Well, I rec'd the $3/share dividend, and as far as I know, so did everybody else that qualified for it. So, as of just a couple weeks ago, we know that there was $704 million in the bank. You think they're making up the $162 million difference?
Short interest is only updated twice per month. Alot of shorting as well as covering can happen during the two weeks following a report. Also the float is from the latest Quarterly, you'd have to call I/R to get the current float. The T/A should be able to give you the O/S, which you could use to ascertain the float. Doesn't make any sense for the company to be selling shares down here, as they are trading ridiculously lower than their cash. Someone is selling and or shorting, but the volume is relatively low, so although the pps is currently red by a couple percent, it could recover very quickly, and there is plenty of room above for a big move.
I guess a $50 M share buy back is bad news? .... $50 M Share Buyback + huge special dividend + positive commentary on its largest game franchise + ~4.5 Forward P/E + PEG of 0.3x + expected 33% EPS growth next year + clean balance sheet = stock getting hammered. GA has become a favortie target for shorts, but the fundamentals are not in their corner. Eventually there will be a massive short squeeze on this stock.