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If you're interested in finding possible short squeeze stocks, the following list might offer a good starting point.

To create this list, we started with a list of stocks that are currently rated "Overweight" by Barclays Capital (i.e. Barclays analysts are bullish on their prospects)

We collected data on short floats, and identified the names that have significant short positions relative to their average daily trading volume.

Barclays Capital analysts seems to think this excessive pessimism isn't justified--do you agree? Are there any good short squeeze candidates below?

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.

List sorted by the short ratio (i.e. short float as a multiple of average daily trading volume)

1. Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA): Designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Short float at 43.29%, which is equivalent to 22.06 days of average trading volume. On 11/11/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

2. ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP): Focuses on the development and commercialization of in-licensed cancer drugs in North America. Short float at 14.54%, which is equivalent to 18.43 days of average trading volume. On 02/23/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

3. CEVA Inc. (CEVA): CEVA and its subsidiaries engage in designing and licensing silicon intellectual property (SIP) for the handsets, portable multimedia, and consumer electronics markets. Short float at 15.43%, which is equivalent to 15.44 days of average trading volume. On 04/13/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

4. LogMeIn, Inc. (LOGM): Provides on-demand, remote-connectivity solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, information technology ((NYSE:IT)) service providers, and consumers in the United States and internationally. Short float at 12.22%, which is equivalent to 13.97 days of average trading volume. On 12/06/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

5. Resolute Energy Corporation (REN): Engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and development of oil and gas properties primarily in onshore properties in the United States. Short float at 11.53%, which is equivalent to 10.44 days of average trading volume. On 05/02/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

6. The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (PLCE): Operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. Short float at 23.89%, which is equivalent to 9.5 days of average trading volume. On 04/12/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

7. Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD): Operates as a multi-jurisdictional gaming company in the United States. Short float at 23.41%, which is equivalent to 8.98 days of average trading volume. On 01/05/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

8. NetSuite Inc. (N): Provides an on-demand integrated business management application suite to businesses and divisions of companies worldwide. Short float at 13.66%, which is equivalent to 8.1 days of average trading volume. On 12/06/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

9. WESCO International Inc. (WCC): Supplies electrical, industrial and communications maintenance, repair, and operating ((NYSE:MRO)) products. Short float at 13.27%, which is equivalent to 7.49 days of average trading volume. On 10/14/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

10. Kindred Healthcare Inc. (KND): Operates as a healthcare services company in the United States. Short float at 13.54%, which is equivalent to 7.36 days of average trading volume. On 02/09/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

11. Aruba Networks, Inc. (ARUN): Provides distributed enterprise networks that securely connect local and remote users to corporate information technology resources worldwide. Short float at 18.77%, which is equivalent to 6.36 days of average trading volume. On 06/03/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

12. InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC): Engages in the design and development of digital wireless technology solutions. Short float at 14.70%, which is equivalent to 5.8 days of average trading volume. On 04/27/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

13. Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD): Engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. Short float at 13.49%, which is equivalent to 5.43 days of average trading volume. On 08/09/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

14. Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN): Operates lifestyle specialty retail stores under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, Leifsdottir, and BHLDN brands. Short float at 17.08%, which is equivalent to 5.3 days of average trading volume. On 04/12/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

15. Lennar Corp. (LEN): Operates as a home builder and provider of financial services in the United States. Short float at 19.80%, which is equivalent to 5.29 days of average trading volume. On 10/13/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

16. Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products. Short float at 15.62%, which is equivalent to 5.25 days of average trading volume. On 01/11/2011, Barclays Capital had a Overweight rating on the stock.

*Data sourced from Yahoo! Finance.

Source: Barclays Capital's Top 16 Short Squeeze Candidates