Placed a limit order this morning to buy 600 sh Because of two years of hard work I had an idea where the bottom might be. Fifteen minutes later the price dropped beneath my offer by 2 pennies and printed about 10 times, which took about a minute and then back up it went. The whole time I'm checking for a fill and guess what? I never got one. The price is now up 5%. Here's the deal. The specialist wanted to sell it down to scare people out of their shares but he didn't want to bother with all that pesky price support underneath (mine and others) so he just ignored the orders. And so it goes with the NYSE.