Short Interest Rises in Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOGL), Tesla (TSLA), GoPro (GPRO); Short Interest Falls in Facebook (FB), Gilead (GILD) (more...)

January 12, 2015 6:09 PM EST

NASDAQ announced after the close of trading Monday that short interest in all 2,923 NASDAQ securities totaled 8,124,851,092 shares at the December 31, 2014 settlement date, compared with 2,910 issues and 8,441,763,186 shares at the end of the previous reporting period.

Below are some notable short interest updates for several notable and heavily shorted NASDAQ stocks.

HIGHER SHORT INTEREST

  • Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) short interest goes up from 53,673,391 shares to 61,293,800. Days to cover from 1.00 to 1.4.
  • Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) short interest goes up from 58,708,012 shares to 62,011,124. Days to cover from 2.06 to 2.16.
  • Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) short interest goes up from 2,363,748 shares to 3,010,767. Days to cover from 1.03 to 1.13. NOTE: Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) short interest goes up from 2,876,401 shares to 2,766,885. Days to cover from 1.49 to 1.23
  • Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) short interest goes up from 23,474,178 shares to 25,111,288. Days to cover from 3.45 to 5.28.
  • Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) short interest goes up from 2,848,915 shares to 2,898,869. Days to cover from 1.26 to 1.63.
  • BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) short interest goes up from 111,509,772 shares to 118,642,376. Days to cover from 11.43 to 8.15.
  • GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) short interest goes up from 12,755,375 shares to 14,790,365. Days to cover from 1.92 to 1.96.
  • SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) short interest goes up from 18,643,049 shares to 20,578,637. Days to cover from 7.57 to 8.75.
  • El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ: LOCO) short interest goes up from 2,910,539 shares to 3,087,402 shares. Days to cover from 1.87 to 2.54.
  • Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT) short interest goes up from 2,370,067 shares to 2,689,847. Days to cover from 4.29 to 5.52.

LOWER SHORT INTEREST

  • Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) short interest goes down from 34,842,204 shares to 31,905,982. Days to cover remains at 1.37
  • Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) short interest goes down from 2,876,401 shares to 2,766,885. Days to cover from 1.49 to 1.23. NOTE: Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) short interest goes up from 2,363,748 shares to 3,010,767. Days to cover from 1.03 to 1.13.
  • Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) short interest goes down from 10,373,953 shares to 10,038,445. Days to cover from 2.20 to 1.43.
  • Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) short interest goes down from 11,165,661 shares to 10,373,953. Days to cover from 3.22 to 2.20
  • Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) short interest goes down from 5,997,113 shares to 5,088,795. Days to cover from 3.22 to 3.19.
  • Micron (NASDAQ: MU) short interest goes down from 88,342,760 shares to 85,953,899. Days to cover from 4.74 to 6.12.
  • Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) short interest goes down from 6,156,295 shares to 5,662,234. Days to cover from 3.71 to 4.54.
  • Lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) short interest goes down from 23,349,907 shares to 21,144,354. Days to cover from 4.26 to 10.54.
  • First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) short interest goes down from 8,939,981 shares to 7,994,662. Days to cover from 4.08 to 3.3
  • Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) short interest goes down from 70,485,894 shares to 67,355,300. Days to cover from 7.04 to 4.57.
  • SodaStream International (NASDAQ: SODA) short interest goes down from 3,064,343 shares to 2,960,352. Days to cover from 4.86 to 5.52.
  • Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) short interest goes down from 86,567,261 shares to 77,724,381. Days to cover from 6.43 to 5.57
  • MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) short interest goes down from 78,755,843 shares to 75,654,134. Days to cover from 22.07 to 18.15.


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