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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Most Short Sold Stocks

If there are companies that have the highest sold stocks, there are also those that have short sold stocks. Insider Monkey has made a post regarding the list on "The Most Short Sold Stocks".

For investors looking to hedge or speculate, there are many reasons why one would short sell a stock. While bi-monthly short interest FINRA data is useful for determining a broad gauge of the 'most hated' stocks on the Street, it's important to note that an abnormally high short interest can lead to a short squeeze. Though tough to pinpoint, recent short squeeze scenarios include Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), among others, but generally speaking, a short interest percentage above 30% (of float) indicates a level that retail investors should stay cautious of.

The stock price of Disney has been in a general uptrend over the past 12 months, and is now up more than 40% from a year ago. Logically speaking, this makes Disney an unfavorable candidate for short sellers, but there are still a few bears out there. Please see Insider Monkey for more details about the most short sold stocks.