he was in the crapper next to me and I asked him about the buyout. He paused, farted and then told me that he and his investment banker friends manipulated the stock down to force board of directors and shareholders to accept lower offer. I asked him what price the offer would be for? Long pause, many farts and one very large splash from his toilet, then he said that would be insider trading so he couldn't say.
Well I was about to throw up from the smell coming from his stall so I thanked him and got the hell out of there.
What you just described would already be an insider trading, so I would assume you talked to him in your dreams.
Even though I am "long", I am no going to post lies and spam as some folks here on the forum. What you described is probably close to the true scenario, and was repeated in the past over and over again. Influx of paid spammers we saw in recent days/weeks can only mean the date is getting closer.