I agree with your summation on the light volume. That being said, all indications appear to be to keep the price in a set range, for a buying opportunity. Selling 100 share increments 5 or more a second, is not any retail investor. This was done repeatedly the last 15 minutes of trading.
Even ,if, earnings are down, guidance alone should send us up! All of the hirings going on is not because of a bad outlook on the future, but a rather good one. These HFT are driving the price down in order to buy in cheaper. So, the future looks bright, but I sure hope the MM's buy all they want soon. I'm tired of watching this thing go down. There's too much good going on here, to be down about.
Forward guidance will hopefully be good... I just can't figure out why there are so many short this stock,, One would think they'd want to cover before earnings. It has been tough watching this stock go down each day/week.