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SPDR KBW Regional Banking (KRE) Short Interest Down 35.0% in December

SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 19,361,816 shares, a drop of 35.0% from the December 15th total of 29,765,222 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,921,501 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.3 days. Shares of SPDR KBW Regional Banking (NYSE:KRE) opened at 54.52 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $54.95 and its 200-day moving average is $45.47. SPDR KBW Regional... 
 

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (EFA) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 20,122,561 shares, a decline of 50.6% from the December 15th total of 40,724,908 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 18,337,269 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.1 days. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE:EFA) opened at 59.39 on Friday. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund has a 1-year low of $50.94 and a 1-year high of $60.16. The company’s 50-day moving... 
 

iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) Short Interest Down 45.8% in December

iShares MSCI Brazil Index (NYSE:EWZ) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 29,232,963 shares, a decrease of 45.8% from the December 15th total of 53,922,881 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 15,323,591 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Shares of iShares MSCI Brazil Index (NYSE:EWZ) opened at 36.68 on Friday. iShares MSCI Brazil Index has a 12-month low of $17.30 and a 12-month high of $38.50. The company has a 50 day... 
 

SouFun Holdings Ltd. (SFUN) Short Interest Update

SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 24,546,950 shares, a growth of 12.5% from the December 15th total of 21,814,525 shares. Approximately 8.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,751,928 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.9 days. Shares of SouFun Holdings (NYSE:SFUN) opened at 3.52 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $3.20 and... 
 

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,997,012 shares, a growth of 122.6% from the December 15th total of 2,694,048 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,189,208 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) opened at 3.27 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.13 and a 200 day moving average of $2.97. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has a... 
 

ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 ETF (SDOW) Short Interest Update

ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 ETF (NYSE:SDOW) was the target of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 506,979 shares, a drop of 45.5% from the December 15th total of 930,099 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,622,812 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days. ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 ETF (NYSE:SDOW) opened at 40.50 on Friday. ProShares UltraPro Short Dow30 ETF has a 12 month low of $9.87 and a 12 month high of $40.92. The company has a 50-day moving average... 
 

iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF) (TIP) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (ETF) (NYSE:TIP) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 572,519 shares, a decline of 45.7% from the December 15th total of 1,054,499 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,516,085 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund (NYSE:TIP) opened at 113.71 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $112.92 and a 200 day moving average of $115.07. iShares Barclays TIPS Bond Fund... 
 

Short Interest in AUTOHOME INC (ATHM) Grows By 191.2%

AUTOHOME INC (NYSE:ATHM) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,463,390 shares, an increase of 191.2% from the December 15th total of 502,525 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 520,383 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AUTOHOME INC in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares... 
 

BUCKEYE PARTNRS (BPL) Short Interest Up 69.0% in December

BUCKEYE PARTNRS (NYSE:BPL) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,879,400 shares, a growth of 69.0% from the December 15th total of 1,703,739 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 695,967 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.1 days. Approximately 2.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Shares of BUCKEYE PARTNRS (NYSE:BPL) opened at 64.62 on Friday. BUCKEYE PARTNRS has a 1-year low of $48.89 and a 1-year high of $75.10. The company... 
 

Short Interest in BOARDWALK PIPLN (BWP) Rises By 145.9%

BOARDWALK PIPLN (NYSE:BWP) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 10,622,789 shares, a growth of 145.9% from the December 15th total of 4,319,962 shares. Currently, 4.3% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 1,230,122 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.6 days. Several equities analysts have commented on BWP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered BOARDWALK PIPLN from a “hold” rating to a... 
 

Short Interest in Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) Rises By 156.0%

Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 24,757,206 shares, an increase of 156.0% from the December 15th total of 9,670,489 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,677,962 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days. Currently, 4.4% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) opened at 29.58 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $18.67 billion, a P/E ratio of... 
 

