You are stupid if you think bashing...OR pumping AAPL is going to have any meaning in what the instituions do over the next three trading days!
The institutional holders are holding this stock long and make money writing contracts on the positions. LOOK AT the open call contracts for September to see where the stock will close on Friday! Seriously people! Do any of you really believe the folks who sold these contracts are going to give that money back??? ROTFLMAO at your folly!
IMHO... they can pin it anywhere between 695 and 703 for maximum gain. There are 85,000 open call contracts between 700 and 725. 35000 at 700 alone... do the math on that... it it closes at 705 on Friday... the huge player who wrote those contracts will be out 17,500,000 dollars!!! Really??? you think they are going to let that happen??? NO!!! They hold enough shares to by and sell them in 100 share lots while pinning the stock. They simply move the shares back and forth. The MM's and Nasdaq makes money per trade so are more than willing to do the dirty work!