10 Most-Shorted AMEX Stocks at Close of July

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

  1. Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Com (AMEX:NOG): This company had 24,547,894 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 25,489,599 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -941,705 shares, or -3.7%. Days to cover for this company is 21 and average daily trading volume is 1,161,296. About the company: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company is currently focused on the Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.
  2. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp Common S (AMEX:KOG): This company had 20,544,242 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 22,293,600 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -1,749,358 shares, or -7.8%. Days to cover for this company is 3 and average daily trading volume is 7,072,810. About the company: Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation explores for oil and natural gas in the western United States.
  3. Cheniere Energy, Inc. Common S (AMEX:LNG): This company had 16,325,037 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 15,801,490 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 523,547 shares, or 3.3%. Days to cover for this company is 4 and average daily trading volume is 4,120,871. About the company: Cheniere Energy, Inc., through subsidiaries, develops liquefied natural gas terminals, and explores for oil and natural gas. The Company explores for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
  4. Great Basin Gold, Ltd. Common (AMEX:GBG): This company had 13,599,607 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 13,323,207 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 276,400 shares, or 2.1%. Days to cover for this company is 7 and average daily trading volume is 1,905,230. About the company: Great Basin Gold Limited explores and develops gold properties. The Company prospects for gold in the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa and the Carlin Trend in Nevada.
  5. Northgate Minerals Ltd Common (AMEX:NXG): This company had 12,410,955 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 8,950,691 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 3,460,264 shares, or 38.7%. Days to cover for this company is 3 and average daily trading volume is 4,083,557. About the company: Northgate Minerals Corporation is a gold and copper mining company. The Company has mines in areas of Canada and Australia.
  6. Neoprobe Corporation Common St (AMEX:NEOP): This company had 11,144,121 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 11,470,364 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -326,243 shares, or -2.8%. Days to cover for this company is 9 and average daily trading volume is 1,249,414.
  7. Rentech, Inc. Common Stock (AMEX:RTK): This company had 10,981,223 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 11,370,350 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -389,127 shares, or -3.4%. Days to cover for this company is 16 and average daily trading volume is 673,445. About the company: Rentech, Inc. develops and licenses a proprietary and patented process for the conversion of carbon-bearing gases, liquids, and solids into liquid hydrocarbon products. These products include clean burning diesel fuel, naphthas, waxes, petrochemical feedstocks and synthetic lubricant base stock. Rentech’s primary business is licensing this process.
  8. Opko Health Inc. Common Stock (AMEX:OPK): This company had 10,589,583 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 9,831,769 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 757,814 shares, or 7.7%. Days to cover for this company is 9 and average daily trading volume is 1,210,855. About the company: Opko Health, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that researches and develops pharmaceuticals. The Company researches treatments for macular degeneration and other ophthalmic diseases.
  9. North American Palladium, Ltd. (AMEX:PAL): This company had 10,405,017 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 9,244,039 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of 1,160,978 shares, or 12.6%. Days to cover for this company is 3 and average daily trading volume is 3,161,991. About the company: North American Palladium Ltd. is a mineral exploration and production company. The Company is focused on growing its production of palladium and gold in mining-friendly jurisdictions throughout Canada. North American Palladium’s flagship mine is the Lac des Iles mine located northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario and also owns the Sleeping Giant gold mine located in Quebec.
  10. Novagold Resources Inc New Ord (AMEX:NG): This company had 10,306,012 shares sold short as of Jul 29th, as compared to 11,513,520 on Jul 15th, which represents a change of -1,207,508 shares, or -10.5%. Days to cover for this company is 4 and average daily trading volume is 2,908,599. About the company: NovaGold Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, explores and develops mineral properties in North America. NovaGold primarily focuses on gold properties, which may include copper, silver and zinc resources.
Data are sourced from here.