CommScope Holding Co. (COMM) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

CommScope Holding Co. (NASDAQ:COMM) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,479,181 shares, a decrease of 26.6% from the December 15th total of 3,376,780 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,007,126 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. A number of research firms have recently weighed in on COMM. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CommScope Holding from a “hold”... 
 

Short Interest in Bebe Stores Inc. (BEBE) Declines By 27.1%

Bebe Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 453,333 shares, a decline of 27.1% from the December 15th total of 621,760 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 65,371 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.9 days. Approximately 16.3% of the company’s stock are sold short. Bebe Stores (NASDAQ:BEBE) opened at 5.0168 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is $40.17 million. Bebe Stores has a one year low of... 
 

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEP) Short Interest Up 67.3% in December

Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,426,264 shares, an increase of 67.3% from the December 15th total of 1,450,485 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 744,028 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Korea Electric Power Corp. during the second quarter... 
 

CyberArk Software Ltd. (CYBR) Short Interest Down 39.6% in December

CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ:CYBR) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 389,162 shares, a decrease of 39.6% from the December 15th total of 644,520 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 390,183 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Shares of CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) opened at 51.35 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $48.28 and a 200-day moving... 
 

ReneSola Ltd. (SOL) Short Interest Up 63.3% in December

ReneSola Ltd. (NYSE:SOL) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 833,257 shares, an increase of 63.3% from the December 15th total of 510,368 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 494,588 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days. Shares of ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) opened at 0.65 on Friday. ReneSola has a 1-year low of $0.61 and a 1-year high of $1.57. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $0.68 and a 200 day moving average... 
 

The Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW) Short Interest Update

The Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 17,767,435 shares, a decline of 28.5% from the December 15th total of 24,841,170 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 7,474,107 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. SCHW has been the topic of several research reports. Argus restated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective (up... 
 

Short Interest in AT&T Inc. (T) Drops By 6.3%

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 94,977,752 shares, a decrease of 6.3% from the December 15th total of 101,346,509 shares. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 16,216,471 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.9 days. Several research firms have recently commented on T. Vetr cut shares of AT&T from a “hold” rating to a “sell”... 
 

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) Short Interest Up 2.7% in December

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) was the target of a large growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 110,190,799 shares, a growth of 2.7% from the December 15th total of 107,253,278 shares. Approximately 4.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 8,413,934 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 13.1 days. Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BABA. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC boosted its stake in... 
 

Short Interest in Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ) Rises By 16.7%

Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE:CUZ) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 17,764,387 shares, an increase of 16.7% from the December 15th total of 15,223,672 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,610,151 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.8 days. Approximately 5.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Several research firms recently weighed in on CUZ. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Cousins Properties from a “hold” rating... 
 

Calpine Corp. (CPN) Short Interest Up 10.5% in December

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) was the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 25,074,374 shares, an increase of 10.5% from the December 15th total of 22,696,694 shares. Currently, 7.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,650,889 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.4 days. Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) opened at 12.19 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $4.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio... 
 

Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) Short Interest Up 4.5% in December

Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 50,545,073 shares, a growth of 4.5% from the December 15th total of 48,349,111 shares. Currently, 5.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 10,294,557 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.9 days. YHOO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective... 
 

Gerdau SA (GGB) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Gerdau SA (NYSE:GGB) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 21,178,077 shares, a decrease of 47.3% from the December 15th total of 40,176,853 shares. Approximately 1.8% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 8,942,853 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its position... 
 

Ericsson (ERIC) Short Interest Update

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 22,125,635 shares, a growth of 14.4% from the December 15th total of 19,342,755 shares. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,356,382 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.1 days. A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ERIC shares. Credit Suisse Group AG upgraded shares of Ericsson from an... 
 

