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 – $18.18 billion

%Float – 8.6%

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. Wayfair

Short Value – $4.43 billion

%Float – 27.6%

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.

3. Aon

Short Value – $2.78 billion

%Float – 5.9%

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.

4. Clorox

Short Value – $2.68 billion

%Float – 9.1%

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.

5. Charles Schwab

Short Value – $2.64 billion

%Float – 6.9%

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.

6. Viacom CBS

Short Value – $2.01 billion

%Float – 14.3%

ViacomCBS Inc. is an American diversified multinational mass media conglomerate formed through the merger of CBS Corporation and the second incarnation of Viacom in 2019, which were split from the original incarnation of Viacom in 2005.

7. Snap Inc.

Short Value – $2.00 billion

%Float – 10.1%

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.

8. Kroger

Short Value – $1.99 billion

%Float – 7.4%

The Kroger Company KR (NYSE), or simply Kroger, is an American retail company founded by Bernard Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati, OH. It is the United States’ largest supermarket by revenue, and the second-largest general retailer.

9. Zillow

Short Value – $1.95 billion

%Float – 21%

Zillow Group, Inc. ZG (NASDAQ), or simply Zillow, is an American online real estate database company that was founded in 2006, and was created by Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, former Microsoft executives

10. DocuSign

Short Value – $1.89 billion

%Float – 5.2%

DocuSign, Inc. DOCU (NASDAQ) is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California that allows organizations to manage electronic agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature, a way to sign electronically on different devices.

Bonus - Uber

Short Vaue – $1.64 billion

%Float – 6.1%

Uber Technologies, Inc. UBER (NYSE), commonly known as Uber, is an American multinational ride-hailing company offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a micromobility system with electric bikes and scooters.

Bonus - Twitter

Short Value – $1.41 billion

%Float – 5.1%

Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.



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