Longs cannot do much except take advantage of the sale price and grab some more. I did. Attack algorithms and HFTs can pump a lot more volume on this than any number of longs. Key here is patience. NOV is still the global leader in what it does and buying here is great protection against a falling dollar, rising oil prices, etc, etc. NOV may not leave the shorts targeting until we get a Fiscal Cliff deal. Then it could easily pop to $73+ to squeeze the shorts.