25 of the Most Hated NYSE Stocks Now

Following is information on 25 of the most-shorted stocks on the NYSE:

  1. JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM):On April 29th, 2011, there were 33,227,502 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 30,231,725 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,995,777 shares. Average daily share volume is 27,219,995, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $171,742,661,345, its shares recently traded at $43.22, its 52-week high is $48.36, and its 52-week low is $35.16 About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking. The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance. JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  2. Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM):On April 29th, 2011, there were 29,121,101 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 26,434,296 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,686,805 shares. Average daily share volume is 15,309,929, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $399,464,642,774, its shares recently traded at $80.56, its 52-week high is $88.23, and its 52-week low is $55.94 About the company: Exxon Mobil Corporation operates petroleum and petrochemicals businesses on a worldwide basis. The Company’s operations include exploration and production of oil and gas, electric power generation, and coal and minerals operations. Exxon Mobil also manufactures and markets fuels, lubricants, and chemicals.
  3. Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV):On April 29th, 2011, there were 27,717,813 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 24,604,344 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,113,469 shares. Average daily share volume is 9,902,765, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $9,155,013,901, its shares recently traded at $12.24, its 52-week high is $14.32, and its 52-week low is $10.42 About the company: Southwest Airlines Co. is a domestic airline that provides primarily short-haul, high-frequency, point-to-point service. The Company offers flights throughout the United States.
  4. Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY):On April 29th, 2011, there were 38,222,669 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 35,315,470 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,907,199 shares. Average daily share volume is 9,198,007, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $14,459,826,033, its shares recently traded at $17.78, its 52-week high is $18.54, and its 52-week low is $15.11 About the company: Annaly Capital Management Inc. is a real estate investment trust which owns and manages assets and funds on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide. The Company manages a portfolio of mortgage backed securities, including mortgage pass through certificates, collaterized mortgage obligations, and other securities.
  5. National Bank Greece (NYSE:NBG):On April 29th, 2011, there were 6,076,461 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 3,324,181 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,752,280 shares. Average daily share volume is 4,314,869, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $6,501,415,468, its shares recently traded at $1.36, its 52-week high is $3.23, and its 52-week low is $1.35 About the company: National Bank of Greece S.A. offers retail and corporate banking services. The Bank accepts deposits and offers loans, lease financing, mortgages, and investing and insurance services to industrial, commercial, and consumer clients. National Bank of Greece operates domestically and overseas.
  6. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD):On April 29th, 2011, there were 66,512,164 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 63,457,204 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,054,960 shares. Average daily share volume is 8,452,107, implying a short ratio of 8 days. The company’s market capitalization is $1,059,386,687, its shares recently traded at $1.19, its 52-week high is $1.47, and its 52-week low is $0.86 About the company: Rite Aid Corporation operates a retail drugstore chain in various states and the District of Columbia. The Company’s stores sell prescription drugs, as well as other products such as nonprescription medications, health and beauty aids, and cosmetics
  7. Merck & Company, Inc. (NYSE:MRK):On April 29th, 2011, there were 21,165,438 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 18,568,171 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,597,267 shares. Average daily share volume is 16,335,735, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $115,006,148,044, its shares recently traded at $37.26, its 52-week high is $37.68, and its 52-week low is $31.04 About the company: Merck & Co., Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of human and animal health products. Merck’s products include a treatment for elevated cholesterol, a treatment for male pattern hair loss, a preventive treatment for osteoporosis, a treatment for hypertension, and a treatment for allergic rhinitis.
  8. SPDR Select Sector Fund – Utilities (NYSE:XLU):On April 29th, 2011, there were 20,464,177 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 17,894,675 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,569,502 shares. Average daily share volume is 5,792,522, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $4,444,229,323, its shares recently traded at $34.01, its 52-week high is $34.25, and its 52-week low is $27.44 About the company: Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of The Utilities Select Sector Index. The Index includes communication services, electrical power providers and natural gas distributors.
