A list of the current most shorted stocks right now can be a great place to look for potential deep dip value buys. The stocks with the highest short interest on major U.S. stock exchanges is also a good list to watch and stay updated for potential short squeeze opportunities.

High Short Interest

The below company stocks have the highest percentage of their share float borrowed to sell short. These short interest levels show built in future buying pressure as the shares short must eventually be bought back to cover. These stocks are the ones with the highest probability of short squeezes after the bears have overstayed their welcome.

Short sellers 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 hope back for the stock to go higher. Selling short goes against the long term trend in the stock market and stocks getting on the list of  most shorted stocks can be bullish for a stock signaling it is about to rally higher.

Most Heavily Shorted Stocks

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

  1. BGFV Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp Nasdaq 43.25% Retailers – Miscellaneous Specialty
  2. FUV Arcimoto Inc Nasdaq 42.50% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  3. BYND Beyond Meat Inc Nasdaq 40.60% Food Processing
  4. GOGO Gogo Inc Nasdaq 39.18% Communications Services
  5. ICPT Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc Nasdaq 35.97% Biotechnology & Medical Research
  6. BLNK Blink Charging Co Nasdaq 35.29% Utilities – Electric
  7. CTRN Citi Trends, Inc. Nasdaq 34.22% Retailers – Apparel & Accessories
  8. SFT Shift Technologies Inc Nasdaq 33.36% Retailers – Auto Vehicles, Parts & Service
  9. SDC SmileDirectClub Inc Nasdaq 30.86% Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution
  10. EVGO Evgo Inc Nasdaq 29.95% Utilities – Electric
  11. WKHS Workhorse Group Inc Nasdaq 29.47% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  12. NKLA Nikola Corporation Nasdaq 28.46% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  13. ZYXI Zynex Inc. Nasdaq 28.19% Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology
  14. REI Ring Energy Inc AMEX 27.90% Oil & Gas – Exploration and Production
  15. BIG Big Lots, Inc. NYSE Retailers – Discount Stores
  16. INDO Indonesia Energy Corp Ltd AMEX 27.40% Oil & Gas – Exploration and Production
  17. BTBT Bit Digital Inc Nasdaq 26.02% Fintech – Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  18. JWN Nordstrom, Inc. NYSE 25.97% Retailers – Department Stores
  19. ESSC East Stone Acquisition Corp Nasdaq 25.26% Investment Holding Companies
  20. DNMR Danimer Scientific Inc NYSE 25.15% Chemicals – Commodity
  21. W Wayfair Inc NYSE 24.52% Retailers – Department Stores
  22. RMO Romeo Power Inc NYSE 24.32% Electrical Components & Equipment
  23. RIDE Lordstown Motors Corp Nasdaq 24.02% Auto & Truck Manufacturers
  24. MSTR MicroStrategy Inc Nasdaq 23.77% Software & Programming
  25. SKLZ Skillz Inc NYSE 23.74% IT Services & Consulting
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