According to what I could figure out, the shorts covered 3k in June, 86k in July, and 83k in August. If I were short I would cover. CRY has some signs of operating improvement plus the stock is so thin it must be difficult covering short shares. IMO, a positive thing to throw into the mix.
The shorts also have to cover the dividend now, too. While the dividend is relatively small, I have a lot a shares and will definitely enjoy receiving it. It definitely does beat cash with such manipulated interest rates as well.