I believe you may be correct about the manipulation but the bad guys will only profit from this. It is hard to prove these cases. I bought a ton of this stock today and won't sell below $30 and if the merger goes through won't sell below $40. You can't get even, just make smart moves from here and suck it up.
agreed alho gotta wonder if the merger happens. If the sec investigation drags on (and based on precedent it'll take months not days to wrap up) then LNCO price may stay depressed (but who knows, once the huge volume selling is done, the buyers waiting on the wings may wade in surging it back up) and, right now at 27, that values BRY at 1.25x 27 = 33.75, whereas BRy currently trades north of 40. Based on prices right now, seems like the mkt is betting BRY shareholders are not going to vote to approve the merger