a week from now the options come due on this stock ...there is an 8 day back up of short sales the pressure will start building for these short sellers to cash out and that will start the upward pressure on the price. ...after that it is on to the dividend
The majority of the shares that have been shorted have nothing to do with options and those expiring next week. Your theory is extremely flawed. Dividend ex date coming up might move this piece of #$%$ though.