FLEMING SOUNDS UNUSUAL WARNING ON 'SHORT SELLERS'

DALLAS -- Fleming here has sent letters to some of its institutional investors urging them to take action to keep their shares of the company out of the hands of "short sellers."Securities analysts told SN Fleming's letter urging investors to take action against short sellers was a highly unusual -- perhaps even unprecedented -- move.Short sellers are investors who essentially bet that certain stocks

DALLAS -- Fleming here has sent letters to some of its institutional investors urging them to take action to keep their shares of the company out of the hands of "short sellers."

Securities analysts told SN Fleming's letter urging investors to take action against short sellers was a highly unusual -- perhaps even unprecedented -- move.

Short sellers are investors who essentially bet that certain stocks will decline in value.

According to published reports, 8.4 millio

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