The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 07/15/2013 settlement date, which shows a 1,690,362 share increase in total short interest for Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT), to 11,655,372, an increase of 16.96% since 06/28/2013. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days (at the average volume) it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed. Average daily volume for SRPT at the 07/15/2013 settlement decreased to 1,026,096, as compared to 2,308,046 at the 06/28/2013 report. That brought "days to cover" up to 11.36, a 163.09% increase from the 4.32 days to cover calculated at the previous short interest data release.
Short Interest In Sarepta Therapeutics Expands By 17%
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