when the big stock holders want to sell off ....do they do this gradually or can they just sell all their shares at once? how depends? why?
- kswck2Lv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
Really huge stockholders often sell shares gradually, so as not to panic wall street. And may times, the SEC will withhold that information for a period of time, just for that reason. Say if Warren Buffet wants to sell ALL of his Coca-Cola stock at once, he could crash the entire market by himself.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 74 weeks ago
They usually do it gradually. If you sell too many shares all at once, it makes the price of the stock drop, so you don't get as much money.
- The Old GuyLv 64 weeks ago
They give the orders to their brokers who have the capabilities to "work" the market.
Large stock holders let professionals do their investment activities. I had several large corporations/investors one the individual and/or corporation orders our floor guys processed their orders
- BillLv 64 weeks ago
Sometimes they sell all at once, sometimes not. If the shareholder is also a Company employee, they may have restrictions on how many shares they can sell and how often. As far as why, it could be because the shareholder believes the share price is going down or they need cash. Or there may be a tax reason.