November 22, 2000 |
"Short" sellers--traders who believe stock prices are going lower--continued to raise their bets in that direction in the 30 days ended Nov. 15, the New York Stock Exchange said Tuesday. The number of NYSE shares sold short rose to a record 4.59 billion as of Nov. 15, up 2.1%, or 96.6 million shares, from mid-October, the exchange said. On the tiny American Stock Exchange, the number of shares sold short jumped 5.3% to 212.9 million shares in the same period, Amex said.
March 27, 2001 |
Investors expecting a further drop in stock prices have stepped up their bearish bets in recent weeks, with the number of shares sold "short" on the Nasdaq Stock Market hitting another record. So-called short interest on Nasdaq rose to 3.61 billion shares as of March 15, up 5% from 3.44 billion as of Feb. 15, according to figures released Monday. Short interest represents the number of shares sold short by investors but not yet bought back. The total had declined in the 30-day periods ended Jan.
January 20, 2001 |
"Short" selling of New York Stock Exchange stocks fell slightly in the last month, a sign that investors may be hesitant to ramp up their bearish bets at a time when some sectors of the market are rebounding. As of Jan. 12, 4.728 billion NYSE shares had been sold short and not yet bought back, the exchange said Friday. That was down 3% from the total as of Dec. 15. The drop snapped a four-month string of record highs in NYSE short selling.
December 30, 1986
The San Francisco-based company announced that it has asked the National Assn. of Securities Dealer's market surveillance division conduct an investigation of possible stock manipulation practices by certain short sellers. Who the company said have caused a significant decline in the price of the company's common stock. The company conducts research and development in data and voice communications.
September 19, 2008 |
Federal regulators today may take their boldest steps yet to curb stock "short sellers" amid rising criticism over the practice of betting on lower stock prices. The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to announce some kind of temporary ban on short selling, a person familiar with the matter said. The agency late Thursday was said to be considering a number of options, including a ban on shorting all stocks or limiting the ban to financial stocks.
November 28, 2000 |
"Short" selling of Nasdaq stocks dipped slightly in the last month, a sign that many traders may be reluctant to step up their bearish bets on technology stocks despite the sector's continuing slide. As of Nov. 15, 3.379 billion shares had been sold short on the Nasdaq Stock Market and not yet bought back, Nasdaq said Monday. That was down 0.2% from the total as of Oct. 15. In a short sale, a trader borrows stock from a brokerage and sells it.