Was short 600 shares of ESST this morning and had a nice $900 profit when disaster struck. I was short at $18.55 and figured I'd ride it down the rest of day when trading halted and 15 minutes later it gapped up to around $19.00. In 2 minutes it reached $23.55. My stop (market) was at $19.50 but apparently everyone elses was before mine because I didn't get filled until $23.20 Ouch! In 17 short minutes I lost $3,690 on a relatively small position ($11,000). Talked to my broker and they thought the trade looked ok, and also checked the Island T/S noting my fills. Lot of buy orders in right before mine. I don't believe a stop limit would've helped either, since too many people were trying to get out, but I guess this is just a risk of trading. Guess I should keep an eye on earnings releases as well, but I figure in the long run they even out. Anybody have a similar experience with this bast@## stock? Luckily having a good day otherwise, only down $2,000 overall.