Short Interest: JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU), Adobe Systems (ADBE), Sunesis Pharmaceuticals (SNSS), Mattel (MAT), Flextronics Int’l (FLEX)

Recent short interest data for the 9/30/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU). As of September 30, the short interest for the tech company totaled 12,546,092 shares, as compared to 10,085,391 shares since September 15, a jump of 24.40%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 5,147,643 to 3,589,694 shares from 8,737,337 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 7.7M shares, or 159.32%, from the 5/30/2014 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 3.50 days. Days-to-cover for JDSU increased to 3.50 for the September 30 settlement date, as compared to 1.15 days at the September 15 report.

JDS Uniphase Corporation has a beta of 1.71 and a short float of 5.47%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Milpitas, California-based company have traded between a low of $10.29 and a high of $16.61 and are now at $11.83. Shares are down 20.43% year-over-year and 9.47% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/30/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE). As of September 30, the short interest for the software company totaled 9,376,724 shares, as compared to 6,942,166 shares since September 15, a jump of 35.07%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 2,547,678 to 4,728,474 shares from 2,180,796 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 5.1M shares, or 122.39%, 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 1.98 days. Days-to-cover for ADBE decreased to 1.98 for the September 30 settlement date, as compared to 3.18 days at the September 15 report.

Adobe Systems Inc. has a beta of 1.46 and a short float of 1.89%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of San Jose, California-based company have traded between a low of $51.70 and a high of $74.69 and are now at $63.47. Shares are up 19.76% year-over-year and 3.86% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/30/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNSS). As of September 30, the short interest for the biopharmaceutical company totaled 10,826,791 shares, as compared to 8,444,378 shares since September 15, a jump of 28.21%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 331,237 to 1,262,456 shares from 931,219 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 4.6M shares, or 75%, from the 5/30/2014 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 8.58 days. Days-to-cover for SNSS decreased to 8.58 for the September 30 settlement date, as compared to 9.07 days at the September 15 report.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.57 and a short float of 28.42%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of South San Francisco, California-based company have traded between a low of $1.00 and a high of $8.46 and are now at $1.33. Shares are down 74.54% year-over-year and 73.84% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/30/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Mattel, Inc. (MAT). As of September 30, the short interest for the healthcare products provider totaled 15,488,419 shares, as compared to 12,828,150 shares since September 15, a jump of 20.74%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period rose by 2,900,543 to 4,846,718 shares from 1,946,175 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 7.3M shares, or 90%, 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 3.20 days. Days-to-cover for MAT decreased to 3.20 for the September 30 settlement date, as compared to 6.59 days at the September 15 report.

Mattel, Inc. has a beta of 1.15 and a short float of 4.60%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of the New York-based company have traded between a low of $28.67 and a high of $47.94 and are now at $29.66. Shares are down 23.55% year-over-year and 33.78% year-to-date.

Recent short interest data for the 9/30/2014 settlement date shows an increase in short interest for shares of Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX). As of September 30, the short interest for the provider of supply chain services to original equipment manufacturers worldwide totaled 7,052,603 shares, as compared to 5,280,981 shares since September 15, a jump of 33.55%. Average daily volume [AVM] for the same period fell by 895,684 to 3,966,578 shares from 4,862,262 shares. It is worth mentioning that ticker’s short interest has jumped by more than 3.1M shares, or 81%, from the 8/29/2014 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 1.78 days. Days-to-cover for FLEX increased to 1.78 for the September 30 settlement date, as compared to 1.09 days at the September 15 report.

Flextronics International Ltd. has a beta of 0.98 and a short float of 1.37%. In the past 52 weeks, shares of Singapore-based company have traded between a low of $7.01 and a high of $11.83 and are now at $8.82. Shares are down 3.31% year-over-year ; up 12.74% year-to-date.

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