As of Thursday’s close, 25.4 million shares were shorted versus 25.86 million a day earlier, according to S3. GameStop short interest, a measure of stock price and the number of shares shorted, stood at $1.36 billion.
As of Friday morning, GameStop shorts were down $8.73 billion in realized and unrealized losses so far in 2021, according to S3. GameStop shares were rebounding in price on Friday, but were still down some 77% for the week. Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf