a simple answer...yes they can....keep your shares...we are headed higher...fundamentals are strong for nat gas...I explained what is happening here earlier...you can see how they grab cheap shares..watch the close.
I usually don't prescribe to the "manipulation" talk on stocks. But the simple fact is that this is thinly traded enough to where any decent sized hedge fund COULD manipulate price if it wanted to. Based off the strong fundamentals, low price, and heavy volume I think it may be happening. SJT is selling Nattie gas for twice what is was two months ago...and the price of the stock hasn't moved.