Equals = 43,000,000 shares traded in just under 30 mins with an 14.19% increase in price. Thats what happens when the two are combined together. :) Can't think of anything else.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Yes - but why were the panicking? LBO?
They were panicking because the share price was above $6 and moving north, they wanted to cover their short and reap the profits, just added to the buy volume.
HOV has those huge tax losses that can't be transferred over in a buy out. So no buy out for HOV just continued improvement in housing.