trp and md, there is no doubt that the market makers and the big block holders can move the price up and down as they please with this thinly traded small cap stock. I have to assume that the price run-up was part of their plan to short the stock. I can't assume that the sell-off today is because of leaked news when all of the news coming from the company is positive. My bet is that the shorters lost their gamble and are now keeping a lid on the price so they can collect some shares from tax sellers not paying attention or folks wanting to cash in a few low-cost shares to avoid a higher capital gains rate next year.
If anyone has an idea of potential negative news lurking in the shadows I sure would like to know about it.