I wouldn't say I'm a smart guy but my guess is that it will be even or down some, around 165k. Some of the buying in the last run up must have been shorts covering although I haven't seen signs of capitulation yet. I'm sticking with a target of $25 (or higher) by next summer.
Adjusted for the 4 million shares bought back by the company, the all time high for DAVE is around $30 so there is still room to go before it reaches that level (which I think it will). The company is going through a re-org which has been improving margins. I'd like to see it grow more into Canada where the first DAVE location set sales records. And yes, commodity prices have been coming down following the drought from last year.
There certainly had to be some covering yesterday after the stock went above it's 52 week high. Squeezes come and go in short time periods. I suspect if it trades above 18.25 today, there will be a bit of a squeeze again today. The real news is the earnings after market close today.
With short interest now up to 43 days (huge) to cover, end of quarter coming up on Monday, stock nearing a 52 week high, we are starting to see the perfect storm for a short squeeze over the next 4 days. Easy money for who ever wants it.