This has been the same pattern over and over again the week of options expiration. It becomes just a game to the wall street clowns who bet on strike prices. The value of NUANCE stock has nothing to do with the value of the company. But then again, why would Ricci and the gang care when they get their stock for free?
I guess you're saying that the traders are selling options for whatever strike price and then buying or selling shares to maintain the stock price around a value to make the options nearly worthless once the third Saturday passes? I've often thought that as well, but the week following the expiration date I would expect the stock to move up or down significantly while the traders were covering their positions, but I haven't seen that. Am I missing something?