The point, very simply, was debt will not weigh down a share price when there is growth, or an expectation of growth, as (re)financing the debt will be non-traumatic. MTW, with its cranes and food service business, can't be perfectly compared with itself, let alone another business. But this is not the MTW board, is it.
Shorts covering? There were 11 million net buys as shorts covered between 15 oct and 30 oct. If anything, it provided a speed bump to the price drop caused by the converted preferred sell off.
On the junctures, I made that point, saying you were pinning a lot of hopes on 4q earnings. And if revenue and outlook are not improving, the stronger bs is not going be enough of a catalyst to create a "juncture" for a quick double.