Don't know where newguy got his info. WSJ website has a short interest table which can be accessed for free. Also, the nasdaq website, under info quotes, has a short interest table which shows the semi-monthly readings for a year. I like the nasdaq site better because the table shows the trailing 26 readings......makes it easier to see trends.
The 7/15 number, which is trade date thru and including 7/10, is 32,953,805, so let's round to 33 million.
Great!! They got lucky yesterday with the interest rate spike panic on reits....all of 10 basis points causing grossly disproportionate selloff in reits of all colors. Computers are lemmings too. The market going nuts over peanuts ain't gunna change nrf's fundamentals.
Hmmm, reminds me of an old saying.....the bigger they are, the harder they fall. The more shorts trying to get through the exit door in a short time, the bigger the squeeze. 5 trading days left to divi increase announcement.
I heard a brief discussion last night on Larry Kudlow that SAC Capital, the whole firm, was under threat of closure and the government was going after the whole company. I wonder with their 8.7 million shares (4.4%) of NRF, this is going to be a threat to NRF PPS for a while, but I agree with you DAR about the lemming mentality. I don't think this new story about SAC was responsible for yesterday. We'll see.