Herbalife (HLF) Has Largest Short Interest Gain on NYSE, Ford (F) Largest Drop

January 14, 2013 11:12 AM EST Send to a Friend
The following is a list of NYSE-traded stocks with the largest overall change in short interest for the period from December 14, 2012, through December 31, 2012. ETFs were taken out, though there are a few with large changes.

Largest positive changes:

* Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) - up 11,077,272 shares to 37,298,384 shares, or 35.1 percent of float. Days to cover (DTC) is at 2.
* Nokia Corp ADS (NYSE: NOK) - up 10,867,951 shares to 291,737,901shares, or 7.8 percent of float. DTC at 5.
* Delphi Automotive plc (NYSE: DLPH) - up 10,145,113 shares to 14,541,441 shares, or 4.8 percent of float. DTS at 1.
* Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: HOV) - up 9,056,537 shares to 40,759,255 shares, or 38.0 percent of float. DTC at 3.
* General Motors Company Common (NYSE: GM) - up 7,415,797 shares to 68,270,831 shares, or 9.3 percent of float. DTC at 5.
* Cobalt International Energy (NYSE: CIE) - up 6,090,162 shares to 13,262,793 shares, of 5.4 percent of float. DTC at 8.
* Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) - up 5,096,737 shares to 12,637,989 shares, or 7.6 percent of float. DTC at 12.
* Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE: NLY) - up 4,576,503 shares to 39,784,416 shares, or 4.1 percent of float. DTC at 2.

Largest negative changes:

* Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) - down 41,499,527 shares to 139,301,876 shares, or 3.7 percent of float. DTC at 2.
* Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) - down 39,421,371 shares to 26,248,924 shares, or 0.9 percent of float. DTC at 1.
* Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) - down 21,691,849 shares to 186,643,980 shares, or 1.7 percent of float. DTC at 1.
* Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) - down 18,653,635 shares to 101,099,942 shares, or 3.7 percent of float. DTC at 8.
* General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) - down 13,734,986 shares to 52,669,235 shares, or 0.5 percent of float. DTC at 1.
* Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE) - down 11,772,535 shares to 58,348,618 shares, or 0.8 percent of float. DTC at 1.
* Exxon Mobil Corporation Common (NYSE: XOM) - down 8,483,078 shares to 27,504,659 shares, or 0.6 percent of float. DTC at 2.




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