Short interest figures for US equities were released after the close of trading Tuesday, and below we highlight the 32 stocks in the S&P 1500 that have more than 25% of their free-floating shares sold short. As shown below, the list is dominated by small cap stocks with 20 of 32 stocks. Of the remaining 12, eight are mid caps, while JC Penney (JCP), Ciffs Natural (CLF), US Steel (X), and Pitney Bowes (PBI) are the only large cap stocks on the list. In terms of sector representation, ten of the names on the current list are from the Consumer Discretionary sector, while seven are from Technology.
For each name on the list, we have also shown how each stock has performed so far in September. The average performance of the stocks listed is a gain of 7.57% so far this month, with only seven stocks posting declines. This is well ahead of the 4.30% gain for the S&P 1500 so far this month. The three best performers on the list have been GT Advanced (GTAT), Blyth (BTH), and Intrepid Potash (IPI), which all have gains of more than 30%.