This is what always happens when things start looking up for any sector. The hedge funds hammer them on the good news so they can buy cheaper. This inverse reaction is par for the course. The next part of this dance is cherry picking the companies in the press through their "analysts" to create confusion. The final phase, after results are posted in the following quarters is revelation that these are really good stocks - of course AFTER they have loaded up. Unbelievable the games they play.