There's no news, and the volume is very low, but ASCL did show a 7% pop so far today.
Could this be ASCL finally jumping back into a buying mode on their stocks? I think they've been in a quiet period, based on low share volumes and no news in almost a month. If they're all of a sudden buying stock again and haven't made any acquisition or sell-out announcement, that might indicate that a deal was being worked that went sour.
It's either that or our typical day-to-day market manipulation.
As I called it yesterday. I expect another 20 cent drop tomorrow, followed by a 10 cent drop more by Friday. This will put us in the 1s. Still overpriced by about $1.50/share when it trades at $1.80. Fair market value for ASCL right now is about 25-30 cents per share.