Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR) Appoints Michael Lombardo

Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR)

Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR) shares jumped 7.44% after the storage management solutions provider announced the appointment of Michael Lombardo as the Vice President of Channel Sales. His appointment follows the launch of EC6000 all-flash series and the Tintri Cloud.

Tintri Stock Performance

Analyst sentiments on Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR) have turned sour ever since it became a public company. The stock is already down by more than 50% from its IPO price as investors continue to question its long-term growth prospects.

Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR)

Fuelling the sell-off wave are reports that the company might have provided misleading statements in the run-up to its Initial Public Offering. According to a number of complaints lodged by law firms, the management team is accused of failing to disclose that the company was experiencing sales attrition as well as distraction and disruption in the business.

Tintri Sales Growth

Sales in the quarter coming in at the lower end of expectations and guidance appears to support concerns that the company might have withheld information from shareholders. Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR) has sought to quash the concerns by unveiling new products and reiterating that it is on course to meet its growth targets.

The appointment of Leonardo is seen by observers as a move by Tintri to affirm its commitment to accelerating sales growth. He joins the company with over 20 years’ experience which the company believes will be crucial as he moves to oversee national account teams and sales channels.

“Tintri is continuing to expand on its channel commitment—through training and certifications we’ve helped our partners build their cloud businesses. Now Michael, especially through his experience with national partners, will play a critical role in refining our channel strategy and driving channel sales forward,” said Tom Ellery, Senior Vice President of Americas and Federal at Tintri.

Separately, Tintri Inc. (NASDAQ:TNTR) will be showcasing its newly launched solutions EC6000 series at the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQMSFT) Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida. The company will also demonstrate its deep integration with the Microsoft ecosystem as it seeks to help joint customers automate storage management and enable a number of enterprise cloud benefits.

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QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) Stock Trades Higher

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK)

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) stock traded higher after the company announced it had increased the number of engagements with wearable companies, expected to support the growth of EOS S3 Sensor Processing platform. The stock was up by 12.50% in Wednesday’s trading session to end the day at $1.71 a share.

QuickLogic’s Stock Performance

Wednesday’s rally helped strengthen a bullish run on QUIK stock that began in June. The stock has since bounced back from lows of $1.20 a share, to current highs of $1.71 per share. It awaits to be seen if the stock will continue to edge higher especially after closing above the $1.64 level, which traders believe acts as a key resistance level.

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) still has a long way to go given that it is still trading in a downtrend after dropping from this year’s highs of $2.40 a share. The stock is down by more than 20% for the year, compared to a 24.6% overall industry growth. However, a bevy of positive news has brought to light the company’s growth prospects thereby reinvigorating investor’s sentiments.

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK
One month ARGS stock price chart

In a bid to support robust growth of the entire EOS S sensor processing platform, QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) has filled three senior positions for product management, hardware solutions architecture, and system engineering. The company expects the new appointees to expand the total sensor processing team bandwidth, which should lead to an increase customer engagements.

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) has also renewed its credit line with Silicon Valley Bank paving way for it to gain access to $6 million in line of credit. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will have to maintain unrestricted cash or cash equivalent at the bank at all times.

QUIK Q2 Earnings Report

Separately, the Sunnyvale California Company reported a net loss of (-$3.6) million or (-$0.05) a share for the second quarter, compared to a net loss of (-$5.6) million reported last year. Revenues were up by 11.4% to come in at $3 million – meeting analysts’ consensus estimates. Gross margin increased to 46.3% from 44.4% in the first quarter and 30.3% from the corresponding quarter last year.

QuickLogic management lowered the third and fourth quarter guidance on concerns of certain key design wins. However, the company remains confident of growth drivers in the wearable hearable and IOT applications leading to new product revenue in the fourth quarter.

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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) Completes the Turn

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) started out as a manufacturer and supplier of products to the cable television market. In 2013 the company took a deliberate turn to transform itself into a producer of products that market to data centers. Any time a company makes a strategic turn there is risk, but it appears that three years later the results are in – and Applied Optoelectronics came out a winner.

