Notice the large aftermarket trades that started appearing since the 31st? Perhaps MM's arranging for shorts to cover from the exiting Russell funds?
This is my first Russell exit experience. There's a couple good links to articles that have been posted over the past couple weeks about the overall effect of a Russell exit. They generally state there is some downward price pressure. I just try to keep in mind that they are averages, individual stocks are subject to different specifics. It would be nice to see any downward price pressure caused by the exit offset by short covering. I also think we've already had a lot of negatives priced into the existing price range so hopefully . . .
September/October can't get here quick enough as far as I am concerned.