Highest Short Interest Stocks
Lists of the current most shorted stocks right now can be a great place to find high interest stocks that have the potential to be deep dip value buys. These stocks on major U.S. stock exchanges are also a great list to watch and stay updated on for potential short squeeze opportunities.
What is a Short Squeeze?
The below links are to lists of company stocks that have the highest percentage of their share float borrowed to sell short versus their share float. These short interest levels show built in future buying pressure as the short sellers must eventually buy back to cover their positions. These stocks are the ones with the highest probability of short squeezes after the bears have overstayed their welcome.
Short sellers that fail to lock in their profit late in a high short interest stock after a huge downtrend in price can get a big upside surprise with any bullish news event that brings hope back for the stock to go higher. The news can be better than expected earnings/sales or an acquisition rumor that sends shares flying higher.
Short Covering Rally
Selling short goes against the long term trend in the stock market and stocks getting on the lists below of the most shorted stocks with the highest short interest can be bullish for a stock signaling it is about to rally higher.
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 on short interest. So it is constantly updating and changing but is delayed in reporting.
Short Interest Tracker
The below links are to lists that show the current most shorted stocks in 2022 as of the last update.