Longs need to get organized! Fight against the short sellers!
The Shorts are doing everything they can to push this price down. However, they are running out of available shares though and the best way to do fight against this is that the longs have to place high limit orders on the shares they own. If the longs get organized and do this, we can get this stock to move up and force the shorts to cover. I am putting limit orders on my shares at a $50 sell price. I know the shares may not sell at that level, but with the order "good till cancelled" the brokers can not use them to give to the short sellers.
Like I said before, this stock just needs an institutional "sponsor" to bring volume up to par. Unfortunately, the rest of the market is overbought and is due for a bigger correction. FRAN did ok today and if you look at the volume on the down days, none of it has been too serious. Most people are playing this stock for the longer term.
An earnings beat and guidance raise would be huge. Retail stocks have been crushed lately due to the payroll tax increase and Obama tax increase squeezing customer income. A beat and raise in this beat-up sector would be great for the long-term and maybe the short-term if the market looks past all of the headwinds.
What you're proposing may have some impact in deterring aggressive short selling except if the perpetrators have no regard for regulations, which clearly they don't. I'm sure you know what naked shorting is, but for the sake of further comprehension of the phnomenon, please take a look at this definition/descdiption.
It is obvious there are orchestrated effort to keep this stock from benefiting from delivering a good earnings report recently, and it will require a rather drastic counter action, such as massive buying, to force these short sellers to face substantial losses and then have to cover their positions.