Largest Decreases in Short Interest on 12/15/2016

Shares that are sold "short" are borrowed then sold with the hopes that the share price will drop before the shares that were borrowed have to be repurchased and returned. A large amount of short interest may be an indication that a share price may be ready to decline in the near future. "Short" shares can also serve as a hedge for investors that have purchased a large number of shares of a company thinking that the share price will rise over time. Learn more.

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CompanyShares Sold Short on 12/15/2016Shares Sold Short on 11/30/2016Change% Change% FloatDays to CoverAvg. Daily Volume
Apple Inc. (AAPL)46,073,01558,951,317-12,878,302-21.8%0.91.433,340,878
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO)547,7091,091,111-543,402-49.8%01.0551,584
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)42,118,62546,693,515-4,574,890-9.8%0.81.724,091,740
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH)8,922,70611,873,691-2,950,985-24.9%1.51.65,543,266
Staples, Inc. (SPLS)12,737,91415,290,980-2,553,066-16.7%21.87,250,661
Conn's, Inc. (CONN)5,610,4585,989,968-379,510-6.3%26.26.0934,221
lululemon athletica inc. (LULU)12,289,04414,193,117-1,904,073-13.4%12.72.94,260,833
Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)12,733,66814,201,137-1,467,469-10.3%5.13.43,741,241
Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)57,001,50560,017,272-3,015,767-5.0%5.82.028,570,353
Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)6,804,72413,801,051-6,996,327-50.7%01.06,693,075
Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)14,332,73416,091,927-1,759,193-10.9%4.47.81,826,763
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX)4,837,1096,404,221-1,567,112-24.5%22.12,338,502
Xcerra Corporation (XCRA)514,120851,721-337,601-39.6%11.7294,010
Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN)6,777,8408,420,702-1,642,862-19.5%2.42.03,353,720
Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN)10,077,24512,486,564-2,409,319-19.3%12.33.23,181,375
Brooks Automation, Inc. (BRKS)488,765690,701-201,936-29.2%0.71.1437,608
Comcast Co. (CMCSA)33,708,81937,081,570-3,372,751-9.1%1.43.49,875,091
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM)7,199,3777,379,847-180,470-2.4%36.58.9810,226
Take Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO)6,696,05212,896,505-6,200,453-48.1%7.95.41,230,477
Lam Research Co. (LRCX)12,746,55714,342,123-1,595,566-11.1%7.95.22,442,815
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD)11,112,46812,621,020-1,508,552-12.0%4.82.64,245,674
Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN)21,409,92421,803,045-393,121-1.8%31.821.4999,803
KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC)1,941,1402,936,144-995,004-33.9%1.21.01,852,930
Cal-Maine Foods Inc (CALM)10,698,72211,025,039-326,317-3.0%36.625.7416,435
Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP)16,730,20918,347,248-1,617,039-8.8%7.96.32,663,134
BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI)20,293,56521,501,450-1,207,885-5.6%36.417.71,146,465
Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RGSE)447,8621,029,972-582,110-56.5%1.40.13,742,912
VCA Inc (WOOF)1,001,1811,454,456-453,275-31.2%1.31.4720,067
Acacia Research Corp (ACTG)700,973986,770-285,797-29.0%1.42.7259,711
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ERIC)19,342,75521,801,831-2,459,076-11.3%0.64.04,865,743
Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)35,389,87435,687,317-297,443-0.8%26.48.74,058,486
Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC)3,983,3424,154,060-170,718-4.1%37.322.1180,458
LPL Financial Holdings Inc (LPLA)3,990,0886,338,352-2,348,264-37.0%5.12.81,419,307
Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CVTI)375,890526,396-150,506-28.6%3.22.6144,797
