Let the real games begin folks....
American Home Mortgage to close Friday. This is a company that originated $58 BILLION in mortgages last year. This was an Alt-A and better lender and its demise should be a wake up call to the sanguine folks out there who think the problems are "contained".
Oddly enough, AHM rallied to $4.60 intra-day, but finished at $1.45.. then the kill-shot came and the stock plunged 50% after hours to 72-cents. As noted earlier in the week, the stock even trading above a-dollar was still not oversold from its fall from above $10 last week.
Odder yet, is that insiders were buyers of the stock this year: http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/1256536.htm
So much for being able to value a stock... amazing that folks thought it was worth more than 10 last week, and now it's worth less than 1. That's not a judgement against the people who were wrong per se, but a statement about how one might throw their hands up in the air and give up on using traditional valuation measures.