You can have it explained, have it analysed, even have it understood but until it is illegal and until it is no longer allowed by the brokerage companies, shorting will disturb, disrupt and cause distress to normal investors. This is contra investing and should be banned. We may want to to blast the shorts but it is the SYSTEM that allows this practice to flourish. So this is a good question to ask those in power as to why this practice is allowed. It sort of reminds of why head shots are still tolerated in sports. However, that being said, if you were a true long (six months to a year) you made some serious profits (50-100%)on this stock.
There were 15.41M shares short this morning. 4,655,677 shares were traded today.
Must admit that the manipulation is impressive (and I don't have a clue how it is accomplished - naked short selling?) but I think this is an indicator of a large short positions being reduced which is an overall positive. The only way to know will be to watch the number of shares short going forward.
Somebody who knows the trading business better than I can comment.