as it also could be "drive the price down right before important news and let's load up." Law suits happen, law suits are settled, earnings and potential growth will determine long term advance in stock. I've seen SBC drop $3 in one day before and bounce back. Look at what happened to the other TelCos today. Those with recent advances took hits, looks like profit taking with a little additional bad news affect. Volume was substantial but no record was broken.