Notable Short Interest Gains, Drops on NYSE Include Lowe's (LOW), 3D Systems (DDD), Hess (HES)

March 12, 2013 8:24 AM EDT Send to a Friend
The following is a summary of the top short interest changes on the NYSE spanning from 02/15/2013 through 02/28/2013. We've elimiated ETFs from the list given the sheer volume of some.

Largest positive changes:

1. Lowes Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) - short interest up 23,100,481 shares to 39,989,403 shares, or 3.6 percent of float.
2. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) - short interest up 14,168,207 shares to 61,213,346 shares, or 2.1 percent of float.
3. Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP) - short interest up 13,742,686 shares to 37,512,091 shares, or 13.4 percent of float.
4. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (NYSE: DD) - short interest up 13,586,501 shares to 36,963,863 shares, or 4 percent of float.
5. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) - short interest up 10,699,687 shares to 90,539,512 shares, or 1.7 percent of float.
6. US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) - short interest up 10,269,286 shares to 31,794,959 shares, or 19.7 percent of float.
7. 3D Systems Corp (NYSE: DDD) - short interest up 9,022,921 shares to 2,4046,443 shares, or 29.2 percent of float.
8. Nokia Corp (NYSE: NOK) - short interest up 7,013,843 shares to 337,984,576 shares, or 9 percent of float.
9. VALE S.A. (NYSE: VALE) - short interest up 6,922,198 shares to 39,664,467 shares, or 1.2 percent of float.
10. Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) - short interest up 5,700,803 shares to 43,711,582 shares, or 12.9 percent of float.

Largest negative changes:

1. Corpbanca (NYSE: BCA) - down 19,500,268 shares to 1,045,649 shares.
2. PEPCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM) - down 17,818,279 shares to 7,270,431 shares, or 3.2 percent of float.
3. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) - down 11,526,697 shares to 61,853,925 shares, or 26.1 percent percent of float.
4. H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) - down 10,884,270 shares to 5,673,129 shares, or 1.8 percent percent of float.
5. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG) - down 10,254,844 shares to 3,793,452 shares, or 2.7 percent percent of float.
6. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) - down 10,024,040 shares to 64,691,684 shares, or 3.3 percent percent of float.
7. Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) - down 8,892,488 shares to 12,891,759 shares, or 0.9 percent percent of float.
8. Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) - down 6,255,348 shares to 12,871,148 shares, or 4.2 percent percent of float.
9. Axiall Corp. (NYSE: AXLL) - down 5,232,281 shares to 3,432,951 shares, or 5 percent percent of float.
10. Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) - down 5,016,955 shares to 6,697,857 shares, or 1.6 percent percent of float.


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