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I was killed at the prerelease, I had been selling puts and was up 3K waiting for the earnings date. Ameritrade picked Monday to have the options quotes quit working and after calling them and explaining I was worried about my ilmn put I got the after hours surprise. so instead of making 3k I lost almost 2k.

The stock was obviously manipulated up to 180's by the institutional holders I believe which would have been no problem if an regular earnings date had been set - I would have cleared out. I was so outraged I looked up how to make a SEC complaint, on the surface it looks as if there was some sort of collusion.

I like the company and their products, ilmn with Craig Ventner & others have done great stuff. Whoever is in charge of earnings estimates and when to report them is a jerk however.
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