It was a surprise to see MANULIFE buying. They only have trading through IAs I think. So someone talked to their IA and placed a buy order or an IA bought some.  Suspect an IA bought some as this would be deemed a very high risk stock and not in their "buy" list...go figure. MUch like when I got pulled into managment's office in 2009 when I was buying FORD for $1 for my cleints.