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The following is a list of stocks with significant short interest. All of the names mentioned below have short floats in excess of 20%.

In addition, all of these companies have management teams that have outperformed their competitors over the past five years, based on the Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Invested Capital (ROI) and Return on Equity (ROE) ratios.

Are short sellers underestimating the efficiency of these management teams? What do you think? Full details below.

Short float and performance data sourced from Finviz, management data and industry comps sources from Reuters.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted alphabetically.

1. Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED): Home Health Care Industry. Market cap of $1.02B. 5-year average ROA at 11.32% vs. industry average at 3.33%. 5-year average ROI at 14.12% vs. industry average at 4.3%. 5-year average ROE at 17.74% vs. industry average at 6.02%. Short float at 20.19%, which implies a short ratio of 13.08 days. The stock has lost -29.57% over the last year.

2. Buckle Inc. (NYSE:BKE): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $1.71B. 5-year average ROA at 19.69% vs. industry average at 8.7%. 5-year average ROI at 23.35% vs. industry average at 12.98%. 5-year average ROE at 25.82% vs. industry average at 14.85%. Short float at 21.19%, which implies a short ratio of 11.62 days. The stock has gained 21.91% over the last year.

3. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM): Farm Products Industry. Market cap of $703.58M. 5-year average ROA at 15.01% vs. industry average at 4.05%. 5-year average ROI at 18.7% vs. industry average at 5.23%. 5-year average ROE at 29.55% vs. industry average at 7.07%. Short float at 27.16%, which implies a short ratio of 19.57 days. The stock has lost -9.65% over the last year.

4. Ebix Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $845.85M. 5-year average ROA at 18.88% vs. industry average at 12.82%. 5-year average ROI at 27.6% vs. industry average at 18.57%. 5-year average ROE at 33.48% vs. industry average at 21.36%. Short float at 25.61%, which implies a short ratio of 12.5 days. The stock has gained 46.77% over the last year.

5. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $11.28B. 5-year average ROA at 19.52% vs. industry average at 3.69%. 5-year average ROI at 22.83% vs. industry average at 5.22%. 5-year average ROE at 25.72% vs. industry average at 8.82%. Short float at 30.06%, which implies a short ratio of 9.4 days. The stock has lost -6.01% over the last year.

6. Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSYS): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $537.23M. 5-year average ROA at 7% vs. industry average at 5.49%. 5-year average ROI at 11.19% vs. industry average at 8.25%. 5-year average ROE at 12.08% vs. industry average at 10.34%. Short float at 28.33%, which implies a short ratio of 12.17 days. The stock has lost -36.97% over the last year.

7. GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $3.31B. 5-year average ROA at 7.52% vs. industry average at 4.4%. 5-year average ROI at 11.22% vs. industry average at 7.56%. 5-year average ROE at 16.02% vs. industry average at 11.12%. Short float at 25.4%, which implies a short ratio of 10.42 days. The stock has lost -6.93% over the last year.

8. Harbin Electric, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRBN): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $546.88M. 5-year average ROA at 12.46% vs. industry average at 4.55%. 5-year average ROI at 14.97% vs. industry average at 6.24%. 5-year average ROE at 18.24% vs. industry average at 4.88%. Short float at 25.58%, which implies a short ratio of 6.66 days. The stock has lost -27.05% over the last year.

9. Medifast Inc. (NYSE:MED): Specialty Retail Industry. Market cap of $451.34M. 5-year average ROA at 13.54% vs. industry average at 9.23%. 5-year average ROI at 15.83% vs. industry average at 11.5%. 5-year average ROE at 18.16% vs. industry average at 14.99%. Short float at 20.55%, which implies a short ratio of 8.9 days. The stock has lost -11.17% over the last year.

10. Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE:MR): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $3.04B. 5-year average ROA at 18.43% vs. industry average at 5.3%. 5-year average ROI at 24.73% vs. industry average at 7.51%. 5-year average ROE at 25.98% vs. industry average at 11.98%. Short float at 20.62%, which implies a short ratio of 22.12 days. The stock has lost -20.76% over the last year.

11. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Music & Video Stores Industry. Market cap of $9.39B. 5-year average ROA at 13.04% vs. industry average at 7.12%. 5-year average ROI at 19.61% vs. industry average at 9.68%. 5-year average ROE at 22.34% vs. industry average at 14.05%. Short float at 20.26%, which implies a short ratio of 1.77 days. The stock has gained 237.08% over the last year.

12. Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ:NILE): Catalog & Mail Order Houses Industry. Market cap of $848.M. 5-year average ROA at 10.65% vs. industry average at 8.7%. 5-year average ROI at 24.3% vs. industry average at 12.98%. 5-year average ROE at 24.76% vs. industry average at 14.85%. Short float at 37.43%, which implies a short ratio of 20.95 days. The stock has lost -5.26% over the last year.

13. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFCB): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $1.08B. 5-year average ROA at 6.99% vs. industry average at 3.86%. 5-year average ROI at 9.14% vs. industry average at 5.17%. 5-year average ROE at 12.62% vs. industry average at 9.48%. Short float at 27.23%, which implies a short ratio of 13.44 days. The stock has gained 31.76% over the last year.

14. Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.29B. 5-year average ROA at 10.15% vs. industry average at 6.03%. 5-year average ROI at 10.5% vs. industry average at 10.36%. 5-year average ROE at 18.19% vs. industry average at 12.78%. Short float at 23.08%, which implies a short ratio of 41.63 days. The stock has gained 52.37% over the last year.

15. Quality Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII): Healthcare Information Services Industry. Market cap of $2.04B. 5-year average ROA at 21.06% vs. industry average at 19.26%. 5-year average ROI at 32.55% vs. industry average at 25.58%. 5-year average ROE at 34.23% vs. industry average at 27.74%. Short float at 29.74%, which implies a short ratio of 26.56 days. The stock has gained 7.56% over the last year.

16. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $2.5B. 5-year average ROA at 12.46% vs. industry average at 6.03%. 5-year average ROI at 16.37% vs. industry average at 10.36%. 5-year average ROE at 18.24% vs. industry average at 12.78%. Short float at 20.22%, which implies a short ratio of 54.97 days. The stock has gained 6.89% over the last year.

17. Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA): Education & Training Services Industry. Market cap of $2.05B. 5-year average ROA at 24.01% vs. industry average at 7.12%. 5-year average ROI at 38.89% vs. industry average at 9.68%. 5-year average ROE at 40.96% vs. industry average at 14.05%. Short float at 23.66%, which implies a short ratio of 11.1 days. The stock has lost -28% over the last year.

18. True Religion Apparel Inc. (NASDAQ:TRLG): Apparel Clothing Industry. Market cap of $532.62M. 5-year average ROA at 30.41% vs. industry average at 9.17%. 5-year average ROI at 35.62% vs. industry average at 13.9%. 5-year average ROE at 36.64% vs. industry average at 18.55%. Short float at 23.02%, which implies a short ratio of 12.79 days. The stock has gained 1.8% over the last year.

19. Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $732.73M. 5-year average ROA at 22.73% vs. industry average at 5.05%. 5-year average ROI at 28.5% vs. industry average at 7.57%. 5-year average ROE at 29.37% vs. industry average at 12.55%. Short float at 31.73%, which implies a short ratio of 6.14 days. The stock has gained 259.73% over the last year.

Source: Squeeze Ideas: Top Management Teams Being Targeted by Short Sellers