Stocks at Risk of a Short Squeeze

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 |  Includes: AMH, CACB, CTBI, CTBK, INDB, MWP, PSB, RAI, RNST, TBBK
by: Dylan Wetherill

Days-To Short % Short % Squeeze
# Shares Cover of Float Change Ranking
Ticker Company Short ("DTC") ("SPF") ("SPC") ("SR")
(NASDAQ:RNST) Renasant Corp. 465,753 21.7 4.9% 30.21% 23
(NYSE:RAI) Reynolds America 13,621,801 21.6 15.9% -0.41% 161
(OTCPK:CTBK) City Bank 337,549 21.0 N/A 23.01% N/A
(MWP) MarkWest Hydroca 295,276 19.9 4.7% 26.58% 9
(NYSE:PSB) PS Business Park 951,440 18.1 6.0% 22.12% 38
(AMH) AmerUs Group Co. 4,283,203 17.1 11.1% -3.15% 67
(NASDAQ:CTBI) Community Trust 629,270 16.0 4.5% 34.17% 6
(NASDAQ:CACB) Cascade Bancorp 1,198,897 15.0 5.9% 52.89% 50
(NASDAQ:INDB) Independent Bank 624,304 13.8 4.4% 25.85% 7
(NASDAQ:TBBK) The Bancorp Inc. 391,800 11.7 3.4% 27.38% 16
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The term "short squeeze" refers to the pressure on short sellers to cover their positions as a result of sharp price increases or difficulty in borrowing the security the sellers are short. The rush by short sellers to cover produces additional upward pressure on the price of the stock, which then can cause an even greater squeeze.