  9. SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF (NYSE:KRE):On April 29th, 2011, there were 41,528,939 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 38,968,995 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,559,944 shares. Average daily share volume is 1,895,746, implying a short ratio of 22 days. The company’s market capitalization is $622,806,262, its shares recently traded at $25.68, its 52-week high is $27.87, and its 52-week low is $20.80 About the company: SPDR KBW Regional Banking ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the KBW Regional Banking Index, an equal-weighted index.
  10. PowerShares Aerospace & Defense (NYSE:PPA):On April 29th, 2011, there were 2,533,626 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 04,656 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,528,970 shares. Average daily share volume is 31,783, implying a short ratio of 80 days. The company’s market capitalization is $115,343,624, its shares recently traded at $20.41, its 52-week high is $20.80, and its 52-week low is $15.51 About the company: PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield of the SPADE(NYSE:TM) Defense Index, which tracks stocks of companies involved in the development, manufacturing, operations and support of US defense, homeland security & aerospace operations.
  11. Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG):On April 29th, 2011, there were 23,245,692 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 20,730,121 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,515,571 shares. Average daily share volume is 10,405,426, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $187,596,521,722, its shares recently traded at $66.98, its 52-week high is $67.31, and its 52-week low is $58.92 About the company: The Procter & Gamble Company manufactures and markets consumer products in countries throughout the world. The Company provides products in the laundry and cleaning, paper, beauty care, food and beverage, and health care segments. Proctor & Gamble’s products are sold primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, and neighborhood stores.
  12. Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY):On April 29th, 2011, there were 18,564,960 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 16,074,394 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,490,566 shares. Average daily share volume is 3,155,804, implying a short ratio of 6 days. The company’s market capitalization is $18,624,647,522, its shares recently traded at $31.92, its 52-week high is $32.76, and its 52-week low is $27.13 About the company: Sysco Corporation distributes food and related products primarily to the foodservice industry. The Company also distributes personal care guest amenities, housekeeping supplies, room accessories, and textiles to the lodging industry.
  13. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID):On April 29th, 2011, there were 10,838,100 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 8,375,216 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,462,884 shares. Average daily share volume is 3,426,996, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $20,836,627,983, its shares recently traded at $14.05, its 52-week high is $18.41, and its 52-week low is $13.16 About the company: Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A. (CSN) manufactures iron and steel in Brazil. The Company operates mines, an integrated steel mill, service centers, ports, and railroads. CSN manufactures and distributes hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized steel products to the automobile, auto parts, civil construction, electrical equipment, and packaging industries.
  14. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ):On April 29th, 2011, there were 45,599,774 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 43,262,962 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,336,812 shares. Average daily share volume is 15,121,530, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $103,824,005,127, its shares recently traded at $37.08, its 52-week high is $38.95, and its 52-week low is $25.99 About the company: Verizon Communications Inc. is an integrated telecommunications company that provides wire line voice and data services, wireless services, Internet services, and published directory information. The Company also provides network services for the federal government including business phone lines, data services, telecommunications equipment and payphones.
  15. United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSE:UNG):On April 29th, 2011, there were 21,891,011 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 19,661,486 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,229,525 shares. Average daily share volume is 13,644,262, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $2,088,222,941, its shares recently traded at $11.09, its 52-week high is $17.68, and its 52-week low is $10.02 About the company: United States Natural Gas Fund LP is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is for the units’ net asset value to reflect the performance of the price of natural gas delivered at the Henry Hub, Louisiana, as measured by the futures contract on natural gas traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  16. SPDR Select Sector Fund – Construction (NYSE:XLP):On April 29th, 2011, there were 18,533,051 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 16,324,451 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,208,600 shares. Average daily share volume is 7,985,616, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $4,166,972,866, its shares recently traded at $32.11, its 52-week high is $32.26, and its 52-week low is $25.30 About the company: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of The Consumer Staples Select Sector Index. The Index includes cosmetic and personal care, pharmaceuticals, soft drinks, tobacco and food products.
  17. Health Management Associates (NYSE:HMA):On April 29th, 2011, there were 12,703,402 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 10,508,921 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,194,481 shares. Average daily share volume is 4,201,643, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $2,795,022,403, its shares recently traded at $11.04, its 52-week high is $11.74, and its 52-week low is $6.13 About the company: Health Management Associates Inc. operates general acute care hospitals in rural communities located primarily in the southeastern and southwestern United States. The Company’s facilities offer a wide range of medical and surgical services.
