Tandy has an employee stock ownership plan where 1-8% of an employees gross wages are taken out and held during each calender year. Most every manager participates and most full-time staff do to.. Tandy matches it with either 40% 60% or 80% of the amount that the employee has withheld for the year. Then in late January they buy the stock causing the price to increase. Around Feb. 20 the stock certificates are distributed to the employees. When this happens and it does every year most all of the employees sell there shares from the previous year causing TAN to drop usually in a weeks time about 4-6$ a share. I have seen this happen year after year over the past decade or so..