The more they buy the less volitale as there are less shares in the float. It's becoming clear they are using some prior cash commitments.
Did Tim tell you this?
Yes, they should buy all they can prior to making any announcements that will pop the stock . Makes perfect sense. They should use up the whole 10B and THEN announce further buybacks dividend increase.
EPS will be driven up. bears are so so screwed. they can't bash and lie anymore.