It's not a repost. There was M&A chatter generated after someone bought 6000 of the March, $24.00 call options and paid a buck a share. Three of the broker news services picked it up and it started to hit the wires at 3:30. If the option buyer is in the "know", a buyout price would have to be above 25 to make any real money. Tencent is rumored but it could easily be BIDU, Samsung or anyone else interested in mobile security
the options market makers will pawn their grandmothers to try and pin the strike by tomorrow. I don't think that they can drag it down to 18 but, you can bet they're going to use whatever credit lines they have to try and short it down to as close to 18 as possible. Just for giggles, it would be the penultimate time to release the audit results.
Just like Carson Block of Muddy Waters, and Andrew Left of Citron these so called researchers are simply a bunch of shorts who find companies usually in a quiet period. They then call their short buddies in hedge funds and start shorting and buying puts. Then they either publish a bull ***t report or in some cases hire a Chinese PR firm to invent allegations and publish them on blogs, SA and anyone who will print their garbage. Take a look at NQ, now a double off the lows created by Carson Block. With DB and Stifel heavily defending MONT, the next thing you will probably see is DB or Stifel fining 13G reports stating that they took large position in MONT. Oh... in addition, the shorts hire a bunch of minimum wage bashers to inundate the message boards. Do you believe DB, Stifel and Price Waterhouse or a bunch of shorts looking for quick money out of your pockets.
Same thing going on with MONT. Gravity Research (Unknown bunch of shorts) issued BS report to beat the stock down. Company denied allegations, PW is the auditor and has done an audited report. When is the SEC ever going to even try to control these crooks.