Higher, earth. Shorts haven't even begun to cover--maybe candy man but not the 'real' short interest. The buyers these past few days are impatient and not buying with their own money. These buyers are funds: they have been tasked to accumulate and they will buy until they eat their fill then nibble on any leftover and provide a nice base. Shorts in my opinion might not be shorting much here but are not covering to any significant degree, MHO.