These are nothing new. In the past they have been formed during "hot" stock market cycles with high market levels as we have now. In the 60's they were called conglomerates. Most were a bust within a few years.
The last roll-up boom was about 15 years ago as NASDAQ hit what are still all time highs. U.S.A. Floral comes to mind. It was a roll up of many florist chains who's owners wanted to stay in business and prosper.
They went for the USA Floral roll up bait in order to cash in on the stock market . Not to cash out. Just to have their company as part of a listed public company. USA Floral and all of those that rolled up are long gone. The highly fragmented Solar installers have been identified by SLTD as a fertile target in the current stock market environment. Therefore the roll up business model. A model that has failed in the past many times.
It is important to note that 3D Solar got to be a public company " through the back door" as it is known on Wall St. Simply by acquiring a shell of a former operating company that had gone BK but kept SEC registration current. There are many shells still out their and the practice is still going on. I have never seen a shell originated stock survive let alone prosper for long. I have seen many in the 50 + years I've been in the market as a broker and investor. Beware.
Over bought ? Now trading above warrant exercise price. Another red flag as cashless exercise and sell orders put a lid on the stock.
Scroll back. That post has driven the stock higher in recent days. Will it be a case of buy on the rumor (hype) and sell on the news ? Be careful. Those Q and year results had better be good and on the mark without mirrors.
Patent request is pending. Others have similar patents that were approved.
A victim lately (months) of various hedge activity. Betting on a never ending Bull market. Stay tuned and long UVXY as we watch those Pilgrims unwind. A double from here IMO.
Sentiment: Strong Buy