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8. Conns Inc. ( CONN): Operates as a specialty retailer of home appliances, consumer electronics, home office equipment, lawn and garden products, mattresses, and furniture in the United States. Market cap at $1.04B.  Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 3.0M shares, which represents about 17.05% of the company’s float of 17.60M shares. Shares shorted have decreased from 5.90M to 5.66M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.36% of the company’s float of 17.60M shares. Days to cover ratio at 16.97 days.

 

9. Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated ( CORT): Engages in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic and psychiatric disorders. Market cap at $155.7M.  Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 10.1M shares, which represents about 15.73% of the company’s float of 64.22M shares. Shares shorted have decreased from 4.22M to 3.48M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.15% of the company’s float of 64.22M shares. Days to cover ratio at 7.94 days.

 

10. Genomic Health Inc. ( GHDX):  Focuses on the development and global commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services that analyze the underlying biology of cancer allowing physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. Market cap at $854.85M.  Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 1.5M shares, which represents about 9.09% of the company’s float of 16.51M shares. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.00M to 1.78M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.33% of the company’s float of 16.51M shares. Days to cover ratio at 7.35 days.

 

11. KBW Inc. ( KBW): Operates as an investment bank specializing in the financial services industry in the United States and Europe. Market cap at $527.05M.  Net institutional purchases in the current quarter at 1.9M shares, which represents about 6.61% of the company’s float of 28.74M shares. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.68M to 1.93M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 2.61% of the company’s float of 28.74M shares. Days to cover ratio at 2.92 days.

 

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