Short Interest: Apple Inc (AAPL), Tesla Motors (TSLA), Twitter (TWTR), Anadigics (ANAD), Facebook Inc. (FB)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL). As of August 15, the iPhone maker’s short interest totaled 95,116,846 shares, as compared to 103,492,685 shares since July 31, a decrease of about 8%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period also fell to 41,052,838 shares from 52,221,094 shares.

Based on the latest AVM, the days-to-cover ratio — a metric that includes both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded — is currently 2.3 days. Days-to-cover for AAPL increased to 2.3 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.9 days at the July 31 report.

Apple has a beta of 0.83 and a short float of 1.90%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Apple Inc. have traded between a low of $63.89 and a high of $102.90 and are now at $102.50. Shares are up 47.27% y/y, and 27.89% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA). As of August 15, TSLA’s short interest totaled 22,555,047 shares, as compared to 24,128,803 shares since July 31, a decrease of about 8.5%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by more than 2M shares to 6,774,265 from 4,294,376 shares.

Based on the latest AVM, the days-to-cover ratio — a metric that includes both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded — is currently 3.3 days. Days-to-cover for the electric carmaker’s shares decreased to 3.3 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 5.6 days at the July 31 report.

TSLA has a beta of 1.36 and a short float of 26.80%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Tesla Motors have traded between a low of $116.10 and a high of $272.00 and are now at $269.70. Shares are up 60% y/y, and 79% year-to-date. That follows a 330% surge for the stock in fiscal 2013.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a relatively strong increase in short interest for shares of Anadigics, Inc. (ANAD). As of August 15, ANAD’s short interest totaled 6,454,805 shares, as compared to 5,836,357 shares since July 31, an increase of 10.58%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period nearly doubled from 377,697 shares to 719,942 shares.

Based on the latest AVM, the days-to-cover ratio — a metric that includes both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded — is currently 8.9 days. Days-to-cover for Anadigics shares decreased to 8.9 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 15.4 days at the July 31 report.

ANAD has a beta of 1.24 and a short float of 10.50%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Anadigics, Inc. have traded between a low of $0.57 and a high of $2.20 and are now at $0.627. Shares are down 66% y/y.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Facebook, Inc.  (FB). As of August 15, the social network’s short interest totaled 35,303,147 shares, as compared to 37,776,463 shares since July 31, a decrease of more than 5%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 20M shares to 31,639,979 shares from 51,144,772 shares.

Based on the latest AVM, the days-to-cover ratio — a metric that includes both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded — is currently 1.1 days. Days-to-cover for FB increased to 1.1 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.0 day at the July 31 report.

FB has a beta of 0.94 and a short float of 2.30%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Facebook have traded between a low of $41.44 and a high of $76.74 and are now at $74.82. Shares are up 81% y/y, and 39.61% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Twitter, Inc.  (TWTR). As of August 15, the blogging platform’s short interest totaled 21,606,094 shares, as compared to 31,283,622 shares since July 31, a decrease of 32.25%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 10M shares to 22,942,097 shares from 33,509,128 shares.

Based on the latest AVM, the days-to-cover ratio — a metric that includes both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded — is currently 1.0 day. Days-to-cover for TWTR remained unchanged to 1.0 from the July 31 report.

TWTR has a short float of 6.60%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Twitter have traded between a low of $29.51 and a high of $74.73 and are now at $49.75. Shares are up 10.8% y/y, and down 21.84% year-to-date.

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