of the date of this report. This report contains certain “forward-looking statements,” which may be identified by the use of such words as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated,” “potential,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “plan” and other similar terms. All are subject to various factors, any or all of which could cause actual events to differ materially from projected events. This report is based upon information reasonably available to the author and obtained from sources the author believes to be reliable; however, such information and sources cannot be guaranteed as to their accuracy or completeness. The author makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information set forth in this report and undertakes no duty to update its contents. The author encourages all readers to do their own due diligence.”