600k less net short trades for the month with a 2.4 mil average daily volume would indicate that over 95% of trades over the recent move from $40 to $50 were due to long buys (and not short covering). This should be alarmingly troublesome for traders sold short.
In the same period the stock went from 38 to 44 approximately and the shorts covered a measely 2% of their short position! I thought the shorts would have covered a lot more! Hard to guess what the current short position is? Looks like around 30M as well. If the earnings beat expectations by a wide margin, then it could be ugly for the shorts, especially longs want to buy too.
I suspect that many of the folks who bought Roadster and Model S as well reservation holders are die hard fanatics with money. Trying to get them to part with their shares is like getting a religious fanatic to sell their holy book! Yep, it could be a NFLX kind of squeeze, but TSLA needs to deliver some real good earnings news, reservation numbers and may be SuperCharger deployments.
Ajitmd, as much as you guys enjoy crowing about these supposed squeezes that never materialize, likewise, none of you have any idea just how much the stock is manipulated both ways. Just like none of you can pinpoint with any logic, WHY a company that's lost $1 billion looks like an active, successful entity. It's isn't! Soon you folks will be scrambling for excuses as to why Tesla can't make money while Musk again touts what's coming in the future..