II-VI, Inc. (IIVI)804,9041,135,567-330,663-29.1%1.51.4564,278
Vermillion, Inc. (VRML)266,761562,222-295,461-52.6%0.819.313,812
Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY)1,054,2171,690,579-636,362-37.6%1.71.4754,130
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (PLKI)767,0261,087,811-320,785-29.5%3.87.4103,981
Matthews International Corporation (MATW)463,020646,364-183,344-28.4%1.53.4138,154
Novavax, Inc. (NVAX)60,251,29862,897,129-2,645,831-4.2%237.58,037,252
PDL BioPharma Inc (PDLI)8,808,62710,530,680-1,722,053-16.4%5.73.22,775,235
Lendingtree Inc (TREE)3,072,2553,376,472-304,217-9.0%42.911.8259,760
NewStar Financial, Inc. (NEWS)176,210515,337-339,127-65.8%0.60.6301,832
Dynavax Technologies Co. (DVAX)10,576,66210,618,107-41,445-0.4%28.55.81,835,814
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LXRX)12,035,54113,719,485-1,683,944-12.3%11.919.7610,530
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI)10,539,90712,550,121-2,010,214-16.0%12.89.51,104,763
BNC Bancorp (BNCN)898,9031,308,646-409,743-31.3%1.93.8237,138
OceanFirst Financial Corp. (OCFC)468,5661,838,564-1,369,998-74.5%2.11.3355,373
Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA)5,771,2847,439,930-1,668,646-22.4%2.31.83,242,686
Vascular Solutions, Inc. (VASC)213,018987,266-774,248-78.4%1.30.4512,602
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (JAKK)5,450,1825,455,939-5,757-0.1%33.341.7130,776
DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (XRAY)9,578,61111,278,019-1,699,408-15.1%4.26.21,543,226
Applied Micro Circuits Co. (AMCC)1,836,0312,980,339-1,144,308-38.4%2.21.01,872,950
Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI)18,262,40525,401,500-7,139,095-28.1%2.72.18,526,993
Park Sterling Corporation (PSTB)356,236526,605-170,369-32.4%0.71.9188,310
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX)371,122584,428-213,306-36.5%0.70.4850,956
Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA)32,405,23534,332,623-1,927,388-5.6%17.37.14,537,777
Telenav Inc (TNAV)324,245503,645-179,400-35.6%13.1103,255
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)275,094,685285,132,697-10,038,012-3.5%16.67.835,119,250
Liberty Interactive Corp (QVCA)5,023,0406,698,605-1,675,565-25.0%1.21.63,230,478
Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (GBDC)319,864518,215-198,351-38.3%0.61.7190,754
Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (ASPS)4,741,6074,855,951-114,344-2.4%37.716.6286,295
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY)8,443,87910,126,094-1,682,215-16.6%11.35.91,441,671
Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS)9,407,38410,025,752-618,368-6.2%26.615.5606,831
PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ)49,161,72251,872,961-2,711,239-5.2%01.728,998,664
WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (WGBS)209,808527,844-318,036-60.3%5.99.422,271
Ubiquiti Networks Inc (UBNT)7,045,3477,276,305-230,958-3.2%28.415.7448,624
SunPower Co. (SPWR)16,988,65517,135,585-146,930-0.9%294.83,558,303
CUI Global, Inc. (CUI)764,0821,087,054-322,972-29.7%3.78.096,029
Brightcove Inc (BCOV)396,623562,036-165,413-29.4%1.21.1345,035
Bazaarvoice Inc (BV)816,3981,203,915-387,517-32.2%1.11.0828,551
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MACK)37,628,52438,387,493-758,969-2.0%30.718.02,089,568
The Carlyle Group L.P. (CG)973,1281,533,529-560,401-36.5%1.20.91,111,701
Heron Therapeutics Inc (HRTX)14,216,82914,503,983-287,154-2.0%36.720.0711,198
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARWR)8,972,97211,254,536-2,281,564-20.3%12.83.72,440,739
B/E Aerospace Inc (BEAV)7,998,10113,107,000-5,108,899-39.0%7.93.42,328,597
Apollo Investment Corp. (AINV)474,654697,597-222,943-32.0%0.20.21,914,014
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (ICPT)4,599,8084,888,148-288,340-5.9%26.110.1456,527
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO)209,627547,127-337,500-61.7%5.20.4528,768
