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How To Push Your Stock Up 4%

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May 06, 2008 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: FNMA

Simplicity itself.

Lose $2 billion.

Slash dividend.

Tell beleaguered equity bagholders that you're going to have to dilute them further.

Announce terribly pessimistic outlook.

Don't go bankrupt this week

And -- this is the key, pay attention -- make sure that everyone knows your alleged public ownership structure is bogus, that you are "too big to fail," so that the American taxpayers have your back, through the increasingly popular, "Bailout Ben" put.

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#1) On May 06, 2008 at 1:15 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Is he going for the bald einstein look here or what?

I sense a little sarcasm in the post, but I am not sure. Could you elaborate more on the "Slash Dividend", slash is kind of vague.  

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#2) On May 06, 2008 at 1:24 PM, leohaas (31.21) wrote:

Read this one: FNM loses $2.2B, and lowers its dividend from 35 to 25 cents per quater. FNM. By the way, at 1:20 it was up 7%. I will take this opportunity for a red-thmbs down...

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#3) On May 06, 2008 at 2:15 PM, LORDZPAIN wrote:

Short covering is more than likely the reason the stock would trade higher...

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#4) On May 06, 2008 at 2:16 PM, klemenv (99.64) wrote:

FED, a Fannie Mae company.

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#5) On May 06, 2008 at 3:24 PM, AnomaLee (28.79) wrote:

Ahem... Excuse me sir, but that sort of thing will get your stock to pop 6% not the mere 4% as your title says!

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