I like KIOR for two reasons: First, the price is still around the multi-year low price. Second, with a very high insider holdings (66%) and a fairly good Institutional hodings (24%), the float is extremely low ( 11 Mil). Thus, this stock is a good target for short-squeeze. Recently, the clean energy and the Bio-fuel sector had a massive run last week, and will soon be heating up. Once the institutions start to load up KIOR, there will be buying frenzy for short covering taking the stockprice 300-400% within a couple of days.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I would not worry about putting stops. If you do, you may lose your shares. Most of the dips are caused by the MMs taking your stop-loss orders.
Well, that depends who do you think the pumpers are. If you call the buyers of PEIX as pumpers, then they would not spend millions of dollars to buy something that is not worth. For sure, these are institutional buyers or Hedge fund owners. They target stocks with very low float and high short interest. Due to the small float, they can gobble up the shares quickly. Short sellers will panic to cover after they get the margin call. The panic buying will start on the second/third day and the stock price will go up 300-400%.
Brother, bashing PEIX will not help you now. Retail investors may get scared with your comment and may sell their shares. But if you see it carefully, you can that big fund managers are gobbling up the float very quickly. New shorts will have to buy back over 20.
Sorry, if you are short. But cover now if you wanna save yourself. Remember, the price is just 80 cents now (pre-split). I expect it to see at least 3 (equivalent to 40).