There still are some shorts hoping for some type of a pull-back to get out without huge losses. The longer they wait the bigger their loss will be. That's what happens when you're way too greedy! For 6 months shorts have ruled Akamai's stock and unfairly brought the price down, although the pendulum had swung a little too high. Now it has swung too low and like always the swings are to the extreme. I would anticipate the pendulum swinging towards a new high later in the year or early in 2013 after the election is over and the country settles into the new term.