The 10 Most-Hated Stocks on the AMEX in July

Following is a list of the 10 most-shorted stocks on the AMEX as of Jul 15th:

  1. Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Com (AMEX:NOG): This company had 25,219,348 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 25,219,348 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of 270,251 shares, or 1.1%. Days to cover for this company is 16 and average daily trading volume is 1,567,125. 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 21,519,535 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 21,519,535 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of 774,065 shares, or 3.6%. Days to cover for this company is 7 and average daily trading volume is 3,429,489. 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 16,122,976 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 16,122,976 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of -321,486 shares, or -2.0%. Days to cover for this company is 6 and average daily trading volume is 2,471,472. 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 13,102,382 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 13,102,382 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of 220,825 shares, or 1.7%. Days to cover for this company is 7 and average daily trading volume is 1,801,612. 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. Novagold Resources Inc New Ord (AMEX:NG): This company had 11,401,645 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 11,401,645 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of 111,875 shares, or 1.0%. Days to cover for this company is 3 and average daily trading volume is 3,815,529. 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.
  6. Neoprobe Corporation Common St (AMEX:NEOP): This company had 11,972,813 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 11,972,813 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of -502,449 shares, or -4.2%. Days to cover for this company is 19 and average daily trading volume is 593,330.
  7. Rentech, Inc. Common Stock (AMEX:RTK): This company had 12,588,018 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 12,588,018 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of -1,217,668 shares, or -9.7%. Days to cover for this company is 12 and average daily trading volume is 936,614. 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 10,056,914 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 10,056,914 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of -225,145 shares, or -2.2%. Days to cover for this company is 7 and average daily trading volume is 1,313,335. 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. Vantage Drilling Company (AMEX:VTG): This company had 10,361,498 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 10,361,498 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of -1,105,144 shares, or -10.7%. Days to cover for this company is 5 and average daily trading volume is 1,745,290. About the company: Vantage Drilling Company offers offshore oil and natural gas well drilling services.
  10. North American Palladium, Ltd. (AMEX:PAL): This company had 8,759,741 shares sold short as of Jul 15th, as compared to 8,759,741 on Jun 30th, which represents a change of 484,298 shares, or 5.5%. Days to cover for this company is 2 and average daily trading volume is 3,738,420. 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.
Data are sourced from here.

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