Check the daily chart first. This thing is in a strong uptrend the 8 day is at 9.28 it only managed to touch it and break briefly below it by 3 cents for a few minutes. That's because it's being bought there. The stock is still overextended on all time frames from the recent accumulation this month. AA will register it's first monthly buy signal today, first since 3 yrs ago OCT 2010. as long as it closes out the month above $8.60ps.
While nothing is guaranteed and this could be some manipulation, it doesn't appear to be with the strong accumulation volume that this stock has had during this month.