Thanks for the greeting. No shares available to short...ETrade said "take a hike" to my order. I posted because I've been so disappointed with LionsGate movies...The Spirit was the final straw...and I hit the keyboard. I was so excited about the Terra movie, until I saw the trailer and was mortified. No shorting for me, just being a movie critic.
Well, Roger, that you couldn't short today saved you some money, no? And, by the way, no matter what you think of *Spirit* or the forthcoming *Terra*, how does one have the balls to short a stock going into a week when Icahn *could* come up with a countermove that, justified or not, could push this stock up a decent percentage? That's either courageous (yes, Icahn could always announce he'll be giving up and selling his shares over time), or foolish (Icahn's big ego and bad track record should prompt him to stay in the fight and try to find another strategy for influencing LGF; not to mention that LGF in the present price range is well-priced [if not underpriced] irrespective of Icahn's stated interests or pursuit]).
Can't short the stock, can only criticize the awful movies LionsGate releases. How about some SciFi that makes some sense? How about cooking something up with M. Night Shamalan or some other producer/director that knows how to craft a motion picture?