Tomorrow (April 9th) is a dissemination date for the short interest settlement date of March 31
I've always been under the impression that a settlement date reflects the Short position a few trading days earlier.
If true - the number of shares recorded for the Monday March 31 settlement date would reflect the position at close of play on Thursday 27 or Friday 28.
Wednesday 26 was the day the results were released - and 7.8 million shares were traded. It will be interesting to see if any of that was reflected in a major net change to the Short position.
I think I understand what you are saying but here is the information for you to make that decision yourself (or perhaps Terry would be happy to help you.......LOL)