It is a good question whether recommendations by Greg McCoach or others are worth anything at all.

Consider what we learned yesterday about HP's purchase of Autonomy for $10.3bn and then writing off $8.8bn. The following "experts" recommended buying shares in Autonomy: UBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets, while Deloitte signed off Autonomy's annual reports.

The continuing lack of transparency in Orko's affairs after the whole PAAS disaster, and the sell advice given by some analysts, fills me with dread.