You are under the assumption that all of us on here are traders like you. That is the wrong assumption. Granted, some on here are traders, like microcap, Bill, and others. But, I would say most are investors like me. We don't care what the stock price is right now, an hour from now, or at the close. Hell, we really dont care what it closes at next friday. We know where it is going, and we choose to go for the ride. You, on the other hand, make your profit in the short term, then move on to the next one. However, we both know that you don't always make the profit, sometimes you lose. If you are a bad trader, sometimes you lose BIG, because you can't bring yourself to push the sell button, or the buy to cover button, which ever the case may be. I used to be you many years ago, so I know what I am talking about. Granted, I didn't waste my time on message boards, and I was able to spell basic words. If you are short right now, you have a good chance to make a few dollars. The stock will drift between 24 and 28 until something happens, either positive or negative. If it's negative, you win. If it's positive, I hope you have a fast finger.
In light of your response to "greenirish", I have a question. What makes you think that this stock is going to surmount it's previous high. It's cash is dwindling. It has not been able to turn a profit. Aside from a few (small) wins in the NES arena, it's hasn't demonstated the ability to supply a meter that would be useful in mutli-million device applications. Yes, I know what you're going to say. How about Enel?. Well, Echelon supplied only 350,000 concentrators and the transponder modules for the meter.
Much has been hyped about this deal and that deal that's coming. But one McDonalds,9000 meters to Russia and 3000 meters to Austria........does not make for a profitable company.