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Short Interest in J.C. Penney Company Grows By 3.4% (JCP)

Shares of J.C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) were the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 82,044,739 shares, an increase of 3.4% from the July 31st total of 79,381,907 shares, American Banking News reports. Approximately 27.2% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 26,253,781 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on JCP shares. Analysts at Imperial... 
 

Short Interest in Barclays 20+ Year Expands By 11.3% (TLT)

Shares of Barclays 20+ Year (NYSE:TLT) were the target of a large increase in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 38,098,453 shares, an increase of 11.3% from the July 31st total of 34,238,940 shares, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Approximately 0.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 9,489,933 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.0 days. Barclays 20+ Year (NYSE:TLT) opened at 115.73 on Monday. Barclays 20+ Year has a 1-year low of $101.17 and... 
 

Short Interest in Hertz Global Holdings Rises By 41.4% (HTZ)

Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 10,178,638 shares, a growth of 41.4% from the July 31st total of 7,200,719 shares, Analyst Ratings Net reports. Based on an average trading volume of 7,558,097 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.3 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company’s stock are sold short. Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated an “underweight”... 
 

Hillshire Brands Short Interest Up 53.8% in August (HSH)

Hillshire Brands (NYSE:HSH) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,201,189 shares, an increase of 53.8% from the July 31st total of 5,331,986 shares, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Approximately 6.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,466,265 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.3 days. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on HSH shares. Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded shares... 
 

iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (ETF) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest (EWT)

Shares of iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (ETF) (NYSE:EWT) were the target of a large growth in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 38,945,902 shares, a growth of 7.6% from the July 31st total of 36,199,709 shares, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Currently, 0.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 6,841,307 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.7 days. Shares of iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (NYSE:EWT) opened at 16.52 on Monday. iShares MSCI Taiwan Index has a... 
 

The Coca-Cola Company Short Interest Down 20.4% in August (KO)

Shares of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) saw a significant drop in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 49,968,050 shares, a drop of 20.4% from the July 31st total of 62,797,788 shares, American Banking and Market News reports. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 13,544,871 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.7 days. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the stock are sold short. In other The Coca-Cola Company news, EVP Irial Finan sold 250,000 shares of The Coca-Cola Company stock on... 
 

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) is set to announce its earnings results on Tuesday, September 9th. Persons that are interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 14th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.47 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.75... 
 

Medtronic Short Interest Up 5.2% in August (MDT)

Shares of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) were the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 64,165,550 shares, an increase of 5.2% from the July 31st total of 61,004,729 shares, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Based on an average trading volume of 8,692,096 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.4 days. Currently, 6.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. In other Medtronic news, Director Shirley A. Jackson sold 2,769 shares of the stock in a transaction... 
 

Short Interest in SandRidge Energy Increases By 8.6% (SD)

Shares of SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 60,467,293 shares, a growth of 8.6% from the July 31st total of 55,677,320 shares, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Based on an average daily volume of 13,647,679 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.4 days. Approximately 14.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of SandRidge Energy... 
 

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest (VXX)

Shares of iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (NYSE:VXX) were the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 55,415,231 shares, an increase of 11.1% from the July 31st total of 49,858,383 shares, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Approximately 0.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 56,296,865 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (NYSE:VXX)... 
 
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