Five S&P 500 Stocks With Rising Short Activity – Forbes
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 1.89 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 16,568.09. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 26 percent below the 30-day average at this time of day. Were in a zone of ambivalence with investors maintaining a cautious bias, Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank Wealth Management, which oversees $124 billion, said by phone.
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That brought days to cover up to 18.09, a 81.34% increase from the 9.97 days to cover calculated at the 06/30/2014 settlement date. Looking at total shares short, there was a 2,942,333 share increase to 70,485,459, a rise of 4.36% since 06/30/2014. The below chart shows the historical days to cover for WU at previous short interest release dates: Meanwhile at Monsanto ( NYSE: MON ), average daily volume at the 07/31/2014 settlement moved higher to 4,177,631, as compared to 3,745,837 at the 06/30/2014 report. That brought days to cover up to 9.80, a 393.11% increase from the 1.99 days to cover calculated at the 06/30/2014 settlement date. Looking at total shares short, there was a 33,499,924 share increase to 40,945,183, an increase of 449.95% since 06/30/2014.
Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market, dragged down by a decline in the price of crude oil. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nine points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 16,560 Tuesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,933. The Nasdaq composite fell 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,389.
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US Stocks Move Lower in Quiet Trade – ABC News
The Commerce Department is scheduled to release its closely watched retail sales report on Wednesday, while reports on weekly jobless claims, producer prices and industrial production may attract attention later in the week. Among individual stocks, shares of Nuance Communications ( NUAN ) have come under pressure after the speech recognition software maker provided disappointing guidance. Cloud-based hosting services provider Rackspace (RAX) is also posting a notable loss despite reporting second quarter earnings that came in line with analyst estimates. On the other hand, shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals ( ICPT ) have moved sharply higher after the biopharmaceutical company released positive data on its liver disease drug.