Top 10 Most Shorted Stocks

Shorting, or short-selling, is when an investor borrows shares and immediately sells them, hoping he or she can scoop them up later at a lower price, return them to the lender and pocket the difference. But shorting is much riskier than buying stocks, or what’s known as taking a long position. Please note there is a delay between market data and the information below.

1. Tesla

Short Value – $18.30 billion

%Float – 10.3%

Tesla, Inc. TSLA (NASDAQ), is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in electric vehicle manufacturing, battery energy storage from home to grid scale and, through its acquisition of SolarCity, solar panel and solar roof tile manufacturing.

2. Charter Communications

Short Value – $4.59 billion

%Float – 5.1%

Charter Communications, Inc., CHTR (NASDAQ) is an American telecommunications and mass media company that offers its services to consumers and businesses under the branding of Spectrum.

3. Match Group

Short Value – $4.08  billion

%Float – 74.9%

Match Group, Inc.  MTCH (NASDAQ) is an American Internet company that owns and operates several online dating web sites including OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, Tinder, Hinge and Match.com. Match Group is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Its controlling shareholder is IAC/InterActiveCorp.

4. Wayfair

Short Value – $3.84 billion

%Float – 29.8%

Wayfair Inc. W (NYSE) is an American e-commerce company that sells furniture and home-goods. Formerly known as CSN Stores, the company was founded in 2002. Their digital platform offers 14 million items from more than 11,000 global suppliers.

5. Morgan Stanley

Short Value – $2.95 billion

%Float – 5.2%

NYSE: MS Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered at 1585 Broadway in the Morgan Stanley Building, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
 
 

6. Ecolab

Short Value – $2.92 billion

%Float – 5.1%

ECL (NYSE) Ecolab Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an American global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets.

7. Charles Schwab

Short Value – $2.46 billion

%Float – 6.4%

The Charles Schwab Corporation SCHW (NYSE) is an American multinational financial services company founded and based in San Francisco, California. Headquartered in Financial District, San Francisco, Charles Schwab is the 14th largest banking institution in the United States with over US$3.3 trillion in client assets.

8. Clorox

Short Value – $2.44 billion

%Float – 8.8%

The Clorox Company, CLX (NYSE) based in Oakland, California, is an American global manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products, with approximately 8,700 employees worldwide, as of June 30, 2018. Net sales in the company’s 2019 fiscal year were US$6.2 billion.

9. Aon

Short Value – $2.35 billion

%Float – 5.4%

AON (NYSE) Aon plc is a large British global professional services firm that sells a range of financial risk-mitigation products, including insurance, pension administration, and health-insurance plans. Aon has approximately 50,000 employees in 120 countries.

10. Snap Inc.

Short Value – $2.14 billion

%Float – 10.7%

SNAP (NYSE) Snap Inc. is an American camera and social media company, founded on September 16, 2011, by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown based in Santa Monica, California. It has three products: Snapchat, Spectacles, and Bitmoji.

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