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  • 15 Short Squeeze Candidates Seeing Unusual Options Activity 0 comments
    Sep 8, 2010 7:32 PM | about stocks: ELON, LUK, NWL, SVNTQ, SLAB, GMCR, CHNG, ASTX, TITN, FMCN, CSKI, RES, VHC, HITK, MDP
    The following is a list of heavily shorted stocks that have seen unusually high trading volume during today's trading session.

    Options data sourced from OptioNetics, short ratio data sourced from Finviz.



    1. Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $352M. Today's option volume at 433 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 128 contracts. Short float at 10.98%, which implies a short ratio of 17.02 days. The stock has lost -25.94% over the last year.

    2. Jefferies Group Inc. (JEF): Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $4,047B. Today's option volume at 988 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 460 contracts. Short float at 11.63%, which implies a short ratio of 16.84 days. The stock has lost -1.17% over the last year.

    3. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NYSE:NWL): Housewares & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $4,497B. Today's option volume at 6,336 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 507 contracts. Short float at 16.7%, which implies a short ratio of 10.99 days. The stock has gained 13.72% over the last year.

    4. Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SVNT): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $975M. Today's option volume at 8,071 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 5,252 contracts. Short float at 11.59%, which implies a short ratio of 10.73 days. The stock has gained .14% over the last year.

    5. Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $1,590B. Today's option volume at 5,962 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 2,456 contracts. Short float at 17.77%, which implies a short ratio of 10.25 days. The stock has lost -27.04% over the last year.

    6. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $4,431B. Today's option volume at 15,860 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 9,699 contracts. Short float at 21.73%, which implies a short ratio of 9.72 days. The stock has gained 69.68% over the last year.

    7. China Natural Gas, Inc. (OTC:CHNG): Gas Utilities Industry. Market cap of $136M. Today's option volume at 392 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 196 contracts. Short float at 12.76%, which implies a short ratio of 9.08 days. The stock has lost -42.01% over the last year.

    8. SuperGen Inc. (SUPG): Drug Manufacturer. Market cap of $124M. Today's option volume at 483 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 119 contracts. Short float at 5.69%, which implies a short ratio of 8.94 days. The stock has lost -28.22% over the last year.

    9. Titan Machinery, Inc. (NASDAQ:TITN): Specialty Retail Industry. Market cap of $271M. Today's option volume at 457 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 191 contracts. Short float at 10.82%, which implies a short ratio of 8.7 days. The stock has gained 20.89% over the last year.

    10. Focus Media Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ:FMCN): Advertising Agencies Industry. Market cap of $2,817B. Today's option volume at 3,508 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 2,316 contracts. Short float at 8.2%, which implies a short ratio of 7.97 days. The stock has gained 101.87% over the last year.

    11. China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTCPK:CSKI): Drug Related Products Industry. Market cap of $115M. Today's option volume at 327 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 102 contracts. Short float at 13.51%, which implies a short ratio of 7.81 days. The stock has lost -48.67% over the last year.

    12. RPC Inc. (NYSE:RES): Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Industry. Market cap of $1,753B. Today's option volume at 392 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 229 contracts. Short float at 13.68%, which implies a short ratio of 7.73 days. The stock has gained 95.05% over the last year.

    13. VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSEMKT:VHC): Internet Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $470M. Today's option volume at 2,489 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 1,121 contracts. Short float at 13.23%, which implies a short ratio of 7.66 days. The stock has gained 230.33% over the last year.

    14. Hi Tech Pharmacal Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:HITK): Generic Drugs Industry. Market cap of $244M. Today's option volume at 556 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 143 contracts. Short float at 16.98%, which implies a short ratio of 7.49 days. The stock has gained 12.28% over the last year.

    15. Meredith Corp. (NYSE:MDP): Publishing Industry. Market cap of $1,422B. Today's option volume at 140 contracts vs. average daily options volume at 65 contracts. Short float at 9.43%, which implies a short ratio of 7.45 days. The stock has gained 22.31% over the last year.


    Disclosure: No positions
    Stocks: ELON, LUK, NWL, SVNTQ, SLAB, GMCR, CHNG, ASTX, TITN, FMCN, CSKI, RES, VHC, HITK, MDP
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