NEW YORK May 11 Short interest on the New York
Stock Exchange dipped 0.36 percent in the second half of April,
while short interest on Nasdaq edged up less than 0.1 percent,
the exchanges said on Tuesday.
The following list shows stocks that saw large variations
in interest from short sellers, who bet that a certain stock's
price will fall, and key recent news events for those stocks.
The data reflect short trades with a settlement date of April
For factboxes on increases and decreases in short interest
see [ID:nN11268727] and [ID:nN11116861].
POPULAR INC (BPOP.O)
Short interest in the company's stock rose more than 500
The Puerto Rican bank closed a public offering of $1.5 bln
in shares on April 19 and posted quarterly results on April
About 94 million of the company's shares were held short.
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC (Q.N)
Short interest in the company's stock fell 22 percent.
CenturyTel Inc (CTL.N) said on April 22 it would buy Qwest
in a 10.6 billion stock deal. For details see [ID:nN22207937]
About 99.4 million of the company's shares were held
CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC (STZ.N)
Short interest in the company's stock rose almost 350
The company announced a share buyback on April 19, but its
14-day relative strength index, a key technical measure,
indicated the stock was at or near an overbought level for the
rest of the month.
About 13.6 million of the company's shares were held