There are no apparent newsworthy events going on with this firm, however starting after the close of trading on Friday 13th September, a large scale pump-and-dump spam run started to promote the stock. There have been several other recent pump-and-dump spam runs similar to this, pushed out by the Kelihos botnet on behalf of parties unknown.
The stock price of ALAN has not done well over the past 12 months:
Share trading is sporadic, but a recent sustained burst of share trading of around 96,000 shares pushed the price up from around $0.45 to $0.62, perhaps costing around $50,000 or so. Analysis of previous recent pump-and-dump spam runs indicates that this may well the the spammers themselves taking up a position in the company.
It's a characteristic of this type of pump-and-dump spam that the spam emails start almost immediately after trading closes, probably to try to persuade people to put in automated buys on Monday morning when the scammers will try to offload stock at an inflated price. Here are some of the spams being sent:
Subject: We release the Titan!So.. just how do these pump-and-dump advertised stocks run? The answer is.. badly. Recently promoted stock MONK fell from around $0.23 to $0.047 (an 80% loss), BLDW has been rather flat overall going from $0.044 to $0.048 (a 9% increase), HAIR dropped from $0.36 to $0.0378 (a 90% loss) and NOST from $0.0074 to $0.0030 (a 59% loss). So if you are tempted to follow the spam and buy ALAN, then these recent figures would indicate that it's highly risky with a limited chance of reward.
Was A Bust Today! This Company is Our Private Pick!!!
To buy: A_L A-N
Last Trade: $.6399
Company: ALANCO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Target Price: $3.55
Trading Date: September, 16th
Our Watchlist was a WINNER! It Will Be Featured In The Wall Street
Subject: We Were on The Money with This Stock
I would love it to fill in gap... I hope you own it!!!
Stock: A L A-N
At this time: $0.64
Company: ALANCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Long Term Target: $1.90
Date: Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
It Speaks For Itself. No Better Way To Kickstart This Week! CORRECTION!
Subject: Most Active
Online Trading Account!!! This Company Looks Ready To Bounce!
Stock Symbol: ALA_N
Currently traded: .6399
Company Name: ALANCO TECHNOLOGIES CORP
Trade Date: Mon, September 16th, 2013
It is going to make you happy smile!!! I hope you own it.
Subject: Your stock
This Stock Could Make A Huge Come Back! Small Cap Source.
Current Price: $.6399
Company: Alanco Technologies, Inc.
Long Term Target Price: $1.20
Trade Date: Sep 16th
Call your Broker Directly to Place an Order. It is Showing
signs of a break out!
Subject: It is Showing signs of a break out
Are you watching this? This stock is very fast becoming one of our
Symbol traded: A L_AN
Latest Pricing: .6399
Company Name: ALANCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Short Term Target: 2.65
Trade Date: Mon, September 16th, 2013
This Company Shows Gains!!! It could be the next 10x winner!
Subject: This Company Could be Acquisition Target
IT IS CHEAP, IN BIG DEMAND, AND VERY PROFITABLE. If you like profits,
you need to buy this.
Symbol to buy: A LA N
Closed at: $0.64
Name: Alanco Technologies, Corp.
Trading Date: Monday, Sep 16th, 2013
More Momentum Coming!!! What an amazing day!!!
Subject: Just a few minutes left to buy it before the end of the day!
A New Bonus Technical Report Tomorrow @ the Market Open!!! Shocking
Discovery Revealed Tomorrow!
Stock Symbol: A_LA N
Latest Pricing: $0.6399
Company Name: ALANCO TECHNOLOGIES, CORP
Long Term Target: $3.80
Trading Date: September 16
Don`t Miss this Easy One. It is ready to explode in price and volume!!!
Subject: My new #1 pick!
This Stock Runs to Gain this Morning! We Want More! Details Inside!
This Company just released HUGE news!
To buy: A LA N
Today Price: $0.64
Name: Alanco Technologies, Corp
Date: Mon, September 16
Expect a new rally! This Company Moves Forward.