CEO of Company that Owns Mandalay Bay Dumped Massive Amounts of Company's Stock Just Before Shooting

in conspiracy •  last year

Why did the owner of the Mandalay Bay Hotel sell off shares before the shooting?

Mandalay Bay Hotel is owned by MGM Resorts International. The company’s CEO, James Murren, made a notable move by selling 294,150 shares of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) stock less than one month before the shooting.

As a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission noted, Murren sold 294,150 shares at an average price of $34.08 each, for a total transaction of $10,024,632.00 on Sept. 8. This left Murren with 71,442 shares in the company.

Within 24 hours after the shooting occurred, casino stocks fell significantly, with MGM Grand International’s stock leading the charge and falling 5.6 percent.While selling stocks is nothing suspicious, when reviewing the records, Murren began dumping the stock in July of this year when it was at a seven-year high. The stock continued to go up, yet he continued to dump it, making the last and largest transaction—when the stock was close to the 52-week high—mere days before the attack sent the stock tumbling.

What made him do this?

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He could have been diversifying, and selling at a high is a good time to diversify.

Or it could be a conspiracy

Sounds like they may have taken a page out of the old Larry Silverstein play book on this one (leased the WTC towers 6 weeks prior to 9/11 with an initial investment of $100 mil, promptly adds terrorist insurance to both towers, then schedules a meeting in the impact zone of the North Tower to take place on the morning of 9/11 to discuss "what to do in the event of a terrorist attack" a meeting which he decides at the last minute not to show up for, and then puts in not 1 but 2 insurance claims in the aftermath claiming each tower as is own attack which he wins and is awarded over $5 billion in insurance payments total).

These are all just "coincidences" of course...

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Suspicious financial transaction.