That is the number of shares that call buyers will call. I betcha a lot of the sellers are short so we can expect them to be in the market to cover their shorts on Monday and Tuesday as there are no shares available for borrowing. I see the Vanguard Health Fund has been a buyer of GMCR and those shares are not available for shorts.
Here is a stock selling at $21.55 that, IMO, deserves to sell at 20X next years estimate. That means it should be at $50.
Alot of shorts have already bailed out of their positions.Short covering directly reflected the price action after earnings. With the volume of "call" buying my guess the near term movement will be south. I can see GMCR visiting the $17 $18 level before a run to higher levels. The price action today was horrible. With a DOW up 200 and GMCR down 4.55%, a retracement to the teens will be sooner rather than later.