I really find it hard to believe that J&J would hire people to post on Ihub, or any message board for that matter. However, I do believe this stock has been heavily shorted for years and some of these posters may be in that group. All the company has to do is put out one good, substantial PR with some meat on the bone that we could sink our teeth into. Unfortunately, they choose the path of obfuscation. At times, it almost seems that the company is in cahoots with the shorts because they (DECN) just make it too easy for the shorts. I have never shorted a stock and really am not well versed on the mechanics of it but I suspect the preferred shares have been used as a vehicle for many years.
When I first bought this stock many years ago I would post on Ihub and yahoo but was torn to shreds as a pumper/flipper. They have a pretty vicious crew that work both boards and I can't say that I do not enjoy some of the recent commentary. In any case, I am still here but have not posted on the other boards in years.
Yes Neal, it is hard to discern what is true and what is not with regards to this company but I think that could all go away with one honest and substantial PR from the company. I would say the ball is in their court.