the shorts -- the big ones -- have been holding and upping their position every month for the past several months. hard to say how trapped they feel. I'm sure this isn't their only short position. Heck, they might be people who shorted Amrys into Piper's terribly insightful "Overweight" rating last year and made a big profit.
I have no problem with shorts per se. Shorting is totally legit. But they can and do resort to shenanigans. Former big traders talk all the time about planting stories in the press just to get a bump down that they can accentuate and create a panic with.
Shorts come in all sizes.....and intelligences. They do well. They also get killed. What I simply cannot stand though is them getting a lead block from some Wall Street whore. The key is to not them exploit the natural tendency to buy high and sell low.
they can resort to sheningans,.. of course thats why they short. they either know revenues, or they know inaction will lead to sells or they know a huge big up position recently occurred and coordinated maybe by mms... and they can make an easy killing. Thats shennanigans