In 2014 Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) reported total revenue growth at 66% over 2013 revenues and attributed that growth to their rapid expansion into the data center optical market. That growth was impressive enough to get the firm the 374th spot in the Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500. The growth continued in 2015 as Total Revenues grew 46% and GAAP Net Income more than doubled the 2014 figure.

Yesterday Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) posted their full-year 2016 results. They did not disappoint – again. The Sugarland, TX company reported 2016 revenues up 37% over 2015. GAAP net income increased to $31.2 million, or $1.76 per diluted share, compared with net income of $10.8 million, or $0.65 per diluted share in 2015.

While AAOI shares gained less than 1% during Thursday’s regular session, the market responded to the earnings release by sending AAOI up over 12% in after-market trading to their highest-ever levels ($42.20) on moderate volumes. The growth in the stock has been jaw-dropping for a $600 million company. AAOI threatened to break below $8 in May of 2016 and today is sitting above $40, that is 500% growth in 1.5 years in a highly competitive industry that includes investor darlings such as Lumentum (LITE), Oclaro (OCLR), and ARRIS International (ARRS).

Throughout the transformation, one man remained at the helm. Dr. Thompson Lin is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI). He founded the firm in 1997 after receiving a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. Dr. Lin has been awarded over ten patents and has authored over 200 technical papers. While those are impressive achievements, there is little doubt that his greatest achievement has been the skilled stewardship of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) through a highly competitive global market.

2/23/2017
Ticker Symbol AAOI
Last Price a/o 7:59 PM EST  $                    41.80
Average Volume                    511,380
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  619.00
Sales (mlns) $228.80
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 16.52
Share Float (mlns) 16.35
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 2.40%
Short Float 12.75%
Short Interest Ratio 4.08
Quarterly Return 42.96%
YTD Return 59.85%
Year Return 134.65%

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

About the author: Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Over his 20 year career, Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.

 

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) Could Break to Upside on New Product Launch

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI)

In January, Founder and CEO Paulk Travers purchased $18,000 worth of VUZI shares. However despite the confidence of upper management, the market seems to take a different view. VUZI shares have dropped around 30% from their highs. Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) yesterday announced an update on its M300 Smart Glasses rollout to Enterprise clients and certain aspects of its general business. The M300 is now certified to ship into Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, India and New Zealand with certifications in all our global target markets expected by the end of the quarter.

Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) holds 49 patents and 43 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field.

The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2017 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) has its offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

In January 2015, Vuzix received a $24.8 million investment from Intel Corporation to be used as general working capital to accelerate the introduction of the next generation of Vuzix fashion-based wearable display products for the consumer marketplace. The major shareholders of Vuzix are the founding management team and Intel Corporation, which collectively own approximately 38% of Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI).

Three firms follow of Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI). All three rate VUZI shares as a “Strong Buy” with a consensus price target of $10. The $10 price target would represent almost a doubling of the current price. The rollout of the M300 Smart Glasses will, no doubt, be key. Vuzix reported sales of $4.8 million in 2011 but only $2.7 million in 2015. Since 2011, EPS has been negative for VUZI shareholders. The worst loss was in 2013 (-$1.69) and in 2015 the reported loss was $0.97.

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/14/2017
Ticker Symbol VUZI
Last Price a/o 1:59 PM EST  $                      5.43
Average Volume                    328,700
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  109.68
Sales (mlns) $2.00
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 18.62
Share Float (mlns) 15.9
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 8.60%
Short Float 20.48%
Short Interest Ratio 9.91
Quarterly Return -15.11%
YTD Return -13.24%
Year Return 13.46%

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) Announces Deal and Shares Jump

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Nasdaq: KTOS

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading national security solutions provider, announced today that the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), a major international telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean, has selected Kratos’ end-to-end network management suite of products to support its expanding satellite ground operations. The news, released after the regular trading session, sent KTOS shares up over 7% on moderate volumes.

