I don't know if anyone has noticed, but S has risen from a low of $5.42 ten days ago, to $5.67 today. S is one of the best gainers of 2012. It is possible that some investors took some of their profits off the table before the end of the year. If that is the case, S might be ready to go higher starting on January 2nd. Of course, this business with the fiscal cliff will most likely affect S and the rest of the market. Let's hope something positive happens before the market opens on Wednesday!!
I have been long for years- and had to sell a few 1000 shares to off set some loses- but still hold over 20k shares- this stock should hit $10 by years end. I agree that there was some forced selling at the end of the year to flush out gains/losses- but clearly S with softbank's money and clearwires spectrum is now a serious player in the cell phone game-- STRONG BUY