Hospitality Properties Trust Stock Sees Short Interest Fall 27.7%
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 03/28/2013 settlement date, which shows a 930,114 share decrease in total short interest for Hospitality Properties Trust HPT, to 2,427,458, a decrease of 27.70% since 03/15/2013. 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.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HPT makes up 2.95% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF (KBWD) which is up by about 0.7% on the day Wednesday. In afternoon trading Wednesday, HPT was up about 1.1% on the day.