Overstock.com

The company has received attention stemming from CEO Patrick Byrne's battle against alleged naked short selling of his company's shares. Beginning in 2005, Byrne has contended that a number of companies, including Overstock. com, have been the targets of this practice, which involves selling a stock short but without the usual step of initially borrowing or locating the shares. Byrne alleges that the practice circumvents safeguards of conventional shorting, and has been used in large schemes devised to profit from driving down the prices of companies' shares, in many cases leading to these companies' failure. With Overstock, Byrne contends that the company's longstanding appearance on the Regulation SHO Threshold Security list, an SEC-mandated list showing companies with a high number of "fails to deliver", along with high trading volumes that sometimes surpass total quantity of the company's stock, establish that it has been targeted by this practice. Byrne's campaign has been controversial, including criticism in the financial press that Byrne is seeking to divert attention from Overstock's share price declines and failure to turn a profit. New York Times columnist Joseph Nocera has said in 2006 that, "Except for a few fellow-traveling Web sites, where Mr. Byrne is viewed as a heroic figure, most people who understand the issue or have looked into it think it's pretty bogus. " Others have suggested that the problem is real, but that the SEC acts to prevent it and that it does not happen on any scale such as Byrne suggests. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox called abusive naked short selling "a fraud that the commission is bound to prevent and to punish. "

Overstock.com, Inc. is an American internet retailer headquartered in Midvale, Utah , [1] near Salt Lake City . [2] Patrick M. Byrne founded the company in 1997 and launched the company in May 1999. Overstock.com initially sold exclusively surplus and returned merchandise on an online e-commerce marketplace, liquidating the inventories of at least 18 failed dot-com companies at below-wholesale prices. [3] The company continues to sell home decor, furniture, bedding, and many other goods that are closeout merchandise, [4] however, it also sells new merchandise. [5]

Overstock.com now accepts bitcoin and reports $126,000 in bitcoin ...

overstock-logo – JLSA

Media Resources - Overstock.com - FAQs, Downloads, & Contact Info

overstock com the cottonwood heights based online retailer will bring ...

... and Veterans through Overstock.com’s Club O Rewards Program

Media Resources - Overstock.com - FAQs, Downloads, & Contact Info

Overstock.com Expanding Bitcoin Acceptance Internationally in the Next ...

Overstock.com Starts Accepting Bitcoins, Makes $130,000 on First Day ...

Overstock - Mobile Shopping on the App Store on iTunes

Overstock Inventory

File:Overstock.com-coliseum-print.jpg - Wikipedia, the free ...

Overstock Coupon on Vimeo

Overstock.com TV Commercial, 'Cyber Deals' - iSpot.tv

... .com/2013/03/05/friends-bookstore-2nd-saturday-overstock-sale

Overstock to Take on Amazon With Club O Streaming Video Service | CIO

Overstock Promo Code

Overstock Merchandise Information | Wholesale America -

overstock art - DriverLayer Search Engine

Overstock.com | Maybe - boots | Pinterest

Overstock.com Mobile | Watches | Pinterest

Overstock.com was not only the first major online retailer to embrace ...

Overstock.com | accessories-jewelry/bracelets | Pinterest

Overstock.com | Maybe - boots | Pinterest

Overstock-stamp — Stock Vector © carmen_dorin #33449425

Overstock.com | accessories-jewelry/bracelets | Pinterest

Overstock Coupon Codes . Coupon for Shopping

Overstock.com | Maybe | Pinterest

Overstock.com | accessories - purses | Pinterest

Overstock.com | accessories-jewelry/bracelets | Pinterest

OVERSTOCK OUTLET (overstockoutlet) on Myspace

Overstock Outlet Superstore Asheville Discount Asheville NC

Overstock.com | accessories-jewelry/bracelets | Pinterest

Overstock.com | accessories-jewelry/necklaces | Pinterest

Tibet Club Chair - Overstock™ Shopping - Great Deals on Living Room ...

Overstock.com Mobile | New House | Pinterest

Overstock.com now accepts bitcoin and reports $126,000 in bitcoin ...

overstock-logo – JLSA

Media Resources - Overstock.com - FAQs, Downloads, & Contact Info

Embracing The Cloud: Why Overstock.com Went Shopping for Okta | Okta

Overstock.com refused to settle thinking it could get away with paying ...

Overstock.com Expanding Bitcoin Acceptance Internationally in the Next ...

Overstock.com

Overstock.com (@Overstock_help) | Twitter

Overstock.com Starts Accepting Bitcoins, Makes $130,000 on First Day ...

Overstock - Mobile Shopping on the App Store on iTunes

File:Overstock.com-coliseum-print.jpg - Wikipedia, the free ...

Overstock has launched stock trading on blockchain

overstock.com ...

Overstock Logo Png overstock .com - does overstock .com ship to hawaii ...

co's Daily Deal (@ODailyDeal) | Twitter

How to Navigate the Hiring Process at Overstock.com - Dice Insights

Overstock Coupon on Vimeo

Overstock Clearance Related Keywords & Suggestions - Overstock ...

Overstock Inventory

Report: Overstock CEO claims company looking into being listed on “a ...

Unlike other popular online stores and brands Overstock offer ...

overstock com shopping app overstock com june 12 2014 shopping 1 ...

Overstock.com Sells $5 Million in Cryptobonds to FNY Capital ...

Overstock Merchandise Information | Wholesale America -

Overstock Promo Code

Overstock.com | accessories-jewelry/bracelets | Pinterest

Overstock Coupon Codes . Coupon for Shopping

Overstock.com TV Commercial, 'Cyber Deals' - iSpot.tv