short covering

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the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale

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If the stock continues in this uptrend, there is certainly the possibility of short covering.
Chipotle Mexican Grill: Some stellar earnings and short covering are giving Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) this afternoon.
Finally, if this covering trend continues, NEM could (and I stress could) benefit from a continuation of this short covering, as buying pressure buoys the shares.
This action adds fuel to the stock's already solid rally, promoting more short covering in return.
If these turncoat short sellers suddenly transform into buyers, they can push the stock price yet higher and perhaps provoke further short covering.
9 percent of the total float, so short covering is unlikely to help prop up the price of ROK.