Archive for May 19th, 2012
The allure of the stock market that lures in the “sucker” is the same poison that drives them out. Perhaps one such example of this is Invensense (INVN). On April 20, 2012 INVN was at a high of $22.40 and even in the IBD top 50. Yesterday the stock dipped into $9.90 territory. What has led to this? How did a darling IPO go from a growth monolith to wet cereal? The answer is two fold; not meeting growth expectations, and the “shorts”.
Any belief that insider trading doesn’t occur is short sighted. One can make the case that to short the stock was a safe bet as the stock was highly overblown and rose too fast. But what makes Invensense (The maker of the technology that powers Microsoft’s Kinect) diferent, is that this company has an amazing niche product, lots of cash, and manageable debt. This is where I say the shorts knew something.