If the CEO had news of a partnership it would have been announced. Stated timing is before year end, it's not likely that means today. CEO's of small companies appear on Cramer to pump up the stock prior to a secondary, in my experience. I don't think a secondary would hurt the price that much, but would slow the momentum, depending on the number of shares offered. Of course, an acquisition, or partnership is also very possible. Long term, the trend is up, for short term traders, it's buyer beware IMO.