You're probably right, but this is AH trading, and IIRC, you can't trade options during the AH.
Good guidance might leave the stock unchanged at the open, in which case, they'll have to redouble their efforts tomorrow.
I don't play options. I assume you know a lot more about options than me, except how Hfs are pushing this stock around.
Why wouldn't you own a ton of puts into the print, given you identified the pattern of trading into the print? Please.
You will be fine. Just go and relax. At best you can go to Church and start preyers. Across the world preyers have already begun. People are marching in thousands to have ORCL shares go up tommorow.
The action is due to the option action. They sold endless calls today of which they fully intend to close out tomorrow at a substantial gain.
It did not matter what they reported, the option sellers (brokers and hedge funds) sold endless calls at top dollar...tomorrow they will buy them back at 1/10th what they took in on them or they will simply put a huge amount of stock up for sale over the strike prices to make certain they expire worthless.
This is how Wall Street thieves from people on a weekly basis.
Isn't it fun?