Looks like you are on the wrong side of this one !! Maybe not as close to the story as maybe you should be.
nice to se the hall monitor is back ! luckily no abuse has to be spewed----posters beware ! do not post anything remotely negative or you will be vilified !
You are reaching. The stock is up over 40% YEAR TO DATE----outperforming 99+% of all stocks HANDILY over the first FIVE weeks of the year----did you by chance miss that ??????? One would throw out that the stock needs a rest to consolidate the gains. Also, oil prices have lifted a bit which may have tempered new money coming in. As far as buyers institutions are providing a strong bid for shares --- as many were unable to participate in the old bankrupt security.
The stock will be $40-45+ sometime in the second half of 2014----providing an attractive rate of return from current levels. Oh yeh......the stock is not down more than.....a point ????
You clearly aren't up to speed why institutions are buying aggressively as new data has been brought to the equation. It's somewhat difficult to find a company anywhere compounding earnings & revenue 35-40% + annually. You can't find too many investors willing to give up their shares----especially when one gets intimate with the current ALXN outlook. That is probably why little people don't own this stock & think they're smarter than everyone else.
ALXN is in excellent shape & the stock should nicely outperform the market averages & its peers this year---how's that ? I would recommend that one look at the age of the selling directors----many of which have been around since inception. The insiders know that the product plate is fuller than it has ever been in the company's history. I would recommend not getting spooked out of the company unless one is a short-term trader & needs to book profits. But remember---there are numerous reasons why institutions are buying heavily right here & the stock is on the New High List. Smart people usually don't recommend selling strength. Also, the institutions know ALL ABOUT every share that has been sold by older board members & are not troubled by it.
AAL stock is 41% year-to-date & crushing 99% of all stocks. Now why would you think it should be doing much better today ???? It's possible that it may take a siesta for a few days.....don't worry too much (unless you are a chronic worrier).
Your facts appear to be off a bit. Iridium increased their THRX by almost 1.25 mil shares in the 4Q13 to close out at almost 7.5 mil shares currently held.
There clearly is a lot that you don't know. Part of employee compensation involves equity and equity options. When those options are expiring stock is immediately sold to pay the taxes that are due. Uncle immediately needs to get paid. This is the fact & why you need to know what is going on & do some homework.
Deutsche Bank's influential biotech analyst has raised her target on ALXN today to $205. She has done an extensive "deep dive" into every category & is raising estimates above the street. They will be conducting an institutional conference call today to present their details.
Look for ALXN to continue moving higher as new $$$ rotates into ALXN from other lagging biotechs like CELG as well as new funds.
maybe you're new to the markets. there are 10-20 million shares SOLD everyday----did you miss that part ? if anyone---creditors, nervous retail investors, ANYONE---who wishes to sell (and in SIZE) there are PLENTY of LARGE institutional investors who have not finished building their position in AAL. Have you noticed that AAL is on the NEW HIGH LIST virtually every day ? There are quite a few reasons for that.
sounds like you should be modeling toy airplanes & not airline stocks. but if you have fun then do it
Splits work for retail. As institutional investors are the primary players they could care less about the $$$ price of a stock. Retail would rather buy 1000 shares of a $10 stock than 100 shares of a $100 stock----institutions don't work that way. Crazy world.
Creditors are flooding the market with shares ?????? Is that why the stock is going up ???? Are you new to this story ???
American Airlines and Alcoa are two slightly different companies----so the answer is....no.
AAL was an underowned institutional stock due to bankruptcy---which precluded many from owning the shares. In addition to the "perfect storm" taking place in the airline sector AAL had its own unique characteristics fundamentally that had it outperform its peers. Shorts were a limited factor in the rise of the shares in my view.