Short Interest: Monster Beverage (MNST), Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), KeyCorp. (KEY), Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN), Amgen (AMGN)

Recent short interest data for the 8/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST). As of August 15, the short interest for the distributor of alternative beverage category beverages in the U.S. and internationally totaled 3,208,390 shares, as compared to 3,315,358 shares since July 31, a decline of -3.23 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period spiked by 1.64M, or 50%, to 3,260,594 shares from 1,617,301 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 1.2M shares, or 66.47%, 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 1.00 days. Days-to-cover for MNST decreased to 1.00 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.04 days at the July 31 report.

Monster Beverage has a beta of -0.05 and a short float of 2.13%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Corona, California-based company have traded between a low of $51.15 and a high of $94.93 and are now at $90.75. Shares are up 62.04% year-over-year and down 33.97% 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 Garmin Ltd. (GRMN). As of August 15, the short interest for the producer of consumer and professional grade GPS receivers totaled 19,262,913 shares, as compared to 18,198,092 shares since July 31, a rise of of 5.85%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by about 1M to 955,310 shares from 1,958,441 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 3.48M shares, or 22.10%, 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 20.16 days. Days-to-cover for GRMN increased to 20.16 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 9.29 days at the July 31 report.

Garmin has a beta of 0.76 and a short float of 15.41%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based company have traded between a low of $42.11 and a high of $62.05 and are now at $53.36. Shares are up 25.09% year-over-year and down 15.50% 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 KeyCorp. (KEY). As of August 15, the short interest for the healthcare products provider totaled 12,892,780 shares, as compared to 13,725,178 shares since July 31, a decline of -6.06 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 5.18M to 7,854,708 shares from 13,035,143 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 3.3M shares, or 35.70%, from the 1/31/2014 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 1.64 days. Days-to-cover for KEY increased to 1.64 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 1.05 days at the July 31 report.

KeyCorp. has a beta of 1.64 and a short float of 1.48%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Cleveland, Ohio-based company have traded between a low of $11.05 and a high of $14.70 and are now at $13.84. Shares are up 13.92% year-over-year and down 3.06% 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN). As of August 15, the short interest for the biotech firm totaled 4,033,545 shares, as compared to 3,955,671 shares since July 31, an increase of 1.97 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by about 400,000 to 1,041,866 shares from 1,454,933 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 818,000 shares, or 25.44%, 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 3.87 days. Days-to-cover for ALXN increased to 3.87 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.71 days at the July 31 report.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 0.62 and a short float of 2.06%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Cheshire, Connecticut-based company have traded between a low of $100.89 and a high of $185.43 and are now at $162.96. Shares are up 43.43% year-over-year and down 22.64% 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 Amgen Inc. (AMGN). As of August 15, the short interest for the biotech firm totaled 10,819,524 shares, as compared to 9,538,010 shares since July 31, an increase of 13.44 %. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell to 3,700,441 shares from 3,805,617 shares. It is worth noting that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 2.66M shares, or 32.61%, 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 2.92 days. Days-to-cover for AMGN increased to 2.92 for the August 15 settlement date, as compared to 2.50 days at the July 31 report.

Amgen has a beta of 0.29 and a short float of 1.43%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the Thousand Oaks, California-based company have traded between a low of $105.76 and a high of $139.93 and are now at $138.86. Shares are up 24.92% year-over-year and down 21.72% 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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