I certainly don't see 'manipulation' and I challenge you to document your assertion. What is happening is stock run-up on merger potential, excessive in my opinion, but not abnormal. It's been happening since tulips - riding the excitement, the momentum, not 'manipulation' as conspiracy theory nut jobs believe.
I agree. But not because of recent price movements. It's what those prices mean: PE's of 25 and 27 respectively, way overvalued in this sector. This is turning into a hedge fund gaming exercise. It is a great time not to be in MW stock.