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Jeb posted this link, which showed a net increase in institutional buying over the past 3 months:

http://www.marketguide.com/mgi/HoldersReport.asp?rt=instit_owner&rn=A0333

In trying to reconcile this with the IBD's "E" rating for A/D, I read the IBD's description of its A/D rating (bold mine):

[the A/D rating] uses a proprietary formula to analyze each stock's daily price and volume changes in the latest 13 weeks to determine if the stock has been under net accumulation (buying) or distribution (selling)...Since institutions exert the largest influence on many stocks' price and volume, an A or B rating may indicate buying by institutional investors.

In other words, the A/D rating is not a measure of institutional buying/selling but rather a measure of buying and selling as a whole. Thus institutions may have been buying while everyone else has been selling, which if true would actually be very positive for the stock, since the institutions normally accumulate when they think the stock is undervalued.

Jason
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