  18. NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG):On April 29th, 2011, there were 12,931,783 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 10,761,229 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,170,554 shares. Average daily share volume is 3,120,435, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $5,966,963,046, its shares recently traded at $24.75, its 52-week high is $25.14, and its 52-week low is $18.22 About the company: NRG Energy, Inc. owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power-generating facilities, primarily in the United States. The Company’s operations include energy production and cogeneration facilities, thermal energy production, and energy resource recovery facilities.
  19. Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:SRZ):On April 29th, 2011, there were 5,022,772 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 2,933,951 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,088,821 shares. Average daily share volume is 1,286,311, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $577,805,037, its shares recently traded at $10.12, its 52-week high is $12.44, and its 52-week low is $2.18 About the company: Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. provides senior living services. The Company has various senior living communities either open or under construction in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Sunrise offers a range of senior living services, from independent living, to assisted living, to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s, and nursing and rehabilitative care.
  20. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX):On April 29th, 2011, there were 10,475,425 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 8,431,143 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,044,282 shares. Average daily share volume is 1,255,282, implying a short ratio of 8 days. The company’s market capitalization is $7,123,989,001, its shares recently traded at $5.89, its 52-week high is $6.66, and its 52-week low is $3.33 About the company: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. manufactures and markets integrated circuit packages for computer and industrial applications. The Company also produces notebook computers. Advanced Semiconductor sells its products in Taiwan and exports to North America, Asia, and Europe.
  21. Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS):On April 29th, 2011, there were 24,778,414 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 22,739,630 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,038,784 shares. Average daily share volume is 7,900,043, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $13,407,469,234, its shares recently traded at $23.01, its 52-week high is $23.73, and its 52-week low is $16.62 About the company: The Gap, Inc., is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. The Gap operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Japan.
  22. Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE:QIHU):On April 29th, 2011, there were 3,602,173 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 1,580,780 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,021,393 shares. Average daily share volume is 3,812,592, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $3,040,882,049, its shares recently traded at $26.13, its 52-week high is $36.21, and its 52-week low is $24.01 About the company: Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd. provides Internet and mobile security products in the People’s Republic of China. The Companys products include an Internet security product for Internet security and system optimization; an anti-virus application to protect users’ computers against trojan horses, viruses, worms, adware, and other forms of malware; and a mobile smartphone security program.
  23. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ):On April 29th, 2011, there were 35,098,892 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 33,082,499 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 2,016,393 shares. Average daily share volume is 5,590,460, implying a short ratio of 6 days. The company’s market capitalization is $6,798,467,351, its shares recently traded at $16.35, its 52-week high is $17.64, and its 52-week low is $8.36 About the company: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. operates car and equipment rental centers throughout the United States and Europe.
  24. ProShares UltraShort Silver (NYSE:ZSL):On April 29th, 2011, there were 2,780,754 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 783,144 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 1,997,610 shares. Average daily share volume is 21,930,943, implying a short ratio of 0 days. The company’s market capitalization is $111,186,800, its shares recently traded at $20.88, its 52-week high is $155.04, and its 52-week low is $12.83 About the company: ProShares UltraShort Silver is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund will seek daily investment results that correspond to twice (200%) the inverse (opposite) of the daily performance of its corresponding benchmark. The Fund tracks the daily performance of silver bullion as measured by the U.S. Dollar fixing price for delivery in London.
  25. Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT):On April 29th, 2011, there were 14,299,133 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 12,418,727 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 1,880,406 shares. Average daily share volume is 4,236,496, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $45,042,158,098, its shares recently traded at $42.12, its 52-week high is $43.51, and its 52-week low is $30.80 About the company: Medtronic, Inc. develops therapeutic and diagnostic medical products. The Company’s principal products include those for bradycardia pacing, tachyarrhythmia management, atrial fibrillation management, heart failure management, heart valve replacement, malignant and non-malignant pain, and movement disorders. Medtronic’s products are sold worldwide.

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