It seems like there was one large purchase of about 12,000 shares just before 1:00PM which drove up the price of the stock. This was followed by more typical small trades resulting in about 16,000 shares total. They should have taken your advice and either bought in smaller quantities or used a limit order, since MARPS is so thinly traded. Nice to see a more substantial dividend this quarter. Hope those hurricanes give us a break.