Once ABT breaks the resistence 35, its next resistence will be 40.
Until ABT breaks the resistence 35, present longs must exercise good patience as they did recently. In the worst case, ABT should camp around 33.5 and 35. I believe that MMs will play the major role in breaking through 35.
What happens after breaking the resistence 35? Majority of existing shorts will become really embarassed and cover their short positions ASAP. Move from 35 1/4 to 37 will be faster than you might imagine.
Should allow enough time. Days, weeks, or months (in the worst case).
If extra money is available, it won't be bad to buy on dips particularly near market close so that day-traders' actions will have no impact.
I also think that low-faith longs have been shaken out weeks or months ago. Keep the status of strong-faith longs.
Better remove sell order around 35 if some longs have such an order. Should be friends to long MMs if you want them to play a major thrust role for you.