Short Interest: GoPro (GPRO), Pfizer (PFE), Micron Technology (MU), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), General Electric (GE)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of GoPro, Inc. (GPRO). As of August 15, the short interest for the hardware and software solutions company totaled 6,972,675 shares, as compared to 6,270,903 shares since July 31, an increase of about 11.20%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 3.3M to 3,773,523 shares from 7,153,477 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped 31% from the 7/15/2014 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 1.84 days. Days-to-cover for GPRO increased to 1.84 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.00 days at the July 31 report.

GoPro has a beta of 0.66 and a short float of 3.20%. Since its June 26 initial public offering, shares of the manufacturer of high-definition personal cameras have traded between a low of $28.65 and a high of $57.45 and are now up 69.37% to $53.08.

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 Pfizer Inc. (PFE). As of August 15, the short interest for the healthcare products provider totaled 69,502,226 shares, as compared to 72,619,112 shares since July 31, a decline of 4.3%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 2.3M to 24,441,395 shares from 26,835,170 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 20M shares, or 40.84%, from the 1/15/2014 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 2.84 days. Days-to-cover for PFE increased to 2.84 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.70 days at the July 31 report.

Pfizer has a beta of 0.73 and a short float of 0.90%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the New York-based company have traded between a low of $27.87 and a high of $32.96 and are now at $29.37. Shares are up 4.11% year-over-year, and down 4% 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 significant decrease in short interest for shares of Micron Technology, Inc (MU). As of August 15, the short interest for the semiconductor solutions firm totaled 105,149,070 shares, as compared to 125,250,679 shares since July 31, a decline of more than 20M shares, or 16%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell to 24,628,484 shares from 27,066,106 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined by more than 19.5M shares, or 15.6%, 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 4.26 days. Days-to-cover for MU increased fractionally to 4.26 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 4.62 days at the July 31 report.

Micron has a beta of 1.72 and a short float of 10.50%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Boise, Idaho-based company have traded between a low of $14.44 and a high of $34.85 and are now at $32.12. Shares are up 136.7% year-over-year and 47.68% 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 relatively small decrease in short interest for shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK). As of August 15, the short interest for the producer of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids totaled 47,396,682 shares, as compared to 47,945,122 shares since July 31, a decline of less than 600,000 shares, or 1.4%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period increased to 8,086,592 shares from 7,759,724 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined by more than 10.19M shares 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 5.86 days. Days-to-cover for CHK fell to 5.86 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 6.17 days at the July 31 report.

Chesapeake Energy has a beta of 1.46 and a short float of 8.10%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based company have traded between a low of $23.92 and a high of $31.49 and are now at $26.03. Shares are up less than 1% year-over-year and down 4.09% 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 General Electric Company (GE). As of August 15, the short interest for the infrastructure and financial services firm totaled 71,441,488 shares, as compared to 67,205,943 shares since July 31, an increase of more than 4.23M shares, or 6.30%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 6.5M to 29,421,496 shares from 35,996,163 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined by approximately 8.2M shares, or 10.30%, 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 2.42 days. Days-to-cover for GE increased to 2.42 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.86 days at the July 31 report.

GE has a beta of 1.15 and a short float of 0.70%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company have traded between a low of $22.96 and a high of $28.09 and are now at $25.96. Shares are up 12.19% year-over-year and down 7.38% 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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