We'll see what the 1/31 short report states ... recall, there were 2 high vol days just prior to the cutoff. I think it's an ego thing with this short hedge fund. Personally, I don't think there was any covering. But we'll see.
This issue, snow, is did they short like crazy during the last 4 days of Jan ... 2 of the days, the high vol days, in order to temper the advance ... final 2 days, to roll the stock back down ... And, of course, with PP gone and performance blowing past estimates, how does a stock soar up on huge volume, and then retrace all and more on much lesser volume ... the answer me and brain believe is short manipulation.