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  • nortini Jan 16, 2013 12:26 PM Flag

    Really not a "secondary offering"

    The press release stated it incorrectly in my opinion, ,in reality there is no dilution, major shareholders selling ,and looking at the volume one heck of a lot of buyers. Question is, do they have enough money to finance their ambitions?, now that could result in a real secondary.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    • Sorry but it "really" is a secondary.

      Even Wikipedia has it right

      "A secondary market offering, according to the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is a registered offering of a large block of a security that has been previously issued to the public. The blocks being offered may have been held by large investors or institutions, and proceeds of the sale go to those holders, not the issuing company. Also called secondary distribution.[1]

      "A secondary offering is not dilutive to existing shareholders since no new shares are created. The proceeds from the sale of the securities do not benefit the issuing company in any way. The offered shares are privately held by shareholders of the issuing company which may be directors or other insiders (such as venture capitalists) who may be looking to diversify their holdings. Usually however, the increase in available shares allows more institutions to take non-trivial positions in the issuing company which may benefit the trading liquidity of the issuing company's shares."

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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