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Here is what I see as a possible problem with MVL. The company is great, the fundamentals are great, prospects are great.

This is all meaningless to us if the stock price doesn't move up. The problem is that 97% of the stock is held by insiders and institutions. Usually you want a stock with low institutional ownership so that institutions can discover the stock and buy it, boosting the price. We now have a situation where most of the stock is held by institutions, only 3% of shares are not held by institutions.

So we need to think of scenarios where some of these institutions need to get scarred away from the stock, and later come back and buy at higher price. Is that likely?

Hassan
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Hassan- interesting thoughts?

I realize that much of the float is owned by insiders and institutions- but if there was a large demand (more people buying then selling) wouldn't the specialist take care of things and raise the stock price to reflect the # of buy orders Vs. the low amount of sell orders, and that in turn would perhaps induce those holding MVL to sell and take some profits off the table, and relative balance would be achieved again?

I am not sure if what I am saying is correct or mere conjecture- but I think this is how it works.

Dana
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What we need is MORE institutions buying. That will raise the price. Institutional selling is why the price has not been going up.

pruf
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Average daily volume is over 1,000,000 shares a day so liquity is not an issue here. The price will go up when new buyers feel it is worth more and sellers feel it will be worth less in the future.
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