It’s now been two weeks since the government shutdown began. While the number of companies mentioning the crisis in Washington in their routine filings to the SEC can’t quite be described as a thundering roar, we did count about 15 companies that have had something to say about the mess in Washington DC in their filings over the past two weeks.
As you might guess, many of the companies are dependent on decisions from the Food and Drug Administration. And many of these companies are so small that any type of delay seems like it could have some pretty serious consequences, though to be fair, anyone who invests in small biotech stocks probably has a pretty strong stomach to begin with. Still, as time has passed, we’ve started to see larger companies begin issuing warnings too.
via The government shutdown in SEC filings — footnoted*