Seeking Alpha
Value, growth, long-term horizon, medium-term horizon
Profile| Send Message|
( followers)  

The following is a list of tech stocks that have seen a significant increase in shares shorted between 9/30 - 12/31.

Short sellers seem to think these stocks are vulnerable--what do you think? Or will the inevitable short-covering provide support to these stocks? Full details below.

Short trends data sourced from AOL Money.

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 change in shares shorted over the last three months.

1. Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $12.75B. Shares shorted have increased from 87.89M to 129.51M over the last three months. Short float at 4.34%, which implies a short ratio of 2.36 days. The stock has gained 23.41% over the last year.

2. Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $21.16B. Shares shorted have increased from 43.97M to 62.19M over the last three months. Short float at 5.28%, which implies a short ratio of 3.69 days. The stock has gained 0.19% over the last year.

3. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $12.63B. Shares shorted have increased from 11.59M to 16.3M over the last three months. Short float at 29.81%, which implies a short ratio of 9.98 days. The stock has gained 23.73% over the last year.

4. Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $14.7B. Shares shorted have increased from 4.26M to 5.94M over the last three months. Short float at 1.71%, which implies a short ratio of 1.9 days. The stock has gained 38.56% over the last year.

5. Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $8.1B. Shares shorted have increased from 24.39M to 30.72M over the last three months. Short float at 11.87%, which implies a short ratio of 4.85 days. The stock has gained 26.92% over the last year.

6. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $14.34B. Shares shorted have increased from 1.34M to 1.62M over the last three months. Short float at 0.56%, which implies a short ratio of 3.01 days. The stock has lost -10.93% over the last year.

7. Linear Technology Corp. (NASDAQ:LLTC): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $7.86B. Shares shorted have increased from 11.25M to 13.53M over the last three months. Short float at 6.04%, which implies a short ratio of 5.14 days. The stock has gained 24.22% over the last year.

8. McAfee, Inc. (MFE): Security Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $7.35B. Shares shorted have increased from 3.15M to 3.75M over the last three months. Short float at 2.44%, which implies a short ratio of 1.39 days. The stock has gained 18.64% over the last year.

9. Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $30.29B. Shares shorted have increased from 26.06M to 30.39M over the last three months. Short float at 1.95%, which implies a short ratio of 2.59 days. The stock has gained 0% over the last year.

10. NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $6.99B. Shares shorted have increased from 2.7M to 3.14M over the last three months. Short float at 1.87%, which implies a short ratio of 1.83 days. The stock has gained 10.19% over the last year.

11. AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE:AUO): Computer Peripherals Industry. Market cap of $8.74B. Shares shorted have increased from 7.18M to 8.34M over the last three months. Short float at 1.12%, which implies a short ratio of 4.04 days. The stock has lost -16.31% over the last year.

12. Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL): Personal Computers Industry. Market cap of $26.25B. Shares shorted have increased from 49.72M to 57.54M over the last three months. Short float at 3.38%, which implies a short ratio of 2.87 days. The stock has lost -5.49% over the last year.

13. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $14.65B. Shares shorted have increased from 5.56M to 6.38M over the last three months. Short float at 2.19%, which implies a short ratio of 2.12 days. The stock has gained 52.98% over the last year.

14. Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $12.26B. Shares shorted have increased from 5.79M to 6.61M over the last three months. Short float at 2.29%, which implies a short ratio of 3.78 days. The stock has gained 9.76% over the last year.

15. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $13.92B. Shares shorted have increased from 23.34M to 26.53M over the last three months. Short float at 5.48%, which implies a short ratio of 2.94 days. The stock has gained 10.43% over the last year.

16. Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC): Information Technology Services Industry. Market cap of $8.18B. Shares shorted have increased from 2.67M to 3.02M over the last three months. Short float at 1.96%, which implies a short ratio of 2.74 days. The stock has lost -2.65% over the last year.

17. Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $6.71B. Shares shorted have increased from 6.91M to 7.79M over the last three months. Short float at 7.42%, which implies a short ratio of 5.19 days. The stock has gained 110.56% over the last year.

18. Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE:TRI): Information & Delivery Services Industry. Market cap of $31.73B. Shares shorted have increased from 4.43M to 4.99M over the last three months. Short float at 1.33%, which implies a short ratio of 8.15 days. The stock has gained 21.87% over the last year.

Source: 18 Tech Stocks Being Targeted by Short Sellers