This excerpt taken from the NOVL 10-K filed Dec 23, 2008.
Our stock price may be volatile in the future, and the stock price may decline.
The market price of our common stock has experienced significant fluctuations in the past and may continue to fluctuate in the future. For example, despite meeting the majority of analysts performance expectations through the first three quarters of fiscal 2008, our stock price declined 16% during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. The market price of our common stock may be affected by a number of factors, including:
The stock market in general, and the market prices of stocks of technology companies in particular, have experienced extreme price volatility that has adversely affected, and may continue to adversely affect, the market price of our common stock for reasons unrelated to our business or operating results.