Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 4 weeks ago

when the big stock holders want to sell off they do this gradually or can they just sell all their shares at once? how depends? why?

4 Answers

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
    Favourite 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. 

  • 4 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.

  • 4 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 

  • Bill
    Lv 6
    4 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.

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