Short Interest: Conversant (CNVR), GNC Holdings (GNC), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Citrix Systems (CTXS), ARRIS Group (ARRS)

Recent short interest data for the 8/29/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Conversant, Inc. (CNVR). As of August 29, the short interest for the digital marketing services provider totaled 17,218,100 shares, as compared to 17,532,100 shares since August 15, a decline of -1.79%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 550,000 to 362,508 shares from 912,738 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 5.55M shares, or 47.60%, 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 47.49 days. Days-to-cover for CNVR increased to 47.49 for the August 29 settlement date, as compared to 19.20 days at the August 15 report.

Conversant, Inc. has a beta of 1.43 and a short float of 28.99%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Westlake Village, California-based company have traded between a low of $18.62 and a high of $35.17 and are now at $34.80. Shares are up 52.97% year-over-year and 48.91% 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 8/29/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC). As of August 29, the short interest for the specialty retailer of health and wellness products totaled 4,462,301 shares, as compared to 3,274,639 shares since August 15, a jump of 36.27%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by almost 1M to 2,030,239 shares from 3,015,495 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 1.89M shares, or 73.68%, from the 6/13/2014 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 2.19 days. Days-to-cover for GNC increased to 2.19 for the August 29 settlement date, as compared to 1.08 days at the August 15 report.

GNC Holdings has a beta of 1.40 and a short float of 5.28%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company have traded between a low of $30.84 and a high of $60.98 and are now at $39.56. Shares are down 24.95% year-over-year and 32.32% 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 8/29/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI). As of August 29, the short interest for the data communications and telecommunications equipment provider totaled 8,196,726 shares, as compared to 6,851,088 shares since August 15, an increase of 19.64%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 152,000 to 2,184,362 shares from 2,032,701 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 3.27M shares, or 66.48%, 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 3.75 days. Days-to-cover for MSI increased to 3.75 for the August 29 settlement date, as compared to 3.37 days at the August 15 report.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. has a beta of 0.72 and a short float of 3.71%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Schaumburg, Illinois-based company have traded between a low of $57.76 and a high of $68.33 and are now at $61.54. Shares are up 7.1% year-over-year ; down 8.83% 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 8/29/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS). As of August 29, the short interest for the cloud infrastructure solutions provider totaled 11,825,064 shares, as compared to 13,021,011 shares since August 15, a decline of -9.18%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 333,000 to 1,551,201 shares from 1,884,307 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has declined by more than 12.63M shares, or 51.64%, 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 7.62 days. Days-to-cover for CTXS increased to 7.62 for the August 29 settlement date, as compared to 6.91 days at the August 15 report.

Citrix Systems has a beta of 2.23 and a short float of 7.23%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company have traded between a low of $51.18 and a high of $77.16 and are now at $71.97. Shares are down 2.47% year-over-year ; up 13.79% 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 8/29/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of ARRIS Group, Inc. (ARRS). As of August 29, the short interest for the media entertainment and data communications provider totaled 3,480,720 shares, as compared to 3,734,477 shares since August 15, a decline of -6.80%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 1.81M to 1,168,998 shares from 2,985,099 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has declined by more than 1.9M shares, or 36.35%, from the 6/30/2014 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 2.97 days. Days-to-cover for ARRS increased to 2.97 for the August 29 settlement date, as compared to 1.25 days at the August 15 report.

ARRIS Group has a beta of 0.73 and a short float of 2.63%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Suwanee, Georgia-based company have traded between a low of $16.23 and a high of $35.83 and are now at $30.52. Shares are up 84.52% year-over-year and 25.39% 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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