Maybe the whiplash is due to the startling realization OVTI IS the real deal and the manipulators are hearing from the SEC. Not like theres not smoke visibile.
I think the best comments on the topic are in the Investopedia article:
"The Road Ahead ... Probably More Skepticism Nonprofessional investors may not appreciate a somewhat controversial aspect of the sell-side research game, one that may play a big role in why OmniVision is always beset by rumors and worries. Namely, sell-side analysts really do not get paid for telling clients "no worries here, everything is fine."
In some respects, analysts sometimes function like private detectives - they're paid to find dirt and/or confirm a client's darker suspicions. Consequently, even the merest hint of a problem in OmniVision's relationship with Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) is good fodder - if the analyst is right (or guesses right) and there is a problem, they become a rockstar. If the analyst is wrong, then he or she tries to blame it on the source and hopes that the client does not keep them in the penalty box for too long."
Summarized, it says they plan to continue telling lies, hoping to get one right...eventually.