Short Interest: Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Staples, (SPLS), Applied Materials (AMAT), Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA)

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI). As of September 15, the short interest for the satellite radio services provider totaled 244,138,412 shares, as compared to 274,454,478 shares since August 29, a decline of 11.05%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 4,856,960 to 28,186,736 shares from 33,043,696 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has decreased by more than 74M shares, or 23.27%, 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 8.66 days. Days-to-cover for SIRI increased to 8.66 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 8.31 days at the August 29 report.

Sirius XM Holdings has a beta of 1.65 and a short float of 9.84%. 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 $3.33. Shares are down 14.07% year-over-year and 2.01% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO). As of September 15, the short interest for the networking solutions provider totaled 57,195,132 shares, as compared to 63,071,047 shares since August 29, a decline of -9.32%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 2,252,187 to 21,986,493 shares from 19,734,306 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has declined by more than 18.4M shares, or 24.40%, 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 2.60 days. Days-to-cover for CSCO decreased to 2.60 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 3.20 days at the August 29 report.

Cisco Systems, Inc. has a beta of 1.23 and a short float of 1.12%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of San Jose, California-based company have traded between a low of $20.22 and a high of $26.08 and are now at $24.90. Shares are up 11.15% year-over-year and 15.13% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Staples, Inc. (SPLS). As of September 15, the short interest for the operator of office products superstores totaled 80,662,688 shares, as compared to 93,016,026 shares since August 29, a decline of 13.28%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 2,153,429 to 12,777,844 shares from 10,624,415 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has decreased by more than 14.67M shares, or 15.39%, from the 7/31/2014 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 6.31 days. Days-to-cover for SPLS decreased to 6.31 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 8.75 days at the August 29 report.

Staples, Inc. has a beta of 1.60 and a short float of 12.62%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Framingham, Massachusetts-based company have traded between a low of $10.70 and a high of $16.67 and are now at $11.75. Shares are down 16.71% year-over-year and 23.04% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT). As of September 15, the short interest for the equipment supplier to the semiconductor, display and solar PV industries totaled 70,094,934 shares, as compared to 67,616,480 shares since August 29, a jump of 3.67%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 575,473 to 11,422,445 shares from 10,846,972 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has decreased by more than 5.7M shares, or 7.58%, from the 7/31/2014 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 6.14 days. Days-to-cover for AMAT decreased to 6.14 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 6.23 days at the August 29 report.

Applied Materials has a beta of 1.81 and a short float of 5.79%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Santa Clara, California-based company have traded between a low of $16.40 and a high of $23.46 and are now at $20.43. Shares are up 21.93% year-over-year and 19.77% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA). As of September 15, the short interest for the online social games operator totaled 59,221,210 shares, as compared to 52,695,202 shares since August 29, a jump of 12.38%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 4,392,339 to 12,387,840 shares from 16,780,179 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 4.78 days. Days-to-cover for ZNGA increased to 4.78 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 3.14 days at the August 29 report.

Zynga, Inc. has a beta of 2.74 and a short float of 8.14%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of San Francisco, California-based company have traded between a low of $2.55 and a high of $5.89 and are now at $2.58. Shares are down 29.95% year-over-year and 29.21% year-to-date.

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