One key piece of information I would love to have--What percentage of the buys/sells are program trades. In other words, what percentage of the churn is created by computers (algorithms) who are looking to buy and then resell quickly--sometimes within a matter of seconds.
Another bit of info. I would love to know is--Who is buying and who is selling. Insiders and funds own 85%-90% of the float. If that figure changes substantially (eg. the percentage owned by retail investors goes up significantly), it would be a bad sign. If the percentage remains about the same, then that indicates other mutual funds are stepping in to buy the stock. If the buyers are fairly conservative (eg. mutual funds that don't buy and sell too often), that is a long-term positive for the stock.
Of course, I have no way of obtaining that info...but something to think about...
foolfinder...look at the 5-year chart.Since 2012 there were 4 major pullbacks. Line them up and they are in a straight line (SUPPORT LINE).tHIS STOCK IS IN A DECLINE SINCE APRIL. Bailout time was when price went belowthe support line.