Short Sellers Grow More Selective on Social Media Stocks

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Social media has taken the world by storm, building virtual communities for anyone who has internet access and allowing people to connect and share across the globe. Many of these sites have changed the world in terms of how we meet people, read the news, get jobs and even date. These companies are on the cutting edge of social trends and are a good beacon to look toward for change.

Facebook and Twitter are the main names in this group, with one hitting all-time highs while the other is holding near its low. Despite being the preferred communication channel for the current U.S. commander-in-chief, Twitter still has been unable to monetize its platform, which has investors growing ever more concerned.

The November 30 short interest data have been compared with the previous report. Short interest in these selected social media stocks was mixed for this settlement date.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its short interest decrease to 19.59 million shares from the previous 21.72 million. Shares were last seen trading at $179.13, within a 52-week trading range of $114.77 to $184.25.

The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 39.09 million from the previous level of 35.78 million. Shares traded at $22.04, in a 52-week range of $14.12 to $22.48.

Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) saw its short interest rise to 20.89 million from the previous level of 20.31 million. Shares were trading at $29.13, in a 52-week range of $15.42 to $32.87.

Weibo Corp.’s (NASDAQ: WB) short interest came in at 6.77 million, compared to the previous level of 7.11 million. Shares were changing hands at $103.63, within a 52-week trading range of $40.12 to $123.00.

Short interest in Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) decreased to 5.09 million shares. The previous reading was 5.43 million. Shares recently traded at $41.98, in a 52-week range of $26.93 to $48.40.

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) saw its short interest increase to 124.26 million, compared to the previous level of 122.67 million. Shares were trading at $16.00, in a post-IPO range of $11.28 to $29.44.