No there is no hidden buyout plan that management secretly has up their sleeve. . IF another co had some buyout plan  and the company was trying milk the acquirer by bumping the resources estimates. The potential acquirer would have already bought out this company on the public markets and the stock would not be sitting at this low point.  This s a rumor of desperation. If you are unhappy with the stocks performance. Stop  whining and making excuses. Call up management, demand change, and if the new CEO does not improve operations, fire his ***