Short Interest in Comstock Mining Inc (LODE) Drops By 5.4%

Comstock Mining Inc (NYSE:LODE) saw a large decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,443,435 shares, a decrease of 5.4% from the December 15th total of 1,525,043 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 356,298 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.1 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company’s stock are sold short. Comstock Mining (NYSE:LODE) opened at 0.252 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $0.26 and a 200-day moving average price of... 
 

Short Interest in BlackRock MuniVest Fund Inc. (MVF) Decreases By 59.9%

BlackRock MuniVest Fund Inc. (NYSE:MVF) saw a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 108,115 shares, a decrease of 59.9% from the December 15th total of 269,624 shares. Currently, 0.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 207,594 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.5 days. Shares of BlackRock MuniVest Fund (NYSE:MVF) opened at 9.93 on Thursday. BlackRock MuniVest Fund has a one year low of $9.44 and a one year high of... 
 

Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (ETE) Short Interest Update

Energy Transfer Equity L.P. (NYSE:ETE) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 54,443,965 shares, a growth of 45.5% from the December 15th total of 37,423,495 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,119,353 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.6 days. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. ETE has been the topic of several research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein raised Energy Transfer Equity L.P. from a “market... 
 

Short Interest in Erin Energy Corp (ERN) Decreases By 2.4%

Erin Energy Corp (NYSE:ERN) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,956,483 shares, a decline of 2.4% from the December 15th total of 2,004,069 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 109,387 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 17.9 days. Currently, 20.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. Erin Energy Corp (NYSE:ERN) opened at 3.35 on Thursday. Erin Energy Corp has a 52-week low of $1.12 and a 52-week high of $3.40.... 
 

Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) Short Interest Down 31.3% in December

Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,930,637 shares, a decline of 31.3% from the December 15th total of 2,810,197 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 610,727 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. In other Entegris news, COO Todd James Edlund sold 7,207 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred... 
 

Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) Short Interest Down 31.3% in December

Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,930,637 shares, a decline of 31.3% from the December 15th total of 2,810,197 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 610,727 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.2 days. Currently, 1.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. In other Entegris news, COO Todd James Edlund sold 7,207 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred... 
 

General Communication, Inc. (GNCMA) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 654,171 shares, a drop of 33.3% from the December 15th total of 980,907 shares. Approximately 2.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 403,285 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. In other news, insider Tina Pidgeon sold 5,700 shares of General Communication stock in a transaction on Friday, November 11th.... 
 

Supreme Industries, Inc. (STS) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Supreme Industries, Inc. (NYSE:STS) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 346,717 shares, a decline of 29.7% from the December 15th total of 493,191 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 156,819 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Approximately 2.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. Supreme Industries (NYSE:STS) opened at 17.47 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $15.92... 
 

Short Interest in Telecom Italia S.P.A. (TI) Declines By 49.7%

Telecom Italia S.P.A. (NYSE:TI) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 345,967 shares, a decline of 49.7% from the December 15th total of 688,372 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 291,497 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Several research firms recently weighed in on TI. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Telecom Italia S.P.A. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report... 
 

Zafgen, Inc. (ZFGN) Short Interest Update

Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 765,417 shares, a decline of 32.8% from the December 15th total of 1,139,755 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 287,723 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 days. Approximately 3.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Zafgen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research... 
 

Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 8,454,614 shares, a growth of 20.4% from the December 15th total of 7,022,862 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,059,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.1 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the company are short sold. FLEX has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Flextronics International from... 
 

Short Interest in Ford Motor Company (F) Decreases By 5.7%

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 87,442,517 shares, a drop of 5.7% from the December 15th total of 92,755,314 shares. Currently, 2.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 22,414,594 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.9 days. Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Nomura assumed coverage on shares of Ford Motor Company in a report... 
 

Short Interest in Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) Grows By 115.7%

Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,390,150 shares, an increase of 115.7% from the December 15th total of 1,108,097 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,270,965 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short. In other news, EVP Jon C. Wright sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 15th.... 
 

