The number of shorts went from 29 mil to almost 23 mil which is a good indication that it will rise as the merger takes hold. My concern is that the financials will get weaker until office max financial team gets over there to better align the company with lower borrowing rates. It simply cost Office Depot to much to run the company compared to its competition and the end to that is now not 10 months from now. It will get worst before is gets better. When the merger does take hold then it will be golden for investors because we will see stock value and dividends on a larger scale. Very good for those with patience.