With the qtly report due on Monday and the cc due Tues am, IOC could have it's biggest and best pps gains ever. It all depends on what management says if anything about the ongoing deal negociations. Of course, they will be limited on what they can say , but perhaps there are some small nuggets that can be legally reported that will dispell any further doubts about the deal progress. Good luck longs, we find out soon. Perhaps someone heard a rumor on Friday which accounted for the nice pop we got.