The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2013 settlement date, which shows a 1,088,906 share decrease in total short interest for Global Payments, Inc. (GPN), to 2,211,272, a decrease of 33.00% since 12/13/2013. 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 GPN at the 12/31/2013 settlement increased to 577,158, as compared to 526,106 at the 12/13/2013 report. That brought "days to cover" down to 3.83, a 38.92% decrease from the 6.27 days to cover calculated at the previous short interest data release.
Global Payments Stock Sees Short Interest Decrease By 33%
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