Kodak to Declare Bankruptcy?

12200932080?profile=originalThe news doesn't look good for Eastman Kodak. From the Wall Street JournalKodak Hires Restructuring LawyersEastman Kodak Co. has hired law firm Jones Day for restructuring advice as it faces growing concerns from investors over its turnaround prospects, people familiar with the matter said.

The move to hire restructuring lawyers signals Kodak is intensifying efforts to ensure it has the financial wherewithal to complete a difficult strategic and financial revamp. Shares in the 131-year-old company have lost around a third of their value this week following Kodak's disclosure that it pulled $160 million from a credit line.

That drawdown heightened concerns about the company's cash flow and triggered downgrades of its credit rating.

Kodak shares plunged Friday afternoon, down 60% in recent trading to 68 cents...


Business Week carries some more detailed analysis: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-01/kodak-said-to-weigh-bankruptcy-to-clear-path-for-patent-sale.html 

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