Bi-monthly VRX short interest data for 4/13 was just released today and was up 7% to 49 million shares, 16% of float.
Note the short interest reporting date is the settlement date, so this reflects the short holdings 3 business days prior on 4/10 with stock price of $9.85.
The 2 week prior number: 46m shares, 15% of float, 3/31 settlement date (holdings on 3/28, SP $10.68)
Most likely short interest was around 52-55 million shares at the start of today 4/25.
The next short interest reporting date is settlement date Friday 4/28, so that reflects the holdings end of day today 4/25. Some shorts were forced to close or chose to close today.
As a reminder, just prior to the Q4 ER, short interest was:
34m shares, 11% of float, 2/28 settlement date (holdings on 2/23, SP of $16.58), so the latest 49m shares is 44% greater.
I understand this data doesnt include naked short transactions.
Looking forward to big squeezes!