There are a few self professed experts on this board whose hyperbole would put a politician to shame.
At the same time they claim to have no position in the stock. I wonder if they would take a break from their "investigation" to comment on whether it is a good idea to get involved right before earnings.
If they knew anything at all about this company, and its plans that have been in the works for well over a year, they are doing a good job of keeping their research secret.
Or maybe they are just full of hot air. More likely they are just lying losers caught on the wrong end of a trade.
I know you like relatively short term gains (I.e. 59%) and my mindset is to avoid short term gains because I personally would be trading futures or options again, if I was interested in short term gains. If I was going to educated guess: The Q4 earnings will cause the stock to not do much (even turn down), but I see the Q1 earnings to be positive, and positive enough to trigger a longer term uptrend. Therefore, I would recommend getting in before the Q1 release, however timing the response to Q4 is up for debate.