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The following is a list of stocks with excessive short interest. All of these stocks are seeing unusually high options volume during today's session.

Options traders expect some near-term volatility in these names. Maybe some short squeeze plays? Full analysis below.

Options volume data sourced from OptioNetics, short float data sourced from Finviz.

The list has been sorted by the short ratio.

1. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT): Appliances Industry. Market cap of $491.3M. Today's options volume at 346 contracts vs. average daily volume of 114 contracts. Short float at 10.2%, which implies a short ratio of 18.33 days. The stock has gained 34.38% over the last year.

2. Pure Bioscience (OTCQB:PURE): Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $100.96M. Today's options volume at 120 contracts vs. average daily volume of 43 contracts. Short float at 8.56%, which implies a short ratio of 15.54 days. The stock has gained 45.92% over the last year.

3. AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN): Auto Dealerships Industry. Market cap of $3.63B. Today's options volume at 750 contracts vs. average daily volume of 388 contracts. Short float at 10.93%, which implies a short ratio of 10.1 days. The stock has gained 32.06% over the last year.

4. LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM): Information Technology Services Industry. Market cap of $862.94M. Today's options volume at 486 contracts vs. average daily volume of 315 contracts. Short float at 14.63%, which implies a short ratio of 9.35 days. The stock has gained 84.09% over the last year.

5. Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BYI): Gaming Activities Industry. Market cap of $1.93B. Today's options volume at 395 contracts vs. average daily volume of 349 contracts. Short float at 10.27%, which implies a short ratio of 8 days. The stock has lost -11.45% over the last year.

6. Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIRE): Security Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $859.66M. Today's options volume at 1,848 contracts vs. average daily volume of 454 contracts. Short float at 12.01%, which implies a short ratio of 5.56 days. The stock has gained 46.32% over the last year.

7. Parametric Technology Corporation (PMTC): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $2.47B. Today's options volume at 605 contracts vs. average daily volume of 318 contracts. Short float at 4.55%, which implies a short ratio of 5.17 days. The stock has gained 40.92% over the last year.

8. Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI): Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $2.51B. Today's options volume at 1,897 contracts vs. average daily volume of 690 contracts. Short float at 4.08%, which implies a short ratio of 5.12 days. The stock has gained 14.59% over the last year.

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Source: 8 Short Squeeze Candidates Seeing Unusually High Options Volume