With the recent, unprecedented gains (and losses) of some stocks caused by a coordinated short squeeze, investors are wondering which stocks are open to such historic volatility. To get a sense, we looked at high short interest (i.e: shorted shares divided by the number of shares outstanding) stocks and identified 10 with the highest short interest (i.e. greater than 30%). Not surprisingly, some of these stocks also make it to our Most Active Stocks Today list.
Top 10 Short Squeeze Stocks Table Description: The following table includes and can be sorted on: company name, short interest,intraday stock price, and the intraday stock price percent change. This live table is updated throughout the trading day. Don’t miss out on important revisions to our Top 10 Short Squeeze Stocks list. Get our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Top 10 Short Squeeze Stocks FAQ
What is a short squeeze?
A short squeeze occurs when a price spike in a stock forces a large number of short sellers to unexpectedly buy back the stock they shorted in order to minimize their losses.
What is short interest?
Short interest is the number shares that are held short of a given stock. Short interest can be expressed as a number or as a percentage of shares outstanding.
What are the most shorted stocks right now?
The most shorted stocks are PubMatic, Workhorse, Clover Health Investments, Arcimoto, GEO Group, Root, Blink Charging, Ontrak, Washington Prime Group, and PetMed Express.
Can short interest exceed 100%?
Yes. In fact, Gamestop short interest rose up to above 120% in January 2021.