Until they get out of the way, mkt maker is going to try to get the stock on the cheap.. SO get out of the way until EMC is down with back back VMW shares, not sure of the amount they have allocated for the buy back.
Shouldn't a stock move up when it's being bought back?
One would thin..., but if OPs assertions are correct and the price is indeed being manipulated by the marketmakers, then all bets are off. MMs are a "cagey" bunch (to say the least).
Shorts sold 2 million more shares. They can't hold this so low for too long.