There have been critics of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) and they let it be known that they believed KTOS was a screaming short play – that the firm was destined to go into insolvency. However, the market shrugged off those predictions and KTOS shares have been rising since. Then, last week, Jim Cramer of CNBC specifically names Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. as one of his picks to benefit from any uptick in defense spending.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense’s Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security.  Kratos is considered by some to be an industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification.  Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems.  Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,800. Substantially all of Kratos’ work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos’ primary end customers are National Security related agencies.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS) sales have been on the decline since they posted a figure of $969.2 million in 2012. In 2015 that figure was just $657.1 million. KTOS shareholders have not experienced positive earnings since 2011 when the loss was $0.86/share and in 2015 the company posted a loss of $0.57/share. Five firms follow Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (KTOS). Four analysts rate KTOS shares as a “Strong Buy” and one rates the shares as a “Hold”. Their consensus price target is $9.

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/11/2017
Ticker Symbol KTOS
Last Price a/o 7:59 PM EST  $                      9.08
Average Volume                    973,900
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  618.71
Sales (mlns) $664.10
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 73.22
Share Float (mlns) 70.46
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 2.40%
Short Float 9.11%
Short Interest Ratio 6.59
Quarterly Return 35.63%
YTD Return 14.19%
Year Return 170.83%

 

Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq: SWIR) Posts Big Price and Volume Gains

Sierra Wireless Inc. – Nasdaq: SWIR

Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) closed Thursday at $18.65. On Friday, following an earnings release, SWIR shares gapped up to open at $23.60 and hit an inter-day high of $25.25. Friday’s volumes exceeded 3.8 million for a stock whose average daily volume is normally below 225k. Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) is a manufacturer that supplies technology for the “internet of things” (IoT).

Traders were responding to Q4 2016 figures that showed a year-on-year 12.5% increase in revenues and an increase of over 200% in net income that Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) credited to a cost-cutting program previously implemented. Sierra Wireless Inc.’s (Nasdaq: SWIR) latest guidance was for revenues of $157 million to $166 million – they came in at $163 million. Also, beating previous guidance was adjusted earnings per share, which was given between $0.13 to $0.19 but came in at $0.27.

Sierra Wireless Inc. CEO, Jason Cohenour, stated in a press release “In 2016, we continued to strengthen our position as a leader in device-to-cloud solutions for the IoT with the introduction of new products and services, new customer wins, targeted investments in sales & marketing and two strategic acquisitions.”

The “Internet of Things” describes the connectivity between consumer and commercial technologies to a wireless network by embedding them with electronic, software, or sensor technology. This wireless connectivity moves society towards a world where less human-to-human interaction is required to achieve the same results. Remotely turning on your house lights, a “smart” thermostat, an engineer receiving an email about a broken valve in a municipality’s water filtration plant, or electronic quality control communications concerning a manufacturing line – all are examples of the “Internet of Things”. According to one well informed source this market is set to at least double by 2020 – to $1.7 Trillion.

Since launching the world’s first cellular embedded module in 1997, Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) has shipped over 100 million devices to connect the Internet of Things. Sierra Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) has been first-to-market with the world’s smallest module, embedded software, embedded SIM, interchangeable modules and 4G LTE solutions to name a few. They produce products for the energy, industrial municipal, healthcare, and automobile sectors – to name a few.

SWIR shareholders have seen steady improvement in sales figures. In 2011, Sierra Wireless Inc. sales were reported at $333.2 million but reached $607.8 million in 2015. EPS, prior to 2016, was never positive. SWIR lost $1.62 EPS in 2011 but that loss narrowed in 2015 to $0.08. Five firms follow SWIR shares. Four rate SWIR shares as a “Hold” and one rates the shares as a “Strong Buy”.

