"I just don;t believe that any brokerage house is going to sell their stock to knock the price down, nor persue the management for a PP just to get cheap stock."
Some of you guys are pretty naive. This goes on all the time.
If you are going to trade stocks, you'll do a lot better if you keep track of market reality vs. nice comfy perceptions that the regulators keep the brokerage houses honest, or that nothing gets past the compliance department (ROTFLMAO at that one).