@Choc7up Yes sir, I go into the stock summary on my TDAmeritrade research section and it shows a summary for each ticker you input, in this case it is 102.0k. The "news was on a patent awarded" however, in hindsight, it appears the news was released earlier prior to the public receiving it this morning. Check the A/H spike yesterday. So now, I've turned a quick popper into a swing trade. Best Wishes and I hope this helps.
A tad bit annoying I'm never able to find shares to short with TDAmeritrade or tradeMONSTER. Quite often the stocks are doing exactly what I predict and get to watch the stocks fall while meantime I'm wrong on my long positions and l have to cut losses on those. At the same time it motivates me, because by the time this cynical bastard gets the hang of going long to build my accounts enough to open with IB and Tim's other broker I'll have mastered going long. Then I'll be able to get shares to go short and make money both directions. :)
Out $VSR for small loss. My thinking was right on, as this thing hit $7.66 premarket, but fucking ThinkOrSwim would not execute my orders. This is not the first time I've been screwed by not allowing premarket trades. (IB did it to me on my $CAMT loss.) I sold right at the open though, relieved that it didn't tank more. Could have been more patient and waited for the first candle and eaked out a profit, but when it started panicking in the last 3 minutes premarket, I wasn't going to mess around. I'll be transferring out my remaining funds from TDAmeritrade and moving it into IB to focus 100% on short selling.