Investors and Traders are Shorting These Stocks on the NYSE Now

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

  1. SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY):On April 29th, 2011, there were 346,454,895 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 313,035,820 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 33,419,075 shares. Average daily share volume is 135,933,438, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $91,669,249,606, its shares recently traded at $134.17, its 52-week high is $137.18, and its 52-week low is $101.13 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. SPDR Select Sector Fund – Financial (NYSE:XLF):On April 29th, 2011, there were 112,067,699 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 90,710,987 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 21,356,712 shares. Average daily share volume is 50,666,894, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $8,277,119,216, its shares recently traded at $15.84, its 52-week high is $17.20, and its 52-week low is $13.29 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 and business banking.
  3. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F):On April 29th, 2011, there were 176,983,288 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 158,160,676 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 18,822,612 shares. Average daily share volume is 66,892,016, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $57,846,356,238, its shares recently traded at $15.23, its 52-week high is $18.97, and its 52-week low is $9.75 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. Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK):On April 29th, 2011, there were 116,099,499 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 102,161,679 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 13,937,820 shares. Average daily share volume is 26,862,530, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $32,768,479,500, its shares recently traded at $8.63, its 52-week high is $11.75, and its 52-week low is $7.73 About the company: Nokia Corporaiton 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 netwroks.
  5. EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC):On April 29th, 2011, there were 82,776,293 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 70,242,324 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 12,533,969 shares. Average daily share volume is 21,136,058, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $56,643,662,311, its shares recently traded at $27.46, its 52-week high is $28.73, and its 52-week low is $17.11 About the company: EMC Corporation provides enterprise storage systems, software, networks, and services. The Company’s products store, retrieve, manage, protect, and share information from all major computing environments and mainframe platforms. EMC operates offices around the world.
  6. iShares Russell 2000 (NYSE:IWM):On April 29th, 2011, there were 247,752,445 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 238,105,936 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 9,646,509 shares. Average daily share volume is 41,545,712, implying a short ratio of 6 days. The company’s market capitalization is $17,222,451,127, its shares recently traded at $82.86, its 52-week high is $86.81, and its 52-week low is $58.66 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 US equity market. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy to try to track the index.
  7. Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C):On April 29th, 2011, there were 388,265,220 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 381,139,607 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 7,125,613 shares. Average daily share volume is 396,332,583, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $120,885,455,695, its shares recently traded at $41.39, its 52-week high is $51.50, and its 52-week low is $35.30 About the company: Citigroup, Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.
  8. Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE:FTR):On April 29th, 2011, there were 73,891,592 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 67,549,810 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 6,341,782 shares. Average daily share volume is 9,589,729, implying a short ratio of 8 days. The company’s market capitalization is $8,698,213,832, its shares recently traded at $8.74, its 52-week high is $9.84, and its 52-week low is $6.96 About the company: Frontier Communications Corporation rpovides 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. Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS):On April 29th, 2011, there were 17,695,476 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 11,488,977 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 6,206,499 shares. Average daily share volume is 6,993,056, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $161,237,896,807, its shares recently traded at $61.13, its 52-week high is $61.58, and its 52-week low is $43.48 About the company: Novartis AG manufactures pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. The Company produces pharmaceuticals for cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases; oncology, neuroscience, transplantation, dermatology, gastrointestinal and urinary conditions, and arthritis; vaccines and diagnostics; vision, and animal health products.
  10. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE):On April 29th, 2011, there were 68,205,817 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 63,091,905 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 5,113,912 shares. Average daily share volume is 64,983,344, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $211,112,669,088, its shares recently traded at $19.88, its 52-week high is $21.65, and its 52-week low is $13.75 About the company: General Electric Company is a diversified technology, media and financial services company. The Company offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generatio, and water processing technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. General Electric condicts operations globally.
  11. Kraft Foods, Inc. (NYSE:KFT):On April 29th, 2011, there were 29,842,359 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 24,831,513 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 5,010,846 shares. Average daily share volume is 9,225,528, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $60,892,830,703, its shares recently traded at $34.64, its 52-week high is $35.10, and its 52-week low is $27.59 About the company: Kraft Foods Inc. is a food and beverage company. The Company manufactures and markets packaged food products, including snacks, beverages, cheese, convenient meals and various packaged grocery stores. Kraft sells its products throughout the world.
  12. American International Group (NYSE:AIG):On April 29th, 2011, there were 33,073,078 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 28,387,688 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 4,685,390 shares. Average daily share volume is 4,943,277, implying a short ratio of 7 days. The company’s market capitalization is $55,842,914,494, its shares recently traded at $31.08, its 52-week high is $62.87, and its 52-week low is $29.15 About the company: American International Group, Inc. is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, provides a varied range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. The Company’s main activities include both general insurance and life insurance & retirement services operations as well as financial services and asset management.
  13. El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP):On April 29th, 2011, there were 16,121,749 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 11,689,951 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 4,431,798 shares. Average daily share volume is 10,675,195, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $14,018,270,683, its shares recently traded at $18.23, its 52-week high is $19.67, and its 52-week low is $10.17 About the company: El Paso Corporation operates natural gas pipelines and storage facilities, transports natural gas, and imports liquefied natural gas. El Paso also explores for and produces natural gas. The Company has operations in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt.
