they can't afford to pay, so it's cheaper to push it down
That's why I keep saying don't buy 'em options. Just sell 'em.
MM's also selling 16 puts. So, most likely, it will be $16 by Thursday closing.
Could be true. I see April 19 shows 17,746 call options for $23 strike, 8,913 for $24 strike and 5,000 to 1,000 on strikes around these dollars. The most put options are for about 3,000.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Morons, you don't have ANY UNDERSTANDING of options if you think 17,746 call options at a $23 strike have anything to do with a move to manipulate the stock from $18 down to $16!
If a hedge fund wants to make the $23 strike options expire worthless, all they have to do is keep the stock below $23. Get it?
There are no "Massive" call options in the current trading range with the total open interest in the $16, $17, $18 strikes at 51 contracts, 64 contracts, and 361 contracts respectively.
That's peanuts. That's no reason to manipulate shares down.