Xenith Bankshares Inc (XBKS)224,3171,641,760-1,417,443-86.3%00.5437,542
BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)48,569,95654,654,729-6,084,773-11.1%9.511.84,113,269
Intersections, Inc. (INTX)1,401,0082,012,916-611,908-30.4%12.312.2114,444
FairPoint Communications Inc (FRP)1,288,4592,485,507-1,197,048-48.2%51.5887,345
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA)19,888,05725,738,356-5,850,299-22.7%1.91.117,308,549
Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc (NWBO)11,098,97514,142,788-3,043,813-21.5%03.63,050,230
FireEye Inc (FEYE)21,341,51223,897,048-2,555,536-10.7%14.16.43,351,142
Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (GLPI)5,005,6007,202,823-2,197,223-30.5%2.64.11,234,783
Endurance International Group Holdings Inc (EIGI)3,627,6785,152,446-1,524,768-29.6%4.75.6644,960
American Airlines Group Inc (AAL)31,016,55633,476,102-2,459,546-7.3%64.37,131,680
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX)3,602,3763,867,574-265,198-6.9%36.513.2273,662
Five9 Inc (FIVN)513,469726,193-212,724-29.3%1.30.7692,107
Lands' End, Inc. (LE)5,432,4785,759,403-326,925-5.7%28.145.4119,710
Energous Corporation (WATT)4,210,1004,405,438-195,338-4.4%26.29.6439,035
INC Research Holdings Inc (INCR)970,3631,896,750-926,387-48.8%1.91.9518,199
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC)23,733,74123,827,483-93,742-0.4%42.811.02,149,439
Mylan (MYL)24,000,13527,470,081-3,469,946-12.6%5.53.96,101,193
OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (OHRP)455,147805,966-350,819-43.5%1.72.3202,225
Wendy's Company (The) (WEN)25,785,32334,324,275-8,538,952-24.9%10.86.14,226,621
ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON)22,918,78526,110,592-3,191,807-12.2%5.62.011,585,174
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SEDG)8,093,8309,364,225-1,270,395-13.6%28.111.6694,975
Bojangles Inc (BOJA)587,203925,509-338,306-36.6%3.50.7834,252
Seagate Technology PLC (STX)37,000,30138,428,693-1,428,392-3.7%12.78.34,476,078
Baozun Inc (BZUN)436,654639,421-202,767-31.7%00.6769,557
Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (ALRM)822,5881,340,409-517,821-38.6%5.63.1266,836
Concordia International Corp (CXRX)7,142,24410,110,397-2,968,153-29.4%17.29.9722,945
Opko Health Inc. (OPK)69,072,06970,776,320-1,704,251-2.4%20.614.24,873,509
The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)11,025,87114,231,231-3,205,360-22.5%0.93.23,499,468
Zillow Group, Inc. (ZG)6,688,3289,483,551-2,795,223-29.5%13.34.31,549,334
Sunrun Inc. (RUN)15,596,12618,145,027-2,548,901-14.0%23.912.11,285,081
Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHTC)2,566,2172,574,898-8,681-0.3%35.537.169,232
CSX Co. (CSX)16,311,65917,840,822-1,529,163-8.6%1.71.79,630,794
Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (CLSD)381,477641,151-259,674-40.5%3.10.7586,143
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)18,411,39421,965,266-3,553,872-16.2%1.218.21,012,657
General Motors Company (GM)40,677,53644,194,583-3,517,047-8.0%2.92.119,504,086
CarMax, Inc (KMX)24,241,97927,621,379-3,379,400-12.2%12.810.72,274,581
National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV)25,210,30630,606,999-5,396,693-17.6%6.76.24,037,213
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS)4,252,2994,756,016-503,717-10.6%4.221.5197,479
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)14,328,80918,495,291-4,166,482-22.5%3.69.61,491,414
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (ARE)1,426,5319,085,457-7,658,926-84.3%1.82.0707,609
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX)23,951,48227,471,284-3,519,802-12.8%06.23,883,981
Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation (The) (BK)12,627,81615,874,353-3,246,537-20.5%1.22.06,447,902
Xerox Corp (XRX)13,582,63319,515,078-5,932,445-30.4%1.40.816,697,951
