That's to prevent downward trend in AH. Real big accumulators don't show their hands while accumulating. This one was meant to scare people from selling lower in AH, knowing the market is thin and it won't be filled. If I have to guess, that account probably has a lot riding on options.
I think you're right. This is the way to prevent sell off after hour even for tomorrow. Probably these manipulators want to have time to unload a much larger amount of shares. The real accumulation never shows up after hour because they know the trade is thin and very volatile even not enough shares for them to buy.
just FYI i put in a stop @ $178.50 and sold at the open.Kudos to the people that went short.I got out with a $220 loss on my 1,000 shares,im happy.I should have sold in pre, the stock wasnt acting well.You were right, those shares last night were there to slow the momo down.