Short the CEO, buy the stock?

By Katie Benner, Fortune reporter

(Fortune Magazine) -- Options backdating has sparked investigations at more than 120 companies, from Apple to Zoran. It's also cost a few CEOs their jobs, including Comverse's Jacob "Kobi" Alexander (near right), who's facing criminal charges, and UnitedHealth Group's William McGuire. But sometimes uncertainty creates a buying opportunity. Here's our take on five of these scandal stocks.

*As of Oct. 22 FORTUNE TABLE / SOURCE: BASELINE  Top of page