Brian you seem a little extreme. It's not against the law to short a company, but I get your point.
Analysts do more than guess, but again I get your point
Although you are on the extreme side I totally agree that missing by 2 cents and getting a 11% decline is CRAZY. It won't continue down for long and not into the 20's like some have predicted. That would be another 11% decline and simply won't happen.
The shorts will cover. If you were short would you bank a 10% one day profit? And if you were short and saw this as an overcorrection would you then Buy? If you answered yes to the first question you would push the stock up. Yes two the second and you push it up twice as fast.