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. Charter Communications

Short Value – $4.68 billion

%Float – 5.5%

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

2. Aon

Short Value – $3.70 billion

%Float – 8.1%

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.

3. Clorox

Short Value – $2.93 billion

%Float – 10.9%

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.

4. Viacom

Short Value – $2.88 billion

%Float – 18.9%

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.

5. Analog Devices

Short Value – $2.75 billion

%Float – 6.2%

Analog Devices, Inc., also known simply as Analog, is an American multinational semiconductor company specializing in data conversion, signal processing and power management technology, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.

6. Snapchat 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.

7. Kroger

Short Value – $2.21 billion

%Float – 8.9%

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.

8. Uber

Short Value – $1.94 billion

%Float – 6.2%

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.

9. Moderna

Short Value – $1.93 billion

%Float – 8.5%

Moderna is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that focus on drug discovery, drug development, and vaccine technologies based exclusively on messenger RNA.

10. Datadog

Short Value – $1.83 billion

%Float – 11.0%

Datadog is an American monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services, through a SaaS-based data analytics platform.

Bonus - Beyond Meat

Short Value – $1.27 billion

%Float – 21.9%

Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes founded in 2009 by Ethan Brown. The company’s initial products were launched in the United States in 2012. The company has products designed to emulate chicken, beef, and pork sausage.

Bonus - ETSY

Short Value – $1.11 billion

%Float – 6.5%

Etsy is an American e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. These items fall under a wide range of categories, including jewelry, bags, clothing, home décor and furniture, toys, art, as well as craft supplies and tools. All vintage items must be at least 20 years old.



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