Short Interest: Qihoo 360 Technology (QIHU), Emerge Energy (EMES), Boston Scientific (BSX), AutoZone (AZO), Vmware (VMW)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (QIHU). As of August 15, the short interest for the Chinese provider of internet and mobile security products totaled 6,906,607 shares, as compared to 5,576,787 shares since July 31, a jump of 23.85%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 345,000 to 2,718,560 shares from 3,063,727 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 3.7M shares, or 122.20%, 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 2.54 days. Days-to-cover for QIHU increased to 2.54 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.82 days at the July 31 report.

Qihoo 360 Technology has a beta of 1.84 and a short float of 8.84%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Beijing, China-based company have traded between a low of $73.00 and a high of $124.42 and are now at $86.73. Shares are up 4.391% year-over-year, and 7.05% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES). As of August 15, the short interest for the energy services company totaled 324,471 shares, as compared to 204,074 shares since July 31, a jump of 58.99 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell to 395,855 shares from 396,297 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has surged by more than 255,000 shares, or 371.15%, 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 1.00 day. Days-to-cover for EMES remained unchanged for the July 31 – August 15 settlement date.

Emerge Energy Services LP has a short float of 18.40%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Southlake, Texas-based company have traded between a low of $29.59 and a high of $145.72 and are now at $127.73. Shares are up 306.01% year-over-year and 188.13% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX). As of August 15, the short interest for the manufacturer of medical devices totaled 38,636,682 shares, as compared to 27,894,774 shares since July 31, a spike of 38.51 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell to 9,493,507 shares from 9,767,091 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 20M shares, or 108.65%, from the 3/31/2014 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 4.6 days. Days-to-cover for BSX increased to 4.06 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.85 days at the July 31 report.

Boston Scientific Corporation has a beta of 1.04 and a short float of 1.80%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Natick, Massachusetts-based company have traded between a low of $11.12 and a high of $14.08 and are now at $12.01. Shares are up 4.43% year-over-year and flat year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a small increase in short interest for shares of AutoZone, Inc. (AZO). As of August 15, the short interest for the automotive replacement parts company totaled 1,790,913 shares, as compared to 1,760,351 shares since July 31, an increase of 1.73 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 85,219 to 147,304 shares from 232,523 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has declined by about 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 12.15 days. Days-to-cover for AZO increased to 12.15 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 7.57 days at the July 31 report.

AutoZone, Inc. has a beta of 0.20 and a short float of 5.30%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Memphis, Tennessee-based company have traded between a low of $408.90 and a high of $561.62 and are now at $538.04. Shares are up 28.86% year-over-year and 12.87% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of VMware, Inc. (VMW). As of August 15, the short interest for the virtualization infrastructure solutions firm totaled 19,736,558 shares, as compared to 20,728,526 shares since July 31, a decline of -4.79 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 943,000 to 1,350,146 shares from 2,293,334 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 6.8M shares, or 53.57%, 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 14.61 days. Days-to-cover for VMW increased to 14.61 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 9.03 days at the July 31 report.

VMware has a beta of 1.56 and a short float of 19.20%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Palo Alto, California-based company have traded between a low of $76.51 and a high of $112.89 and are now at $95.40. Shares are up 12.49% year-over-year and 6.34% year-to-date.

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