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Here we report 14 stocks from the tech sector that have exhibited bullish short trends month-over-month. These stocks have seen significant decreases in shares shorted over this time period as a percent of share float.



Do you agree with the short traders’ sentiment on these names? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by decrease in shorts as a percent of share float.

1. Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A. (TNE): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $7.89B. Shares shorted have decreased from 5.43M to 4.54M month-over-month, a decrease representing 1.62% of the company's 55.10M share float. The stock has gained 15.17% over the last year.



2. Xilinx Inc. (XLNX): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $9.09B. Shares shorted have decreased from 26.15M to 23.17M month-over-month, a decrease representing 1.13% of the company's 263.23M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 10.22%.



3. VMware, Inc. (VMW): Technical & System Software Industry. Market cap of $39.37B. Shares shorted have decreased from 5.46M to 4.63M month-over-month, a decrease representing 1.05% of the company's 78.90M share float. The stock has gained 51.98% over the last year.



4. F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $8.50B. Shares shorted have decreased from 3.71M to 3.07M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.79% of the company's 80.65M share float. The stock has gained 55.61% over the last year.

5. Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $7.81B. Shares shorted have decreased from 25.42M to 22.86M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.77% of the company's 331.11M share float. The stock has had a good month, gaining 14.4%.

6. Dell Inc. (DELL): Personal Computers Industry. Market cap of $29.54B. Shares shorted have decreased from 64.05M to 53.27M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.66% of the company's 1.63B share float. The stock has gained 15.25% over the last year.

7. First Solar, Inc. (FSLR):
Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $10.69B. Shares shorted have decreased from 16.02M to 15.64M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.65% of the company's 58.69M share float. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 27.56% (equivalent to 8.17 days of average volume). The stock has gained 13.63% over the last year.

8. Roper Industries Inc. (ROP): Scientific & Technical Instruments Industry. Market cap of $7.87B. Shares shorted have decreased from 4.39M to 3.95M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.47% of the company's 94.56M share float. The stock has gained 44.11% over the last year.

9. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $13.12B. Shares shorted have decreased from 15.84M to 14.03M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.43% of the company's 421.32M share float. The stock has gained 13.56% over the last year.

10. Intuit Inc. (INTU):
Application Software Industry. Market cap of $16.02B. Shares shorted have decreased from 6.57M to 5.39M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.43% of the company's 274.63M share float. The stock has gained 53.33% over the last year.

11. Corning Inc. (GLW): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $30.58B. Shares shorted have decreased from 27.36M to 21.76M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.36% of the company's 1.56B share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 5.3% over the last week.

12. Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $15.43B. Shares shorted have decreased from 6.94M to 6.30M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.34% of the company's 187.01M share float. The stock has gained 86.04% over the last year.

13. Avago Technologies Limited (AVGO):
Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $7.86B. Shares shorted have decreased from 2.14M to 1.56M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.3% of the company's 190.37M share float. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 6.51% over the last week.

14. Salesforce.com (CRM): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $19.45B. Shares shorted have decreased from 10.82M to 10.45M month-over-month, a decrease representing 0.3% of the company's 121.39M share float. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 12.67% over the last week.

*Short data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 14 Tech Stocks With Bullish Short Trends