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) Short Interest Up 12.5% in December

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 22,369,992 shares, a growth of 12.5% from the December 15th total of 19,888,057 shares. Currently, 2.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 6,338,818 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Several analysts have recently weighed in on FOXA shares. RBC Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on... 
 

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (WMB) Short Interest Down 24.6% in December

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,897,536 shares, a drop of 24.6% from the December 15th total of 18,425,638 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,881,725 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.9% of the company’s shares are sold short. Shares of Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) opened at 28.44 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $30.49 and its 200-day... 
 

Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) Short Interest Update

Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) was the target of a large increase in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,805,378 shares, an increase of 151.3% from the December 15th total of 1,116,149 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 501,092 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.6 days. Currently, 7.2% of the company’s shares are short sold. In other news, President Timothy Garth Taylor purchased 5,000 shares of Phillips 66 Partners stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday,... 
 

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) Short Interest Update

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) saw a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 25,904,796 shares, a growth of 19.2% from the December 15th total of 21,731,542 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 9,320,368 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 3.4% of the company’s stock are sold short. A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Benchmark Co. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $3.59 price objective... 
 

Short Interest in Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (MPEL) Grows By 56.8%

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MPEL) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 21,715,418 shares, an increase of 56.8% from the December 15th total of 13,848,823 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,991,639 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days. Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Credit Suisse AG increased its stake in shares of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited by... 
 

Short Interest in AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Decreases By 12.2%

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) saw a significant decrease in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 33,396,258 shares, a decrease of 12.2% from the December 15th total of 38,015,780 shares. Approximately 2.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 5,978,295 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.6 days. In other news, CFO William J. Chase sold 6,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.19,... 
 

SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (CWB) Short Interest Update

SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (NYSE:CWB) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,697,137 shares, a growth of 51.3% from the December 15th total of 1,121,589 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 650,399 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Shares of SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF (NYSE:CWB) opened at 46.28 on Wednesday. SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible SecETF has a 52 week low of $38.54 and a 52 week high of $46.74.... 
 

iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM) Short Interest Down 10.4% in December

iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSE:IWM) was the target of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 104,528,863 shares, a drop of 10.4% from the December 15th total of 116,706,536 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 26,552,720 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index (NYSE:IWM) opened at 136.26 on Tuesday. iShares Russell 2000 Index has a 1-year low of $93.64 and a 1-year high of $138.82. The stock’s 50 day moving average... 
 

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc (HOV) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Hovnanian Enterprises Inc (NYSE:HOV) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 9,961,080 shares, a growth of 31.2% from the December 15th total of 7,590,256 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,212,561 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.5 days. Currently, 8.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Investment Management... 
 

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Short Interest Update

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) saw a large decrease in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 35,446,192 shares, a decrease of 45.9% from the December 15th total of 65,562,312 shares. Approximately 12.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 10,340,437 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.4 days. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Third Point LLC purchased a new stake... 
 

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Short Interest Down 17.0% in December

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) saw a large decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 182,376,512 shares, a decline of 17.0% from the December 15th total of 219,812,779 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 76,188,795 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) opened at 227.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $224.69 and a 200-day moving average price of $217.66. SPDR S&P... 
 

Sunshine Heart Inc (SSH) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest

Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ:SSH) was the recipient of a large drop in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,311,492 shares, a drop of 25.8% from the December 15th total of 1,768,644 shares. Approximately 6.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 997,402 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.3 days. Separately, S&P Equity Research raised their price objective on Sunshine Heart from $0.18 to $0.23 in a report on Tuesday, November 29th. Three equities... 
 

ClearSign Combustion Corporation (CLIR) Short Interest Update

ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLIR) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 670,566 shares, a drop of 27.8% from the December 15th total of 929,233 shares. Currently, 5.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 64,002 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 10.5 days. ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLIR) opened at 3.65 on Monday. ClearSign Combustion Corporation has a 52-week low of $2.90... 
 
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