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sweaterpup 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 28, 2014 2:33 PM Member since: Jun 30, 2011
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  • sweaterpup sweaterpup Jul 28, 2014 2:33 PM Flag

    Not sure why my reply disappeared. But here goes again. emerging this is nowhere near "normal short interest" for the company. The average over the last year has been around 5 million, we are now sitting at 1.5 million - that's a historical low. Heck even the lowest short interest session after the A7 fiasco was 3.1 million and that took 5 months to finally get there. So maybe the Russell indices had a bit to do with the increase in short interest over the last couple of months, but it wouldn't explain why short interest dropped over 75% and over 50% from the previous lowest of the low short interest tally.

  • sweaterpup sweaterpup Jul 10, 2014 5:15 PM Flag

    It's dated as of June 30th, so no this recent drop has nothing to do with them unloading a partial position. It could however be related to the fact that short interest rose huge, as of 06/30 it was over 6 million. About a 25% rise from the previous period. We haven't seen those kind of numbers since last September.

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    report abuse (Novasomes) please use

    by bringitonshorty Jun 26, 2014 3:41 PM
    sweaterpup sweaterpup Jun 28, 2014 5:33 PM Flag

    Not to mention you can always do what I and I'm sure many others have done - which is simply click on ignore user and then presto you no longer see his pathetic posts

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    Singer getting out?

    by bigt_again Jun 27, 2014 7:00 PM
    sweaterpup sweaterpup Jun 28, 2014 12:25 PM Flag

    Sorry to burst the dream strawgold but I'm actually right about what happened. Same thing happened with DVAX and NVAX and others yesterday just cross trades and index rebalancing. Unless you think that all of those stocks also had the same sneak trades ahead of news and coincidentally they will all release significant news on Monday. Don't get me wrong I'd love for VICL to release some great news next week, but I live in the real world and saw yesterday for what it was - a non event normal occurence.

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    Singer getting out?

    by bigt_again Jun 27, 2014 7:00 PM
    sweaterpup sweaterpup Jun 27, 2014 10:54 PM Flag

    Have you guys seriously never seen this before? It's called an end of quarter shuffling of portfolios. That's why the price barely moved and why the trades were in such big blocks - they were just in house cross trades. Sort of like moving their holding from a medium risk to a high risk mutual fund -even though it's the same institution they still have to legally make the "trade" for public records. There was no dumping nor heavy accumulations. It was even done in after hours as well where 5.6 million shares were "traded". I'd say about 95% of the volume today was a result of institution in house cross trades. And FYI bigt institutions always do this move in late afternoon trading as well as after hours - they obviously don't do cross trades and re-shuffling of portfolios every quarter but when they do this is how they do it. And jrdelane that's another technique they use, they sometimes either drive the price up significantly or down depending on what price they want to have on record for the new portfolio. As manipulative and unfair to retail investors as it may seem, it's still unfortunately legal for them to manipulate the stock price in order to make the crossover trade. Just thought I'd clarify the situation for everyone.

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