Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) saw its short interest fall by 1.5% to 246.2 million shares, about 10.2% of the stock’s float. Days to cover was five. The stock’s share price fell about 6.9% in the two-week period to October 15 and closed at $3.37 Friday, in a 52-week range of $2.98 to $3.89. The share price has dropped about 3.4% since January 1.
Short interest in Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) rose 2.3% in the two-week period. Some 151.49 million shares are currently short, representing 15.2% of the company’s float and a days-to-cover number of 16. The company’s famously generous dividend yield has slipped to 6.4% from over 8% in late February. Shares closed Friday at $6.28, in a 52-week range of $4.36 to $7.24. They posted a share price decrease of about 8.9% for the two-week short interest period. Year to date, the stock has gained about 35%.
For Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), short interest rose 10.5% to 137.17 million shares. About 2.8% of Intel’s float was short and days to cover was three. The stock’s price dropped more than 10% during the two-week period, and it is up nearly 28% year to date. The stock closed at $33.18 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $23.40 to $35.56.
Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) has 104.08 million shares short, down 0.9% from the number short on September 30, and 9.8% of the company’s float. Days to cover was three for the heavily traded stock. Shares dropped 20% in the period to October 15, they and are up nearly 43% year to date. Shares closed at $31.06 on Thursday, in a 52-week range of $16.30 to $34.85.
Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) experienced a rise of 0.5% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 4.7% of the company’s shares are held short and the days to cover was five. The stock’s price was down more than 6% in the two-week period and up about 4.5% year to date. Shares closed at $54.26 Friday night, in a 52-week range of $46.58 to $57.49.
Short interest in BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) rose 8.3% in the first two weeks of October to a total of 99.84 million shares, or 20.4% of BlackBerry’s float. Days to cover is eight for this highly volatile stock. Short sellers watched share prices fall nearly 11% in the two-week period. They closed at $10.26 Friday night, in a 52-week range of $5.44 to $11.65, and are up about 38% year to date.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) remained among the top seven shorted stocks on the Nasdaq, with the number of shares short rising by 2.1% to 99.55 million. Days to cover is two and just 1.7% of Apple’s shares were shorted. The stock price fell about 2.5% in the two-week period and shares closed at $105.22 Friday, near the top of a 52-week range of $70.51 to $105.49. Year to date, the shares are up more than 31%.
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