  14. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ):On April 29th, 2011, there were 27,836,166 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 23,469,033 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 4,367,133 shares. Average daily share volume is 17,259,099, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $182,094,158,692, its shares recently traded at $66.43, its 52-week high is $67.37, and its 52-week low is $56.86 About the company: Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair care products, acetopminphen products, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and surgical equipment in countries located around the world.
  15. iShares Gold Trust (NYSE:IAU):On April 29th, 2011, there were 7,886,558 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 3,959,535 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,927,023 shares. Average daily share volume is 6,673,715, implying a short ratio of 1 days. The company’s market capitalization is $6,407,940,167, its shares recently traded at $14.60, its 52-week high is $15.39, and its 52-week low is $11.32 About the company: iShares Gold Trust is an investment fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund issues shares representing fractional undivided interests in its net assets. The assets of the Trust will consist primarily of gold held by the custodian on behalf of the Trust.
  16. CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS):On April 29th, 2011, there were 17,109,437 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 13,400,195 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,709,242 shares. Average daily share volume is 5,031,710, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $5,084,906,849, its shares recently traded at $20.15, its 52-week high is $20.46, and its 52-week low is $14.09 About the company: CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company, through its subsidiaries provides electricity and/or natural gas to its customers in Michigan. CMS Energy also invests in and operates non-utility power generation plants in the United States and abroad.
  17. Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW):On April 29th, 2011, there were 43,349,886 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 39,716,239 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,633,647 shares. Average daily share volume is 10,673,230, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $21,166,037,763, its shares recently traded at $17.54, its 52-week high is $19.69, and its 52-week low is $12.64 About the company: The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a variety of financial services to individual investors, independent investment managers, retirement plans, and institutions. The Company provides its clients with securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services through offices in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.
  18. PowerShares DB USD Index Bullish (NYSE:UUP):On April 29th, 2011, there were 7,401,892 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 3,790,930 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,610,962 shares. Average daily share volume is 4,331,750, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $1,106,190,000, its shares recently traded at $21.59, its 52-week high is $25.84, and its 52-week low is $20.84 About the company: PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund is designed to replicate being long the US Dollar against the following currencies: Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swedish Krona and Swiss Franc.
  19. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU):On April 29th, 2011, there were 63,723,725 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 60,164,435 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,559,290 shares. Average daily share volume is 25,871,892, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $13,868,666,544, its shares recently traded at $5.98, its 52-week high is $6.63, and its 52-week low is $2.25 About the company: Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, and offers telecommunications services. The Company’s telecommunications equipment and services enable its customers to send or receive virtually any type of voice or data transmission. Alcatel-Lucent designs and builds public and private networks, communications systems and software, and data networking systems.
  20. United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL):On April 29th, 2011, there were 42,920,861 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 39,416,947 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,503,914 shares. Average daily share volume is 7,379,138, implying a short ratio of 6 days. The company’s market capitalization is $8,724,378,623, its shares recently traded at $26.40, its 52-week high is $29.75, and its 52-week low is $17.13 About the company: United Continental Holdings Inc. is an airline holding company. The Company owns and operates airlines that transports persons, property and mail throughout the United Statesand abroad.
  21. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL):On April 29th, 2011, there were 21,229,739 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 17,849,337 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,380,402 shares. Average daily share volume is 12,765,167, implying a short ratio of 2 days. The company’s market capitalization is $41,916,754,528, its shares recently traded at $45.81, its 52-week high is $51.45, and its 52-week low is $21.10 About the company: Halliburton Company provides energy services and engineering and construction services, as well as manufactures products for the energy industry. The Company offers services and products and integrated solutions to customers in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas.
  22. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM):On April 29th, 2011, there were 67,112,703 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 63,859,719 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,252,984 shares. Average daily share volume is 17,657,615, implying a short ratio of 4 days. The company’s market capitalization is $7,138,302,201, its shares recently traded at $14.61, its 52-week high is $16.94, and its 52-week low is $8.92 About the company: MGM Resorts International operates gaming, hospitality and entertainment resorts. The Company owns properties in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan in the United States; and owns interests in properties in Nevada and Illinois in the United States, and Macau. MGM Resorts also offers hospitality management services for casino and non-casino properties around the world.
  23. SPDR KBW Bank ETF (NYSE:KBE):On April 29th, 2011, there were 12,298,500 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 9,067,216 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,231,284 shares. Average daily share volume is 4,825,144, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $1,891,618,672, its shares recently traded at $24.84, its 52-week high is $27.77, and its 52-week low is $21.19 About the company: SPDR KBW Bank ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund’s objective is to replicate the performance of the KBW Bank Index. The Index itself is a float adjusted modified-market capitalization weighted index of geographically diverse companies representing national money center banks & regional banking institutions listed on US stock markets.
  24. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (NYSE:ABV):On April 29th, 2011, there were 6,404,822 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 3,254,724 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,150,098 shares. Average daily share volume is 2,451,592, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $97,273,665,733, its shares recently traded at $31.33, its 52-week high is $33.24, and its 52-week low is $18.03 About the company: Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev) produces beer, soft drinks, teas, mineral water, and sports drinks. The Company’s main brands are Antarctica, Brahma, and Skol. AmBev is the sole distributor of Pepsi products in Brazil.
  25. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX):On April 29th, 2011, there were 24,008,759 shares sold short, and on April 15th, 2011, there were 20,887,518 shares sold short. This represents an increase of 3,121,241 shares. Average daily share volume is 6,969,854, implying a short ratio of 3 days. The company’s market capitalization is $38,196,171,588, its shares recently traded at $35.67, its 52-week high is $38.62, and its 52-week low is $27.99 About the company: Time Warner Inc. is a media and entertainment company. The Company’s businesses include cable television networks that provide programming, feature films, television and home video production and distribution, and magazine publishing.

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