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/10/2017
Ticker Symbol SWIR
Last Price a/o 7:17 PM EST  $                    24.50
Average Volume                    222,600
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  782.89
Sales (mlns) $597.40
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 32.02
Share Float (mlns) 31.97
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 6.60%
Short Float 1.40%
Short Interest Ratio 2.02
Quarterly Return 65.20%
YTD Return 55.73%
Year Return 145.73%

Aehr TestSystems (Nasdaq: AEHR) Up Over 60%

Aehr Test systems – Nasdaq: AEHR 

Fremont, CA-based Aehr Test Systems announced today that it has received several follow-on orders for test and burn-in products from a leading multi-national manufacturer of advanced logic integrated circuits. The orders exceed $2.5 million – more than 17% of reported 2016 sales. The system is planned to ship in fiscal 4th quarter ending May 31, 2017. The market has responded by sending shares (Nasdaq: AEHR) up over 60% to new-highs. Trading in AEHR is extremely heavy – 1.4 million shares traded by mid-morning when the average daily volume barley exceeds 21,000.

Aehr Test Systems designs, engineers, develops, manufactures, and sells test and burn-in equipment used in the global semiconductor industry. Increased quality and reliability needs of the automotive and mobility integrated circuit markets are driving additional test requirements, capacity needs, and opportunities for Aehr Test products in package and wafer level test.

Aehr’s ABTS system is used in production and qualification testing of packaged parts for both low-power and high-power logic as well as all common types of memory devices. The FOX system is a full wafer contact test and burn-in system used for burn-in and functional test of complex devices, such as leading-edge memories, digital signal processors, microprocessors, microcontrollers, systems-on-a-chip and integrated optical devices. The DiePak carrier is a reusable, temporary package that enables IC manufacturers to perform cost-effective final test and burn-in of bare die.

Last year Aehr posted a loss of $0.52 EPS on sales of $14.5 million. Only one firm follows AEHR and they rate the shares as a “Strong Buy” with a price target of $5.

 I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/8/2017
Ticker Symbol AEHR
Last Price a/o 11:38 AM EST  $                      3.13
Average Volume                      21,600
Market Cap (mlns)  $                    38.52
Sales (mlns) $12.80
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 17.43
Share Float (mlns) 14.05
Shortable Yes
Optionable No
Inside Ownership 3.60%
Short Float 0.87%
Short Interest Ratio 5.67
Quarterly Return -32.42%
YTD Return -8.30%
Year Return 95.58%

Himax Technologies (Nasdaq: HIMX) Shareholders Anxious Ahead of Earnings

Himax Technologies, Inc. – Nasdaq: HIMX

In September Taiwan-based Himax Technologies (Nasdaq: HIMX) was trading just under $11 – then the analysts started downgrading the technology company. From the end of September until yesterday there were six downgrades and yesterday HIMX settled barely above $5.

On September 23, 2016 Nomura was the first firm to issue a downgrade on HIMX – the stock dropped from $10.73 to $8.63 on volumes in exceeding 22 million shares when the average daily volume was around 2.5 million. HIMX continued to slide and the next downgrade was issued from Morgan Stanley on Nov 7, followed by five more downgrades in thirty days beginning on January 6, 2017.

So why are analysts being so hard on Himax? Himax supplies image processing technology. To over-simplify – they supply the technology that turns computer code into the picture on a screen. The company primarily supplies its technology to the manufacturers of smartphones and handheld devices but smartphone sales are slowing globally. Also working against Himax is the augmented reality sector. They are a key supplier to, and are predicted to be heavily revenue dependent on, Microsoft’s HoloLens headwear – smartglasses. The HoloLens headwear, which look like futuristic sunglasses, is Microsoft’s entrant into the 3D, augmented reality market. Analysts are not being kind to Microsoft’s 3D effort either – pushing back revenue and sales estimates into late 2017. Lastly, analysts are claiming that Himax’s technology is inferior to what the competition is coming out with.

All of these factors have pushed analysts to not only downgrade HIMX but also to forecast further downside between 20 – 30%. This represents a reversal of fortune for a Himax as their sales grew from $633 million in 2011 to $840.5 million in 2014. EPS for HIMX shareholders grew similarly – the company posted earnings of $0.06 EPS in 2011 and $0.39 in 2014. Then 2015 came and the figures declined – $0.15 EPS on sales of $691.8 million.

