...and today's five block trades (10,000 or more) accounted for 127,795 of day's volume (slightly over 10%). one of those blocks was for over 62,000 shares - almost certainly fund action (unless it was slkjfa shaving a few from his "280,000 shares"- HA!) i'm also of the opinion that not just a few stop-loss orders were triggered today.
...end of this month is end of quarter for most mutual funds, and we can get used to this as a function of "window dressing", esp. when substantial gains are on the (otherwise pretty barren market) table.
Antasia - you have it exactly right, and most informed investors easily embrace the "marketability" argument in respect to splits...as well as the positive market psychology aspect of the momentum that necessarily predicates any split in any company's share price.
sorry you had to waste so much energy today swatting flies...but hey, they were pretty well-swatted.
The only thing that should be split is your head. It should be split in 2 then the electrode that has shorted out which is causing you to repeat "when is steve gonna split the stock" can be replaced with a new electrode that is programmed to think thoughts like " 2 * 40 EQUALS 1 * 80 " and visa versa!