Short Interest: Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Rite Aid (RAD), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Goldman Sachs (GS), Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI). As of August 15, the short interest for the satellite radio services provider totaled 291,008,036 shares, as compared to 297,345,975 shares since July 31, a decrease of 2.13%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by more than 5M to 45,646,885 shares from 50,929,863 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped 57.48% 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 6.37 days. Days-to-cover for SIRI increased to 6.37 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 5.83 days at the July 31 report.

Sirius has a beta of 1.65 and a short float of 11.73%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the New York-based company have traded between a low of $2.98 and a high of $4.18 and are now at $3.60. Shares are down 6.87% year-over-year ; up 3.1% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a significant increase in short interest for shares of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD). As of August 15, the short interest for the operator of a chain of retail drugstores in the U.S. totaled 38,718,163 shares, as compared to 30,166,576 shares since July 31, an increase of 28.35%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 8.74M to 24,308,641 shares from 33,053,675 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined 16.05% from the 4/15/2014 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 1.59 days. Days-to-cover for RAD increased to 1.59 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.00 day at the July 31 report.

Rite Aid has a beta of 1.87 and a short float of 4.06%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based company have traded between a low of $3.52 and a high of $8.62 and are now at $6.49. Shares are down 85.96% year-over-year and 28.26% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN). As of August 15, the short interest for the specialty retail company totaled 8,426,619 shares, as compared to 7,518,231 shares since July 31, an increase of 12.08%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 409.000 to 2,040,704 shares from 1,631,955 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has spiked 98.49% 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 4.12 days. Days-to-cover for URBN fell to 4.12 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 4.60 day at the July 31 report.

Urban Outfitters has a beta of 1.38 and a short float of 8.37%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based company have traded between a low of $32.23 and a high of $42.79 and are now at $39.37. Shares are down 7.5% year-over-year ; up 6.12% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Goldman Sachs Group (GS). As of August 15, the investment banking firm’s short interest totaled 8,473,084 shares, as compared to 7,912,066 shares since July 31, an increase of 7.09%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 820.000 to 2,086,249 shares from 2,906,062 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has surged 42.69% 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 4.06 days. Days-to-cover for GS increased to 4.06 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.72 day at the July 31 report.

Goldman has a beta of 1.99 and a short float of 2.07%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the New York-based company have traded between a low of $151.65 and a high of $182.07 and are now at $179.75. Shares are up 14.74% year-over-year and 1.40% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARNA). As of August 15, the biotech firm ‘s short interest totaled 40,504,708 shares, as compared to 40,134,869 shares since July 31, an increase of 0.92%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 662.000 to 4,364,041 shares from 5,026,926 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined 37.85% 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 9.28 days. Days-to-cover for ARNA increased to 9.28 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 7.98 days at the July 31 report.

Arena has a beta of (2.28) and a short float of 23.30 %. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the San Diego, California-based company have traded between a low of $3.90 and a high of $7.97 and are now at $4.03. Shares are down 36.93% year-over-year and 31.11% year-to-date.

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