10 Most-Hated NYSE Stocks at the Close of July

Following is a list of the 10 most-shorted stocks on the NYSE as of Jul 29th:

  1. SPDR S & P 500 (NYSE:SPY): This company had 337,973,094 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 340,553,034 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -2,579,940 shares, or -0.8%. Days to cover for this company is 2 and average daily trading volume is 190,379,610. About the company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.
  2. iShares Russell 2000 (NYSE:IWM): This company had 222,936,532 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 229,648,453 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -6,711,921 shares, or -2.9%. Days to cover for this company is 4 and average daily trading volume is 61,163,396. About the company: iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 2000 Index Fund. The Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to try to track the Index.
  3. Ford Motor Company Common Stoc (NYSE:F): This company had 148,443,639 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 151,977,243 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -3,533,604 shares, or -2.3%. Days to cover for this company is 2 and average daily trading volume is 63,042,932. About the company: Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, and services cars and trucks. The Company also provides vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance through its subsidiary.
  4. Bank of America Corporation Co (NYSE:BAC): This company had 131,937,512 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 124,889,429 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 7,048,083 shares, or 5.6%. Days to cover for this company is 1 and average daily trading volume is 188,090,564. About the company: Bank of America Corporation accepts deposits and offers banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk-management products and services. The Company has a mortgage lending subsidiary, and an investment banking and securities brokerage subsidiary.
  5. Nokia Corporation Sponsored Am (NYSE:NOK): This company had 111,996,756 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 102,478,802 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 9,517,954 shares, or 9.3%. Days to cover for this company is 3 and average daily trading volume is 37,602,304. About the company: Nokia Corporation is a player in the mobile industry. The Company makes a range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.
  6. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C (NYSE:AMD): This company had 102,114,988 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 103,439,195 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -1,324,207 shares, or -1.3%. Days to cover for this company is 3 and average daily trading volume is 30,569,005. About the company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. manufactures semiconductor products. The Company manufactures products that include microprocessors, embedded microprocessors, chipsets, graphics, video and multimedia products. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. offers its products on a global basis.
  7. SPDR Select Sector Fund – Fina (NYSE:XLF): This company had 94,636,980 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 91,698,978 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 2,938,002 shares, or 3.2%. Days to cover for this company is 1 and average daily trading volume is 94,355,920. About the company: Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond to the performance of The Financial Select Sector. The Index includes financial services firms whose business’ range from investment management to commercial & business banking.
  8. Frontier Communications Corpor (NYSE:FTR): This company had 93,153,368 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 84,603,243 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 8,550,125 shares, or 10.1%. Days to cover for this company is 9 and average daily trading volume is 10,881,770. About the company: Frontier Communications Corporation provides communications services to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities. The Company offers a variety of voice, data, and Internet, and television services.
  9. Sprint Nextel Corporation Com (NYSE:S): This company had 92,710,065 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 99,131,032 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -6,420,967 shares, or -6.5%. Days to cover for this company is 1 and average daily trading volume is 61,990,615. About the company: Sprint Nextel Corporation offers a range of wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, and government customers. The Company develops, engineers, and deploys various technologies, including two wireless networks offering mobile data services, instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities, and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone.
  10. Eastman Kodak Company Common S (NYSE:EK): This company had 81,112,355 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 73,629,409 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 7,482,946 shares, or 10.2%. Days to cover for this company is 5 and average daily trading volume is 15,403,008. About the company: Eastman Kodak Company develops, manufactures, and markets imaging products. The company provides professional and consumer digital cameras, laser images for radiologists, and photographic films for professionals and amateurs. Kodak also provides digital services for cinematographers, document scanners, aerial images, digital printers for commercial customers, and flat panel displays.
Data are sourced from here.

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