Using the most recent bi-weekly short interest figures, below we highlight the most heavily shorted stocks in the S&P 1500. Each of the stocks below has more than a fifth of its equity float sold short.
As shown, Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) ranks #1 with 35.72% of its float sold short. Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) comes in a close second at 35.41%, followed by Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) in third. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) are three other widely followed names on the list.
Needless to say, the shorts have gotten crushed on these two names. Corinthian Colleges (NASDAQ:COCO) is down the most out of any stock listed since the end of '09 with a decline of 61.5%.
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