I have warned the CFO time and time again about these types of raids. If they just had a stock buy back plan approved and in place, they wouldn't have to buy a share, just the threat of it would prevent fraudulent activity. As soon as any buying would occur, selling would dry up with the assumption it was the company doing the buying.
The invested institutions could act in the same way to protect their investments as well, hope they are listening. The sales and earnings for Nov 5 appear to be solid and growing according to the analysts. I believe the institutions will help themselves either before the announcement or after. If I was short I would cover before then because this stock moves up just as rapidly as they caused it to move down with borrowed shares. Me2, you exploit the weakness at the tipping point and then after covering, exploit the rebound. I'm speechless, a very quick mind with $$.