Motto "Don't be evil" could be the one putting a lid on the stock by shorting it ? With their deep pockets it wouldn't take much. Their ego could be their guiding light, thinking nobody can come up against us.
If you think this is far out thinking, do a search on the CEO of Whole Foods (WFM) ........try .......ceo caught on message board. Mr. John P. Mackey got caught red-handed after years on a message board of a competitor that he wanted to buyout........bashing the company in an attempt to drive the stock down.
But probably a company whose motto is "Don't be evil" would stoop to anything like that here .........would they?