Below is a top 20 list of the current most shorted stocks on the NASDAQ stock exchange based on the highest NASDAQ short interest information available as of January 29, 2021. Be aware that the NASDAQ, Inc. short interest is available for the past 12 months and updated twice a month. Short interest data is reported on mid-month and end-of-month settlement dates. So it is constantly changing but is delayed in reporting. 

These are the companies that have had the highest percentage of their share float borrowed to sell short. These short positions reveal built in buying pressure as the short stocks must be bought back at some point to cover. These NASDAQ stocks are the ones in the highest danger of short squeezes on that exchange as the bears may have overstayed their welcome. Bears failed to lock in their profit at oversold levels and appear to be waiting for a price that may never happen. Selling short goes against the long term trend in the NASDAQ and getting on the most shorted stock list can be bullish for a stock signaling it is about to rally higher. 

Rank for short interest/Ticker symbol/Company/Short Interest

  1. BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 65.48% 
  2. LGND Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. 64.88% 
  3. FIZZ National Beverage Corp. 62.62% 
  4. SPWR SunPower Corporation 57.49% 
  5. GOGO Gogo Inc 43.95% 
  6. AXDX Accelerate Diagnostics Inc 43.08% 
  7. BYND Beyond Meat Inc 42.89% 
  8. OTRK Ontrak, Inc.  42.56% 
  9. CLVS Clovis Oncology Inc 42.13% 
  10. IRBT iRobot Corporation 38.45% 
  11. PRTS Carparts.Com Inc 37.50% 
  12. PGEN Precigen, Inc 34.83% 
  13. SFIX Stitch Fix Inc 33.13% 
  14. PETS Petmed Express Inc 32.47% 
  15. LAZR Luminar Technologies Inc 31.34% 
  16. SRNE Sorrento Therapeutics Inc 31.04% 
  17. WKHS Workhorse Group Inc 30.78% 
  18. SDC SmileDirectClub Inc 29.43% 
  19. EBIX Ebix, Inc. 28.93% 
  20. DGL Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc 28.37% 
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