VMware, Inc. (VMW)22,124,31122,368,469-244,158-1.1%3312.61,749,044
HCP, Inc. (HCP)17,598,16420,948,110-3,349,946-16.0%3.84.04,452,571
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H)768,5361,628,402-859,866-52.8%2.60.71,132,847
Transocean LTD (RIG)64,132,11798,546,236-34,414,119-34.9%17.63.120,523,027
Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS)8,813,36810,626,690-1,813,322-17.1%28.14.81,824,446
HHGregg, Inc. (HGG)4,349,7274,401,661-51,934-1.2%35.261.370,975
Alcoa Corp (AA)5,014,1977,880,455-2,866,258-36.4%3.51.24,264,374
Knoll Inc (KNL)319,965676,918-356,953-52.7%0.70.8404,968
Taseko Mines Ltd (TGB)231,449345,703-114,254-33.0%0.10.21,199,535
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd (AWH)416,029695,451-279,422-40.2%0.50.9453,235
Boot Barn Holdings Inc (BOOT)3,656,0673,807,582-151,515-4.0%28.515.0244,082
Allergan plc (AGN)25,269,71840,149,020-14,879,302-37.1%6.84.95,131,299
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH)1,642,0383,027,674-1,385,636-45.8%1.10.62,712,658
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (MAA)1,985,2574,712,702-2,727,445-57.9%2.70.53,688,998
VirnetX Holding Co. (VHC)13,838,84614,320,364-481,518-3.4%28.419.8700,634
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (FMX)725,7361,153,854-428,118-37.1%01.1635,442
PharmAthene, Inc. (PIP)835,4361,387,922-552,486-39.8%1.40.61,298,224
Emerson Electric Company (EMR)13,710,43616,953,200-3,242,764-19.1%2.13.83,605,367
LSB Industries, Inc. (LXU)6,683,1136,977,462-294,349-4.2%27.79.4709,451
Herbalife LTD. (HLF)24,409,61724,718,705-309,088-1.3%28.218.91,289,627
Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)22,680,30327,449,200-4,768,897-17.4%12.65.93,829,978
UQM Technologies Inc (UQM)558,196586,222-28,026-4.8%1.25.896,218
J C Penney Company Inc (JCP)59,935,04165,377,224-5,442,183-8.3%19.93.815,750,591
Parker Drilling Company (PKD)1,284,2122,085,654-801,442-38.4%1.11.6806,869
Pengrowth Energy Corporation (PGH)1,174,2451,818,380-644,135-35.4%0.30.81,387,982
CLARCOR Inc. (CLC)402,1581,048,937-646,779-61.7%0.80.31,285,177
Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR)779,3691,547,549-768,180-49.6%2.11.7465,929
Forestar Group Inc (FOR)1,320,5756,275,337-4,954,762-79.0%4.12.7485,780
Headwaters Inc (HW)634,8151,716,628-1,081,813-63.0%0.90.41,635,299
Huntsman Co. (HUN)10,268,37415,922,257-5,653,883-35.5%5.23.42,996,277
Valley National Bancorp (VLY)14,058,06717,473,169-3,415,102-19.5%5.74.53,118,552
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (LL)8,419,3759,376,346-956,971-10.2%32.511.2751,295
Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI)7,653,9087,871,365-217,457-2.8%30.410.9700,647
AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS)48,061,52151,659,296-3,597,775-7.0%15.72.023,457,525
Southern Company (The) (SO)18,878,46123,556,041-4,677,580-19.9%1.93.55,418,629
Baytex Energy Corp (BTE)21,424,64925,327,563-3,902,914-15.4%10.34.94,376,792
China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (LFC)1,207,4182,018,314-810,896-40.2%02.1561,616
Swift Transportation Co (SWFT)25,572,17627,630,812-2,058,636-7.5%32.66.73,809,673
Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)31,932,12238,828,864-6,896,742-17.8%8.53.010,808,810
AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (ADK)531,503554,587-23,084-4.2%3.210.351,763
Fang Holdings Ltd (SFUN)21,814,52526,227,246-4,412,721-16.8%7.64.25,153,488
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (INN)1,654,2102,634,803-980,593-37.2%1.91.41,150,387
KeyCorp (KEY)18,100,28222,878,874-4,778,592-20.9%1.71.215,723,348
WPX Energy Inc (WPX)23,466,63127,754,922-4,288,291-15.5%72.98,153,334
Radiant Logistics Inc (RLGT)571,221813,904-242,683-29.8%1.84.4131,232
iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return (OIL)1,367,6593,903,137-2,535,478-65.0%00.43,877,236
Pioneer Energy Services Corp (PES)2,451,0043,932,312-1,481,308-37.7%3.90.92,795,204
