Short Interest: Gilead Sciences (GILD), Nvidia Corporation (NVDA), Microsoft (MSFT), Amarin Corp plc (AMRN), Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX)

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD). As of September 15, the short interest for the biopharmaceutical company totaled 62,396,689 shares, as compared to 75,491,965 shares since August 29, a decline of 17.35%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 1,798,746 to 16,127,002 shares from 14,328,256 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has decreased by more than 35.84M shares, or 36.48%, 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 3.87 days. Days-to-cover for GILD decreased to 3.87 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 5.27 days at the August 29 report.

Gilead Sciences Inc. has a beta of 0.98 and a short float of 4.10%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Foster City, California-based firm have traded between a low of $58.81 and a high of $110.64 and are now at $106.50. Shares are up 72.61% year-over-year and 41.84% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Nvidia Corporation (NVDA). As of September 15, the short interest for the visual computing company totaled 51,397,781 shares, as compared to 71,540,613 shares since August 29, a decline of 28.16%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 1,054,724 to 6,738,514 shares from 5,683,790 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 7.63 days. Days-to-cover for NVDA decreased to 7.63 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 12.59 days at the August 29 report.

NVIDIA Corporation has a beta of 1.39 and a short float of 9.98%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Santa Clara, California-based company have traded between a low of $14.52 and a high of $20.15 and are now at $18.23. Shares are up 20.25% year-over-year and 14.87% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows a decrease in short interest for shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). As of September 15, the short interest for the software giant totaled 76,826,619 shares, as compared to 81,010,195 shares since August 29, a decline of 5.16%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 12,586,680 to 33,859,544 shares from 21,272,864 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 15.39M shares, or 16.69%, 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 2.27 days. Days-to-cover for MSFT decreased to 2.27 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 3.81 days at the August 29 report.

Microsoft Corporation has a beta of 0.69 and a short float of 1.02%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Redmond, Washington-based company have traded between a low of $32.80 and a high of $47.57 and are now at $46.09. Shares are up 40.01% year-over-year and 25.79% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Amarin Corporation plc (AMRN). As of September 15, the short interest for the biopharmaceutical company totaled 33,810,003 shares, as compared to 29,354,857 shares since August 29, a jump of 15.18%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 2,127,273 to 4,569,514 shares from 2,442,241 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 7.33M shares, or 27.70%, 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 7.40 days. Days-to-cover for AMRN decreased to 7.40 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 12.02 days at the August 29 report.

Amarin Corporation has a beta of 0.63 and a short float of 20.99%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Dublin, Ireland-based company have traded between a low of $0.98 and a high of $7.39 and are now at $1.06. Shares are down 84.62% year-over-year and 46.19% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/15/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (OREX). As of September 15, the short interest for the biopharmaceutical company totaled 31,598,902 shares, as compared to 26,402,725 shares since August 29, a jump of 19.68%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 3,132,847 to 6,888,809 shares from 3,755,962 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 18.9M shares, or 149%, 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 4.59 days. Days-to-cover for OREX decreased to 4.59 for the September 15 settlement date, as compared to 7.03 days at the August 29 report.

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. has a beta of 3.03 and a short float of 27.74%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of La Jolla, California-based firm have traded between a low of $3.94 and a high of $7.82 and are now at $4.05. Shares are down 36.62% year-over-year and 28.06% year-to-date.

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