Analysts are forecasting 4th quarter 2016 revenues to come in between $200 and $220 million with EPS between $0.05 and $0.13. Himax Technologies is scheduled to release its earnings next Thursday – February 13.

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/6/2017
Ticker Symbol HIMX
Last Price a/o 4:00 PM EST  $                      5.14
Average Volume                3,760,000
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  897.65
Sales (mlns) $725.00
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 174.64
Share Float (mlns) 148.8
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 12.30%
Short Float 7.67%
Short Interest Ratio 3.03
Quarterly Return -32.99%
YTD Return -14.90%
Year Return -35.48%

Pixelworks Inc. (Nasdaq: PXLW) Reports Earnings and Shares Gain 20%+

Pixelworks, Inc. – Nasdaq: PXLW

Pixelworks shares, traded on the Nasdaq under ticker PXLW, are up over 20% in the after-hours market after the company released 4th quarter financials. PXLW EPS came in at $0.04 which beat estimates by $0.03. Revenues increased 18.6% year-on-year and the $15.99 figure beat estimates by $0.5 million.

San Jose, CA-based Pixelworks develops and markets video display processing technology for high quality digital video applications. It also has an intellectual property portfolio of 135 patents related to the visual display of digital image data.

Sales have been inconsistent but trend lower overall. In 2011 Pixelworks reported sales of $64.6 million and that number declined to $59.5 million in 2015. PXLW shareholders have experienced negative EPS since 2011. And in 2015 EPS for PXLW was a loss of $0.42. Four firms follow Pixelworks. Two rate PXLW shares as a “Strong Buy”, one rates the shares as a “Buy”, and one rates PXLW shares as a “Hold. Their consensus price target is $3.65.

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/2/2017
Ticker Symbol PXLW
Last Price a/o 5:44 PM EST  $                      3.70
Average Volume                    184,850
Market Cap (mlns)  $                    89.99
Sales (mlns) $50.90
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 28.66
Share Float (mlns) 23.92
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 1.40%
Short Float 3.46%
Short Interest Ratio 4.47
Quarterly Return 19.85%
YTD Return 12.14%
Year Return 124.29%

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: ESIO) Shares Rise after Earnings Report

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. – Nasdaq: ESIO

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. shares are up over 10% in after-hours trading after the company released financial results for fiscal 3rd quarter ending Dec. 31, 2016. Electro Scientific Industries Inc. trade on the Nasdaq under ticker ESIO.

Third quarter revenue was $33.8 million, compared to $29.7 million in the second quarter of 2017 and $43.3 million in the third quarter of last fiscal year. GAAP net loss was $9.7 million or $0.29 per share, compared to a net loss of $9.7 million, or $0.30 per share in the second quarter. On a non-GAAP basis net loss was $7.6 million or $0.23 per share, compared to net loss of $7.7 million or $0.24 per share in the prior quarter.

Michael Burger, president and CEO of ESI, said, “We delivered top and bottom line results at the high end of our expectations in the third quarter, as revenues grew 14% sequentially. We also made progress on new product evaluation by customers, the integration of our Visicon acquisition, and repositioning our Micromachining product line for future success.”

Electro Scientific Industries Inc. sales increased from $159.1 million in 2015 to $184.4 million in 2016. ESIO shares lost $1.43 in 2015 but narrowed that loss to $0.39 in 2016. ESIO shares are followed by two firms. One rates ESIO as a “Strong Buy” and the other rates the shares as a “Hold”.

I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 96 hours. All information, or data, is provided with no guarantees of accuracy.

2/1/2017
Ticker Symbol ESIO
Last Price a/o 5:38 PM EST  $                      7.48
Average Volume                    155,640
Market Cap (mlns)  $                  213.30
Sales (mlns) $172.20
Shares Outstanding (mlns) 32.47
Share Float (mlns) 31.42
Shortable Yes
Optionable Yes
Inside Ownership 1.90%
Short Float 3.13%
Short Interest Ratio 6.32
Quarterly Return 26.83%
YTD Return 10.98%
Year Return 10.23%