Reading your string of previous posts--I would find you a bit less-than-reliable! Unless you provide some sort of fundamental backing for your offshoot horsesh***t you just posted, you are #ilostcount on my ignore list!
Who knows exactly what the stock will do on the 8th, but it's worth noting that there are only six trading days between now and the 17th. Buying will pick up in expectation of good news (in this case, extremely good news), and shorters will become more wary of the stock during this time period because they'll know the price likely will continue to rise until at least shortly after the Feb. 17th report is put out. So, whether you're planning to hold long-term or short-term, now is a good time to buy.