Latest short interest figures for the second half of May were released last Friday, and showed a general uptick in short interest for both the NYSE and Nasdaq. Within the S&P 1500, 33 stocks that have more than 25% of their float sold short. Five of those names (FSLR, AN, SHLD, ANR, and GME) are from the S&P 500 (SPY), eight are mid caps, and the remaining 20 are small cap stocks. Currently, Northern Oil and Gas (NOG), Coinstar (CSTR), Cal-Maine Foods (CALM), and First Solar (FSLR) top the list with short interest levels above 35% of their float.
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