NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG), a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets (the "Company"), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared an accelerated fourth quarter 2012 dividend of $0.05 per common share. The accelerated dividend will be payable on December 27, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 17, 2012. This accelerated dividend is intended by the Board to be in lieu of the quarterly dividend the Company would have otherwise announced when it issued its fourth quarter and full year 2012 earnings in the first quarter of 2013 and that would have been paid in 2013. About GFI Group Inc. GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: "GFIG") is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage services, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments. Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 2,100 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services and products to over 2,600 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI(SM), GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®.
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 11/28/2014 settlement date, which shows a 317,187 share increase in total short interest for GFI Group Incorporated , to 1,840,144, an increase of 20.83% since 11/14/2014. 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.