I see ESI shares up significantly today. so what if shares were higher in the morning. You expect every stock that ever goes up a lot in one day to automatically close at the day's high price? I suspect that with the impressive Devry results, short sellers are rethinking their short positions in ESI and a number of them decided today to close out their holding, some of which was done at at the high price of the day. With that in mind, the "suckers" you refer to today were the short sellers. If I was you, lessph, I would take time to read the Devry earnings report carefully and then provide some commentary here.