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The following is a list of stocks with a high short float, meaning that a significant portion of the company's shares outstanding have been shorted. All of the stocks mentioned in this list have short floats higher than 10%.

That said, short sellers have been reducing their positions over the last three months.

To create the list, we started with a universe of about 120 stocks with short floats higher than 10%. We then narrowed down the universe by only focusing on stocks that have seen a sharp decrease in shares shorted between 8/13 - 11/15.

Short sellers seem to be worried about some near-term upside to these names--what do you think? Full details below.

Short trends data sourced from AOL Money, current short float data sourced from Finviz.



The list has been sorted by the change in shares shorted. Reminder: All short trends described occur between 8/13 - 11/15.

1. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW):
Basic Materials Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $418.24M. Shorted shares decreased from 4.23M to 2.76M (-35% decrease). Short float at 10.18%, which implies a short ratio of 3.67 days. The stock has lost -66.19% over the last year.

2. Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ:SCSS): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $504.88M. Shorted shares decreased from 8.06M to 5.32M (-34% decrease). Short float at 10.02%, which implies a short ratio of 8.53 days. The stock has gained 80.04% over the last year.

3. LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG):
Home Health Care Industry. Market cap of $452.99M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.28M to 1.57M (-31% decrease). Short float at 10.1%, which implies a short ratio of 9.75 days. The stock has lost -23.24% over the last year.

4. Integra Bank Corporation (OTC:IBNK): Regional Bank. Market cap of $11.39M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.93M to 2.07M (-29% decrease). Short float at 10.25%, which implies a short ratio of 43.7 days. The stock has lost -16.92% over the last year.

5. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS): Resorts & Casinos Industry. Market cap of $33.57B. Shorted shares decreased from 45.75M to 33.36M (-27% decrease). Short float at 10.17%, which implies a short ratio of 0.96 days. The stock has gained 203.15% over the last year.

6. Evergreen Solar Inc. (ESLR): Technical Services Industry. Market cap of $175.49M. Shorted shares decreased from 26.71M to 19.53M (-27% decrease). Short float at 10.29%, which implies a short ratio of 6.31 days. The stock has lost -45.81% over the last year.

7. Xenoport, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNPT): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $235.77M. Shorted shares decreased from 4.26M to 3.15M (-26% decrease). Short float at 10.97%, which implies a short ratio of 8.99 days. The stock has lost -52.82% over the last year.

8. MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI): Surety & Title Insurance Industry. Market cap of $2.01B. Shorted shares decreased from 25.72M to 19.57M (-24% decrease). Short float at 10.09%, which implies a short ratio of 4.11 days. The stock has gained 172.36% over the last year.

9. CROCS Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX): Textile Industry. Market cap of $1.55B. Shorted shares decreased from 12.13M to 9.24M (-24% decrease). Short float at 11.07%, which implies a short ratio of 2.2 days. The stock has gained 228.78% over the last year.

10. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $620.68M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.31M to 1.8M (-22% decrease). Short float at 10.38%, which implies a short ratio of 7.34 days. The stock has gained 10.6% over the last year.

11. Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MIPI): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $18.98M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.94M to 2.34M (-20% decrease). Short float at 11.31%, which implies a short ratio of 11.34 days. The stock has lost -77.17% over the last year.

12. Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O): REIT Industry. Market cap of $3.75B. Shorted shares decreased from 15.1M to 12.06M (-20% decrease). Short float at 10.97%, which implies a short ratio of 13.33 days. The stock has gained 38.52% over the last year.

13. UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSEMKT:UQM): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $77.79M. Shorted shares decreased from 4.67M to 3.8M (-19% decrease). Short float at 11.25%, which implies a short ratio of 13.62 days. The stock has lost -59.13% over the last year.

14. China Natural Gas, Inc. (OTC:CHNG): Gas Utilities Industry. Market cap of $114.8M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.1M to 1.72M (-18% decrease). Short float at 10.44%, which implies a short ratio of 4.53 days. The stock has lost -51.17% over the last year.

15. Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI): Newspapers Industry. Market cap of $3.57B. Shorted shares decreased from 32.31M to 26.63M (-18% decrease). Short float at 11.16%, which implies a short ratio of 5.9 days. The stock has gained 47% over the last year.

16. Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $995.48M. Shorted shares decreased from 6.25M to 5.29M (-15% decrease). Short float at 10.43%, which implies a short ratio of 4.86 days. The stock has gained 107.68% over the last year.

17. Pool Corp (NASDAQ:POOL): Sporting Goods Industry. Market cap of $1.09B. Shorted shares decreased from 5.83M to 4.94M (-15% decrease). Short float at 10.36%, which implies a short ratio of 16.48 days. The stock has gained 24.01% over the last year.

18. Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ:HWCC):
Industrial Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $203.71M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.1M to 1.78M (-15% decrease). Short float at 11.03%, which implies a short ratio of 22.41 days. The stock has lost -4.18% over the last year.

19. DTS Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI): Electronic Equipment Industry. Market cap of $829.92M. Shorted shares decreased from 2.17M to 1.84M (-15% decrease). Short float at 10.86%, which implies a short ratio of 16.35 days. The stock has gained 54.5% over the last year.

20. Monro Muffler Brake Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $1.04B. Shorted shares decreased from 2.39M to 2.03M (-15% decrease). Short float at 10.76%, which implies a short ratio of 12.2 days. The stock has gained 78.39% over the last year.

21. HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI): Catalog & Mail Order Houses Industry. Market cap of $1.75B. Shorted shares decreased from 4.78M to 4.07M (-15% decrease). Short float at 10.45%, which implies a short ratio of 7.55 days. The stock has gained 57.99% over the last year.

22. Capital City Bank Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CCBG): Regional Bank. Market cap of $212.72M. Shorted shares decreased from 1.22M to 1.04M (-15% decrease). Short float at 10.6%, which implies a short ratio of 55.69 days. The stock has gained 5.16% over the last year.

23. SmartHeat Inc. (NASDAQ:HEAT): Industrial Equipment & Components Industry. Market cap of $174.87M. Shorted shares decreased from 3.06M to 2.62M (-14% decrease). Short float at 11.07%, which implies a short ratio of 4.28 days. The stock has lost -67.22% over the last year.

24. AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN): Auto Dealerships Industry. Market cap of $3.95B. Shorted shares decreased from 16.39M to 14.15M (-14% decrease). Short float at 11.17%, which implies a short ratio of 11.8 days. The stock has gained 47.62% over the last year.

25. Continental Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLR): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $9.85B. Shorted shares decreased from 3.83M to 3.32M (-13% decrease). Short float at 10.6%, which implies a short ratio of 5.12 days. The stock has gained 50.89% over the last year.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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