Look at historical pricing from May 5-7 of this year. They announced on May 7. Now look at pricing for May 8 onward a few days. Same pattern now as last time, sell off before earnings followed by large gap up the next day. Don't know if it will be the same this time but solar is heading into the best time of the year and this might mark the low before the ramp up.
First it's the dumpers doom and gloom going BK, let's drive the price down, then accumulate, re-start the pumps, sell into volume, rinse and repeat. Very easy to manipulate and they do it so well. Looks like the main investor left to cut losses. If ASTI wants to be appreciated, perform well, appreciation comes from results not words.