Squeeze Ideas: The 20 Most Shorted Chinese Stocks

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 |  Includes: ACH, CBPO, CHA, CHBT, CISG, CMEDQ, CRIC, CSR, CVVT, DEER, DGWIY, EJ, FSIN, GSH, GURE, HOGS, HRBN, MR, SNDA, YONG
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of Chinese stocks with the highest short ratios.

The short ratio expresses the total number of shares shorted as a multiple of the average daily volume. In other words, it shows how many days of average volume are needed to cover all short positions. From a technical perspective, the higher the ratio, the greater the possibility for a short squeeze.

Short sellers seem to think these names are due for more downside--what do you think? Full details below.

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.

All data sourced from Finviz.

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 by the short ratio.

1. China Real Estate Information Corporation (NASDAQ:CRIC): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $1.28B. Short float at 2.49%, which implies a short ratio of 22.39 days. The stock has lost -14.33% over the last year.

2. Guangshen Railway Co. Ltd. (NYSE:GSH): Railroads Industry. Market cap of $2.95B. Short float at 1.62%, which implies a short ratio of 21.58 days. The stock has gained 3.17% over the last year.

3. Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE:MR): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $2.86B. Short float at 20.62%, which implies a short ratio of 20.8 days. The stock has lost -28.87% over the last year.

4. China Medical Technologies Inc. (CMED):
Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $384.01M. Short float at 21.47%, which implies a short ratio of 17.55 days. The stock has lost -20.88% over the last year.

5. Duoyuan Global Water Inc. (DGW): Pollution & Treatment Controls Industry. Market cap of $311.81M. Short float at 26.32%, which implies a short ratio of 11.14 days. The stock has lost -64.63% over the last year.

6. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (NASDAQ:SNDA): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $2.59B. Short float at 3.68%, which implies a short ratio of 11 days. The stock has lost -24.5% over the last year.

7. China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBPO): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $388.09M. Short float at 10.73%, which implies a short ratio of 10.99 days. The stock has gained 25.73% over the last year.

8. Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited (NYSE:ACH):
Aluminum Industry. Market cap of $13.06B. Short float at 1.8%, which implies a short ratio of 10.94 days. The stock has lost -24.79% over the last year.

9. China-Biotics, Inc. (OTC:CHBT): Drug Manufacturer. Market cap of $328.71M. Short float at 33.04%, which implies a short ratio of 10.27 days. The stock has lost -5.66% over the last year.

10. Gulf Resources, Inc. (GFRE):
Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $356.79M. Short float at 16.66%, which implies a short ratio of 9.64 days. The stock has lost -23.08% over the last year.

11. Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEER): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $381.92M. Short float at 13.16%, which implies a short ratio of 8.94 days. The stock has lost -6.57% over the last year.

12. Zhongpin, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOGS): Food Industry. Market cap of $676.38M. Short float at 10.63%, which implies a short ratio of 8.65 days. The stock has gained 32.48% over the last year.

13. Fushi Copperweld, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSIN): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $360.61M. Short float at 12.68%, which implies a short ratio of 8.34 days. The stock has lost -10.67% over the last year.

14. Harbin Electric, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRBN): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $613.13M. Short float at 25.58%, which implies a short ratio of 7.46 days. The stock has lost -12.25% over the last year.

15. Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ:YONG): Agricultural Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $409.77M. Short float at 13.33%, which implies a short ratio of 7.08 days. The stock has lost -2.35% over the last year.

16. China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. (NYSE:CSR)
: Security & Protection Services Industry. Market cap of $440.2M. Short float at 11.36%, which implies a short ratio of 6.91 days. The stock has lost -43.07% over the last year.

17. E-House Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ):
Property Management Industry. Market cap of $1.21B. Short float at 3.97%, which implies a short ratio of 6.63 days. The stock has lost -15.19% over the last year.

18. China Valves Technology, Inc. (OTC:CVVT): Industrial Equipment & Components Industry. Market cap of $302.06M. Short float at 14.73%, which implies a short ratio of 6.31 days. The stock has lost -10.56% over the last year.

19. China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE:CHA): Telecom Services. Market cap of $85.94B. Short float at 0.06%, which implies a short ratio of 5.44 days. The stock has gained 31.95% over the last year.

20. Cninsure Inc. (NASDAQ:CISG): Insurance Brokers Industry. Market cap of $847.62M. Short float at 12.62%, which implies a short ratio of 5.15 days. The stock has lost -8.7% 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.