Short Interest: Intel Corporation (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Intel Corporation (INTC). As of August 15, the chip maker’s short interest totaled 125,669,617 shares, as compared to 135,371,781 shares since July 31, a decrease of about 7.50%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by almost 15M to 31,379,142 shares from 46,113,322 shares. It’s worth noting that ticker’s short interest has fallen 44% from the 3/14/2014 settlement date.

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 4.0 days. Days-to-cover for INTC decreased to 4.0 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.93 days at the July 31 report.

Intel has a beta of 0.84 and a short float of 3.40%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Intel Inc. have traded between a low of $21.97 and a high of $35.20 and are now at $34.92. Shares are up 58.87% y/y, and 34.54% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). As of August 15, the software giant’s short interest totaled 86,181,905 shares, as compared to 89,401,631 shares since July 31, a decrease of about 3.40%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 14M to 27,385,733 shares from 41,699,425 shares. It’s worth noting that ticker’s short interest has fallen by almost 6M, or 6.50%, from the 6/30/2014 settlement date.

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 3.14 days. Days-to-cover for MSFT increased to 3.14 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.14 days at the July 31 report.

Microsoft has a beta of 0.73 and a short float of 1.00%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Microsoft Inc. have traded between a low of $30.95 and a high of $45.71 and are now at $45.43. Shares are up 36% y/y, and 21.44% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Oracle Corporation (ORCL). As of August 15, the software developer’s short interest totaled 35,125,537 shares, as compared to 34,293,502 shares since July 31, an increase of about 3.00%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period meanwhile decreased by more than 3M to 10,292,796 shares from 13,297,532 shares. It’s worth noting that ticker’s short interest has fallen by almost 7M, or 16.66%, from the 2/14/2014 settlement date.

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 3.41 days. Days-to-cover for ORCL increased to 3.14 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.57 days at the July 31 report.

Oracle has a beta of 1.07 and a short float of 1.0%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Oracle Corp. have traded between a low of $31.82 and a high of $43.19 and are now at $41.53. Shares are up 30.35% y/y, and 8.55% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO). As of August 15, the short interest for the networking equipment provider totaled 63,934,683 shares, as compared to 72,138,151 shares since July 31, a decrease of about 12.50%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period meanwhile increased by almost 2M to 29,353,698 shares from 27,406,975 shares. It’s worth noting that ticker’s short interest has fallen by about 12M, or 16%, from the 5/15/2014 settlement date.

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 2.17 days. Days-to-cover for CSCO decreased to 2.17 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.63 days at the July 31 report.

Cisco has a beta of 1.23 and a short float of 1.20%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Cisco Systems have traded between a low of $20.22 and a high of $26.08 and are now at $24.99. Shares are up 7.21% y/y, and 11.41% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW). As of August 15, the short interest for the shipbuilding and ship-repair organization totaled 8,206,716 shares, as compared to 8,725,243 shares since July 31, a decrease of about 520.000 shares. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period decreased to 1,835,889 shares from 2,328,222 shares. It’s worth noting that ticker’s short interest has fallen by 5.3M, or 39.61%, from the 2/28/2014 settlement date.

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 4.47 days. Days-to-cover for MTW decreased to 4.47 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 3.74 days at the July 31 report.

Manitowoc has a beta of 3.81 and a short float of 7.60%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Manitowoc Company, Inc have traded between a low of $18.12 and a high of $33.50 and are now at $29.42. Shares are up 47.25% y/y, and 26.16% year-to-date.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

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