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What: Shares of Federal-Mogul
So what: There wasn't any significant news, but shares took a nosedive when a big sell order hit the market just after 2 p.m. Eastern time. More than 150,000 shares traded hands in just two minutes, far exceeding the 120,000-share average in the last three months.
Now what: Shares traded down for most of the day, along with the market, but the big drop happened when this order hit the market. As I write, shares are climbing higher and it looks like this will be a short-lived dip. I definitely wouldn't panic over the move today. Tomorrow is a day we should pay a little more attention because the company will release earnings before the opening bell.
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