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The following is a list of highly shorted stocks, with short floats higher than 15%. All of these companies are set to report earnings over the next week.

This list might be interesting to investors looking for short squeeze ideas. Upcoming earnings might be the catalyst for these names -- what do you think?

Short float data and earnings calendar 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 earnings date.

1. U.S. Geothermal Inc. (HTM): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $30.1M. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 27.9%, which implies a short ratio of 5.87 days. The stock has lost -14.29% over the last year.

2. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO):
Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1.17B. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 24.83%, which implies a short ratio of 3.75 days. The stock has gained 42.59% over the last year.

3. Local.com Corp. (LOCM):
Internet Information Providers Industry. Market cap of $67.1M. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 22.73%, which implies a short ratio of 2.81 days. The stock has lost -32.78% over the last year.

4. CBIZ, Inc. (CBZ): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $349.19M. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 19.75%, which implies a short ratio of 20.43 days. The stock has lost -1.67% over the last year.

5. Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $564.11M. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 18.6%, which implies a short ratio of 20.48 days. The stock has gained 16.72% over the last year.

6. Clinical Data, Inc. (CLDA): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $907.79M. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 17.74%, which implies a short ratio of 4.94 days. The stock has gained 92.02% over the last year.

7. GSI Commerce Inc. (GSIC): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.5B. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 16.54%, which implies a short ratio of 9.36 days. The stock has lost -4.64% over the last year.

8. Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM): General Building Materials Industry. Market cap of $3.82B. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 15.37%, which implies a short ratio of 17.41 days. The stock has gained 4.08% over the last year.

9. Zoltek Companies Inc. (ZOLT): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $399.96M. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 15.28%, which implies a short ratio of 13.33 days. The stock has gained 46.11% over the last year.

10. Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO):
Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $1.71B. Earnings release scheduled for Monday, February 07. Short float at 29.79%, which implies a short ratio of 5.82 days. The stock has gained 25.13% over the last year.

11. hhgregg, Inc. (HGG): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $731.15M. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 32.47%, which implies a short ratio of 14.19 days. The stock has lost -10.62% over the last year.

12. Comstock Resources Inc. (CRK):
Independent Oil & Gas Industry. Market cap of $1.26B. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 16.73%, which implies a short ratio of 8.91 days. The stock has lost -34.8% over the last year.

13. The McClatchy Company (MNI):
Newspapers, Publishing Industry. Market cap of $427.35M. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 31.79%, which implies a short ratio of 20.84 days. The stock has lost -7.71% over the last year.

14. Beazer Homes USA Inc. (BZH): Residential Construction Industry. Market cap of $426.02M. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 19.95%, which implies a short ratio of 6.77 days. The stock has gained 25.39% over the last year.

15. OpenTable, Inc. (OPEN): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $1.88B. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 27.57%, which implies a short ratio of 6.22 days. The stock has gained 224.27% over the last year.

16. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (DFT): Property Management Industry. Market cap of $1.37B. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 20.61%, which implies a short ratio of 13.37 days. The stock has gained 35.33% over the last year.

17. National Research Corp. (NRCI): Research Services Industry. Market cap of $207.3M. Earnings release scheduled for Tuesday, February 08. Short float at 16.4%, which implies a short ratio of 5.82 days. The stock has gained 60.37% over the last year.

18. Quidel Corp. (QDEL): Diagnostic Substances Industry. Market cap of $441.49M. Earnings release scheduled for Wednesday, February 09. Short float at 17.54%, which implies a short ratio of 23 days. The stock has lost -0.66% over the last year.

19. Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ENER): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $212.82M. Earnings release scheduled for Wednesday, February 09. Short float at 20.97%, which implies a short ratio of 6.7 days. The stock has lost -55.61% over the last year.

20. Core Laboratories NV (CLB):
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $4.1B. Earnings release scheduled for Wednesday, February 09. Short float at 18.6%, which implies a short ratio of 24.81 days. The stock has gained 54.46% 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.

Source: Squeeze Ideas: Highly Shorted Stocks Reporting Earnings Over the Next Week