Current Most Shorted Stocks 2021: October

Current Most Shorted Stocks 2021: October

A listing of the most shorted stocks right now is a a great place to look for potential deep dip technical entries or value buys. Stocks with the highest short interest across all major U.S. stock exchanges is the list to watch to stay updated on stocks setting up for potentially explosive moves to the upside.  

The below company stocks have the highest percentage of their share float borrowed to sell short. These short positions reveal built in future buying pressure as the shares that have been sold short must be bought back to cover at some time in the future. These stocks are the ones in the highest danger to bears of short squeezes as they may have overstayed their welcome. Bears failed to lock in their profit and appear to be betting on a $0 price point as the short interest has become extreme. Selling short goes against the long term trend in the stock market and stocks getting on the most shorted stock list can be the most bullish for a stock signaling it is about to rally higher after this oversold reading. 

Be aware that the NASDAQ short interest is updated twice a month. Short interest data is reported on mid-month and end-of-month settlement dates for NASDAQ listed stocks. Most exchanges do month end reporting. So it is constantly changing but is delayed in reporting.

Here is a list of the 25 currently most shorted stocks right now:

Rank/Ticker/Company/Exchange/Short Interest/Sector[1]

  1. BGFV Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Nasdaq 41.87% Retailers – Miscellaneous Specialty
  2. WKHS Workhorse Group Inc Nasdaq 40.82% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  3. SDC SmileDirectClub Inc Nasdaq 37.48% Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution
  4. BLNK Blink Charging Co Nasdaq 35.46% Utilities – Electric
  5. GOGO Gogo Inc Nasdaq 33.12% Communications Services
  6. FUV Arcimoto Inc Nasdaq 33.05% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  7. OTRK Ontrak, Inc. Nasdaq 32.41% Healthcare Facilities
  8. ROOT Root Inc Nasdaq 32.31% Insurance – Multiline & Brokers
  9. NKLA Nikola Corporation Nasdaq 31.41% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  10. ICPT Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc Nasdaq 29.16% Biotechnology & Medical Research
  11. ATER Aterian Inc Nasdaq 27.61% Appliances, Tools & Housewares
  12. CRCT Cricut Inc Nasdaq 27.56% Retailers – Miscellaneous Specialty
  13. OCGN Ocugen Inc Nasdaq 27.37% Biotechnology & Medical Research
  14. IRBT iRobot Corporation Nasdaq 26.64% Electronic Equipment & Parts
  15. SNDL Sundial Growers Inc Nasdaq 26.28% Pharmaceuticals
  16. KPLT Katapult Holdings Inc Nasdaq 26.18% Investment Holding Companies
  17. BYND Beyond Meat Inc Nasdaq 26.11% Food Processing
  18. GOTU Gaotu Techedu Inc NYSE 25.68% Miscellaneous Educational Service Providers
  19. PETS Petmed Express Inc Nasdaq 25.49% Retail (Drugs)
  20. MSTR MicroStrategy Inc Nasdaq 24.63% Software & Programming
  21. GDRX Goodrx Holdings Inc Nasdaq 24.52% Online Services
  22. RIDE Lordstown Motors Corp Nasdaq 24.42% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  23. W Wayfair Inc NYSE 24.36% Retailers – Department Stores
  24. BGS B&G Foods, Inc. NYSE 24.25% Food Processing
  25. SENS Senseonics Holdings Inc AMEX 23.87% Medical Equipment & Supplies