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The following is a list of companies that are set to report earnings over the coming week. In addition, all of these stocks have seen a significant increase in short interest over the last 3 months (between June 15 and September 15).

For each stock, we'll also list the increase in the short ratio, which measures how many days of average volume are needed to cover all short positions.

Will upcoming earnings results force a short squeeze in some of these names? We're not going to go into detailed analysis for each company. The goal here is to give you a starting point for your own analysis.

Short trends data sourced from AOL Money.

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The list has been shorted by the percentage increase in shares shorted.

1. Capital Gold Corp. (CGC-OLD): Gold Industry. Market cap of $224.83M. Short ratio has increased from 0.1 to 7.1, with shares shorted increasing from 39,620 to 2,530,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 14.

2. TESSCO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS): Electronics Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $115.07M. Short ratio has increased from 0.3 to 7.3, with shares shorted increasing from 6,620 to 169,605. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 13.

3. EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $346.29M. Short ratio has increased from 0.6 to 13.8, with shares shorted increasing from 20,265 to 135,399. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 12.

4. Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $164.63M. Short ratio has increased from 3.6 to 23.5, with shares shorted increasing from 19,821 to 107,180. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 13.

5. Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation (OTCQX:HARL): Regional Bank. Market cap of $52.08M. Short ratio has increased from 0.6 to 3.5, with shares shorted increasing from 751 to 3,362. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 15.

6. Joe's Jeans Inc. (NASDAQ:JOEZ): Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $133.60M. Short ratio has increased from 1.6 to 6.5, with shares shorted increasing from 1,380,000 to 3,990,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 14.

7. National Bank of Greece SA (NYSE:NBG): Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $7.77B. Short ratio has increased from 0.7 to 3.1, with shares shorted increasing from 3,870,000 to 10,580,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 13.

8. Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:CPLP): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $271.29M. Short ratio has increased from 1.0 to 2.3, with shares shorted increasing from 184,396 to 400,913. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 12.

9. KMG Chemicals Inc. (KMGB): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $156.32M. Short ratio has increased from 1.2 to 5.4, with shares shorted increasing from 126,619 to 273,106. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 12.

10. Pure Bioscience (OTCQB:PURE): Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $87.19M. Short ratio has increased from 4.5 to 19.5, with shares shorted increasing from 1,470,000 to 2,640,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 11.

11. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $30.41B. Short ratio has increased from 0.9 to 2, with shares shorted increasing from 13,710,000 to 23,320,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 15.

12. Acergy SA (ACGY): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $3.62B. Short ratio has increased from 0.3 to 0.8, with shares shorted increasing from 98,167 to 133,893. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 13.

13. Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $148.68B. Short ratio has increased from 0.9 to 1.8, with shares shorted increasing from 17,290,000 to 23,280,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 15.

14. Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (NASDAQ:FCS): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.15B. Short ratio has increased from 2.5 to 5.5, with shares shorted increasing from 9,030,000 to 11,870,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 14.

15. Knoll Inc. (NYSE:KNL): Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $770.35M. Short ratio has increased from 6.2 to 16.9, with shares shorted increasing from 2,110,000 to 2,730,000. Earnings are scheduled to be released on October 15.

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Source: 15 Upcoming Earnings Releases Being Targeted by Short Sellers