I am looking into how tightly held some stocks may be and how this could perhaps affect SP. On eTrade there is a drop-down box which seems to list all stockholders who hold more than 5% of a stock. This list may be individual or institutional holders.
However if this group owns, for example, 60% of a stock there may still be [in my understanding] others who own very large quantities of 4%, 3%, 2%, 1% .. whatever... and are not listed.
Is there any way of the general public knowing how much stock [below major shareholder level] is owned by "significant others" and even who they are?
If major and significant holders own, hypothetically, 90% of a stock then [no surprise] there is presumably only 10% available to "mum and dad" holders.
The next issue is that there then may be, if my argument is right so far, low volume trading in such a stock.
From there: Assume the stock is fundamentally sound and the company is meeting or exceeding expectiations-------- Is the fact that most of the shares are in so few hands likely to impede on the growth of the share price?
My own view is that it would do so but I may be totally wrong.....