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Short interest data is now available for Nasdaq stocks through May 15th. Short interest has rocketed for some media and entertainment stocks:

% change in short interest for: April, 15 2005 to May,15 2005

  • Central European Media (ticker: CETV): +119.0%
  • New Frontier Media (ticker: NOOF): +115.8%
  • Salem Communications (ticker: SALM): +29.2%
  • Carmike Cinemas (ticker: CKEC): +15.0%
  • Regent Communications (ticker: RGCI): +12.3%
  • Young Broadcasting (ticker: YBTVA): +9.7%
  • Movie Gallery (ticker: MOVI): +5.5%
  • Image Entertainment (ticker: DISK): +4.5%
  • Echostar Communications (ticker: DISH): +3.1%
  • Hollywood Media (ticker: HOLL): +2.7%
  • Sirius Satellite Radio (ticker: SIRI): +1.3%
  • IMAX (ticker IMAX): -3.5%
  • Netflix (ticker: NFLX): -4.4%
  • TIVO Inc. (ticker: TIVO): -7.3%
  • XM Satellite Radio (ticker: XMSR): -7.6%
  • Pixar Animation (ticker: PIXR): -7.7%
  • Beasley Broadcast Group (ticker: BBGI): -7.9%
  • Rentrak Corporation (ticker: RENT): -9.1%
  • NDS Corp. (ticker: NNDS): -29.0%

Days needed to cover short position as of: May,15 2005

  • Beasley Broadcast Group (ticker: BBGI): 15.05
  • XM Satellite Radio (ticker: XMSR): 14.53
  • Netflix (ticker: NFLX): 9.83
  • Movie Gallery (ticker: MOVI): 7.85
  • TIVO Inc. (ticker: TIVO): 7.53
  • Pixar Animation (ticker: PIXR): 6.21
  • IMAX (ticker IMAX): 6.20
  • Salem Communications (ticker: SALM): 6.17
  • Regent Communications (ticker: RGCI): 5.75
  • Young Broadcasting (ticker: YBTVA): 5.28
  • Carmike Cinemas (ticker: CKEC): 4.62
  • Echostar Communications (ticker: DISH): 4.39
  • Hollywood Media (ticker: HOLL): 3.05
  • New Frontier Media (ticker: NOOF): 2.97
  • NDS Corp. (ticker: NNDS): 2.90
  • Sirius Satellite Radio (ticker: SIRI): 2.44
  • Central European Media (ticker: CETV): 2.09
  • Image Entertainment (ticker: DISK): 1.00
  • Rentrak Corp. (ticker: RENT): 1.00
Source: Short interest jumps for CETV and NOOF; drops for NNDS