Short Interest: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Intuit (INTU), The Priceline Group (PCLN), Nike (NKE), BlackBerry Limited (BBRY)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO). As of August 15, the web portal’s short interest totaled 27,976,174 shares, as compared to 31,509,962 shares since July 31, a decrease of 11.21%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 15M to 12,670,670 shares from 27,699,355 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped 32.70% from the 4/30/2014 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 2.20 days. Days-to-cover for YHOO increased to 2.20 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.13 days at the July 31 report.

Yahoo has a beta of 0.90 and a short float of 3.04%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Sunnyvale, California-based company have traded between a low of $27.82 and a high of $41.72 and are now at $39.59. Shares are up 46% year-over-year and down 2.1% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Intuit Inc. (INTU). As of August 15, the short interest for the financial management solutions provider totaled 7,118,956 shares, as compared to 7,342,401 shares since July 31, a decrease of 3.04%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period jumped by more than 100,000 to 1,131,942 shares from 1,031,222 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has decreased 39.21% 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 6.28 days. Days-to-cover for INTU decreased to 6.28 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 7.12 days at the July 31 report.

Intuit has a beta of 0.71 and a short float of 2.64%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Mountain View, California-based company have traded between a low of $64.25 and a high of $86.80 and are now at $83.98. Shares are up 32.19% year-over-year and 10.4% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN). As of August 15, the short interest for the online travel company totaled 1,159,573 shares, as compared to 1,340,797 shares since July 31, a decrease of 13.50%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period jumped by more than 348,000 to 999,965 shares from 651,166 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 1.15 days. Days-to-cover for PCLN decreased to 1.15 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.05 days at the July 31 report.

Priceline has a beta of 1.59 and a short float of 2.22%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Norwalk, Connecticut-based company have traded between a low of $946.51 and a high of $1,378.96 and are now at $ 1,195.02. Shares are up 27.33% year-over-year and 2.81% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Nike, Inc. (NKE). As of August 15, the short interest for the athletic footwear company totaled 7,081,456 shares, as compared to 7,668,037 shares since July 31, a decrease of 7.65%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell fractionally to 2,996,055 shares from 3,021,916 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped 18.41% from the 12/31/2013 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 2.36 days. Days-to-cover for NKE declined to 2.36 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.53 days at the July 31 report.

Nike has a beta of 0.72 and a short float of 1.03%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Beaverton, Oregon-based company have traded between a low of $64.17 and a high of $82.11 and are now at $82.04. Shares are up 30.06% year-over-year and down 4.19% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a small increase in short interest for shares of BlackBerry Limited (BBRY). As of August 15, the short interest for the BlackBerry maker totaled 88,846,883 shares, as compared to 88,526,319 shares since July 31, an increase of 0.36%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 12M to 7,761,833 shares from 19,752,253 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined 15.76% 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 11.44 days. Days-to-cover for BBRY increased to 11.44 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 4.48 days at the July 31 report.

Blackberry has a beta of 0.27 and a short float of 18.53%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Waterloo, Canada-based company have traded between a low of $5.44 and a high of $11.65 and are now at $10.40. Shares are up 2.77% year-over-year and down 39.78% year-to-date.

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