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Wondering which industries are seeing the highest levels of short interest? We've crunched the numbers, and have compiled a few visualizations to give you perspective on the data.

All industries have been sorted in terms of average short float (i.e. the percentage of shares outstanding that has been shorted, using an arithmetic average). The list below displays the 5 most shorted industries in our universe, based on July 14 data.

The charts plot short ratios on the y-axis, and short float values on the x-axis. The size of the bubbles represent the market cap of the companies.

#1 Most Shorted Industry: Electronics Stores
Avg. Short Float of 13.66%, based on 5 companies in the industry



Complete analysis of this chart can be found here.

#2 Most Shorted Industry: Department Stores
Avg. Short Float of 10.36%, based on 9 companies in the industry



Complete analysis of this chart can be found here.

#3 Most Shorted Industry: Home Health Care

Avg. Short Float of 9.35%, based on 10 companies in the industry



Complete analysis of this chart can be found here.

#4 Most Shorted Industry: Surety & Title Insurance
Avg. Short Float of 9.01%, based on 16 companies in the industry



Complete analysis of this chart can be found here.

#5 Most Shorted Industry: Home Furnishing Stores

Avg. Short Float of 8.93%, based on 5 companies in the industry



Complete analysis of this chart can be found here.


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Source: Visualizing the 5 Most Shorted Industries