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM)123,340,857139,208,410-15,867,553-11.4%02.061,576,543
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF (JNK)25,495,51542,615,440-17,119,925-40.2%02.111,994,621
Castle Brands Inc (ROX)1,055,3481,081,960-26,612-2.5%1.210.4101,851
New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB)31,657,26234,842,679-3,185,417-9.1%6.76.94,620,996
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TARO)2,913,1203,053,302-140,182-4.6%25.316.8173,355
Usa Compression Partners LP (USAC)127,473136,569-9,096-6.7%330.3469,259
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd (BXE)796,9411,278,987-482,046-37.7%0.30.8968,791
Utilities SPDR (XLU)69,138,56874,348,687-5,210,119-7.0%04.017,251,369
Ply Gem Holdings Inc (PGEM)422,943669,360-246,417-36.8%22.0215,379
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. (TR)4,366,8244,584,133-217,309-4.7%25.541.0106,527
Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund (DHY)35,29582,164-46,869-57.0%00.1327,182
GigPeak Inc (GIG)1,566,3191,889,032-322,713-17.1%2.64.6337,244
Intrexon Corp (XON)16,556,35617,103,194-546,838-3.2%30.213.41,238,921
Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NUGT)17,790,09223,847,145-6,057,053-25.4%00.356,533,087
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (XOP)57,472,41969,373,708-11,901,289-17.2%02.820,218,431
iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (HYG)51,427,45264,052,965-12,625,513-19.7%04.112,518,616
GAMCO Global Gold Ntrl Rsrcs & Incm Trst (GGN)21,64785,554-63,907-74.7%00.0967,426
BlackRock MuniVest Fund Inc. (MVF)269,624417,585-147,961-35.4%0.41.5176,494
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)107,253,278111,152,473-3,899,195-3.5%4.58.812,181,230
Travelport Worldwide Limited (TVPT)913,6911,490,715-577,024-38.7%0.80.71,341,164
Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR)8,160,4498,410,311-249,862-3.0%34.829.1280,371
AAC Holdings Inc (AAC)3,089,7443,511,992-422,248-12.0%2812.7243,179
California Resources Corp (CRC)13,044,11713,726,013-681,896-5.0%35.54.72,786,414
Reed's, Inc. (REED)376,515441,340-64,825-14.7%3.915.524,261
SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (KIE)200,231780,918-580,687-74.4%00.8236,919
Erin Energy Corp (ERN)2,004,0692,084,445-80,376-3.9%21.538.751,767
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NSM)7,528,0567,606,730-78,674-1.0%26.615.2494,558
Brown-Forman (BFA)321,311545,855-224,544-41.1%0.311.428,081
Ring Energy (REI)3,353,3173,497,464-144,147-4.1%9.55.3629,900
Shake Shack Inc (SHAK)6,067,5386,581,564-514,026-7.8%30.57.8774,971
Amplify Snack Brands Inc (BETR)8,876,4098,965,598-89,189-1.0%27.69.8904,977
Everi Holdings Inc. (EVRI)323,088506,754-183,666-36.2%0.51.1297,649
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)35,837,77738,979,580-3,141,803-8.1%6.17.15,054,929
Pure Storage Inc (PSTG)14,509,74516,447,408-1,937,663-11.8%43.98.11,787,167
Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write (ETW)101,903812,086-710,183-87.5%0.10.2465,237
S&P Global Inc (SPGI)2,289,8524,880,220-2,590,368-53.1%01.12,107,550
Evolution Petroleum Corp (EPM)278,786363,500-84,714-23.3%0.91.3213,481
Twilio Inc (TWLO)9,744,17310,026,162-281,989-2.8%29.22.73,637,481
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NBY)206,554212,998-6,444-3.0%4.211.717,716
Valvoline Inc (VVV)11,154,09611,443,054-288,958-2.5%32.59.61,164,328
Spark Networks Inc (LOV)564,191574,293-10,102-1.8%2.27.179,113
Tompkins Financial Co. (TMP)893,403903,653-10,250-1.1%6.918.847,598
Timmins Gold Corp (TGD)873,281963,247-89,966-9.3%0.30.9978,904
EnSync Inc (ESNC)1,647,2752,092,836-445,561-21.3%8.312.4132,756
Libbey Inc. (LBY)126,684204,362-77,678-38.0%0.61.774,264
Under Armour Inc (UAA)46,352,48647,029,783-677,297-1.4%25.59.64,833,467
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