Current High Short Interest: December 2021

Current High Short Interest: December 2021

A list of the current most shorted stocks today can be the place to look for deep dip value buys. The stocks with the highest short interest across all major U.S. stock exchanges should be on most stock traders watch list and stay updated on it for potential future short squeeze opportunities.  

These company stocks have the highest percentage of their shares currently borrowed to sell short. These short positions reveal built in future buying pressure as the shares short must be bought back at a later date to cover unless the price goes to zero. These stocks are the ones with the highest probability of short squeezes when the bears realize they have overstayed their welcome. Bears that failed to lock in their profit late in a high short interest stock can get a big upside surprise with any bullish news event that brings enough hope back for the company that the stock begins to rally higher. Selling short goes against the long term trend in the stock market and stocks getting on the most shorted stock list can be bullish for a stock signaling it could be about to rally higher after reaching one of the highest levels of short interest. 

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 on short interest. So it is constantly updating and changing but is delayed in reporting.

Here’s the list of the 25 most heavily shorted stocks in the stock market currently as of December 14, 2021.

Rank/Ticker/Company/Exchange/Short Interest%/ Industry

  1. BFRI Biofrontera Inc Nasdaq 84.54% Pharmaceuticals
  2. CRTX Cortexyme Inc Nasdaq 59.10% Biotechnology & Medical Research
  3. ICPT Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc Nasdaq Biotechnology & Medical Research
  4. BLNK Blink Charging Co Nasdaq 34.23% Utilities – Electric
  5. BYND Beyond Meat Inc Nasdaq 34.17% Food Processing
  6. ISPC iSpecimen Inc Nasdaq 32.79% Retailers – Department Stores
  7. GOGO Gogo Inc Nasdaq 31.95% Communications Services
  8. FUV Arcimoto Inc Nasdaq 31.50% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  9. GOTU Gaotu Techedu Inc NYSE 31.40% Miscellaneous Educational Service Providers
  10. RMO Romeo Power Inc NYSE 31.15% Electrical Components & Equipment
  11. WKHS Workhorse Group Inc Nasdaq 30.28% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  12. BGFV Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Nasdaq 29.09% Retailers – Miscellaneous Specialty
  13. SDC SmileDirectClub Inc Nasdaq 26.18% Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution
  14. IRBT iRobot Corporation Nasdaq 25.97% Electronic Equipment & Parts
  15. OTRK Ontrak, Inc. Nasdaq 25.55% Healthcare Facilities
  16. OCGN Ocugen Inc Nasdaq 25.34% Biotechnology & Medical Research
  17. BTBT Bit Digital Inc Nasdaq 24.97% Fintech – Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  18. SFT Shift Technologies Inc Nasdaq 24.27% Retailers – Auto Vehicles, Parts & Service
  19. PETS Petmed Express Inc Nasdaq 23.11% Retail (Drugs)
  20. NKLA Nikola Corporation Nasdaq 22.80% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  21. VLON Vallon Pharmaceuticals Inc Nasdaq 22.76% Biotechnology & Medical Research
  22. W Wayfair Inc NYSE 22.37% Retailers – Department Stores
  23. BBIG Vinco Ventures Inc Nasdaq 22.16% Toys & Children’s Products
  24. VLDR Velodyne Lidar Inc Nasdaq 22.12% Electronic Equipment & Parts
  25. INO Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc Nasdaq 22.11% Biotechnology & Medical Research

Current High Short Interest: December 2021

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