You can do more as a long: In case of cash-account, you can lock your shares. So they are not available for lending.
No wonder. The "maket" mainly consists out of Parrott-types ...
Only manipulators. Like gvt or TBTF to trigger stop-losses.
Actually about 70,000 shares 30 min. after open.
a) Tax loss seller is shorting, to buy back for cheap. b) LONG is shorting against own position, to buy more. c)gvm or TBTF short to be in good position for a "generous" offer for a buy-out. To offer 200% premium, for example :-) Accept the premium, or wait, until Supreme Court decides. To kill the retailers.
FED could make a "generous" offer to buy out the common for cheap, after trading PPS down.
Selling might continue.