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As usual, this table lists stocks that have at least 10 percent of their float sold short and then shows the top ten based on yesterday's gain. The last field shows how the stock is performing in today's session. This can be a useful tool for finding situations where stocks with heavy short interest have begun to move. All returns are shown in percentages.

Note - more information on short interest can be found by by clicking here.

Company Yesterday's
Percent of Float
Sold Short
KMart Holding Corporation (KMRT) 13.3 21.5 127.00 0.85
SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SIRF) 10.6 13.3 11.95 -3.60
Gander Mountain Company (GMTN) 10.5 31.8 11.07 -1.80
Visteon Corporation (VC) 10.2 13.5 6.90 -0.14
JLG Industries, Inc. (JLG) 6.8 10.3 23.46 0.38
Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH) 6.2 16.1 21.50 -3.11
Incyte Corporation (INCY) 5.7 10.5 7.63 -0.52
Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited (NAT) 5.1 17.9 46.71 1.35
Bone Care International, Inc. (BCII) 5.0 12.1 24.64 1.54
USG Corporation (USG) 4.9 44.4 33.57 -2.06

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At the Open

by 3/14/2005 9:44 AM
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The trading week has begun and here is what the open looks like...

The broad market indices are off to a positive start...but for the most part the moves are muted as gold stocks are the only group showing a move of more than one percent...semis and internet stocks are flat after a less than stellar showing last week...


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In the News

by 3/14/2005 9:16 AM
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I have been scanning the news...but for the most part I don't see much that is all too exciting. Some of the stories getting chatter are...

  • Research In Motion (RIMM) and Yahoo (YHOO) have teamed up to provide Yahoo Messenger to RIMM customers
  • IBM is going to acquire Ascential Software (ASCL)
  • American International Group's (AIG) CEO (Hank Greenberg) may step down while Walt Disney's (DIS) appointed Robert Iger as their new CEO

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Into the Open

by 3/14/2005 9:06 AM
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As you can see below, S&P futures have strengthened as we have neared the open...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX

You can also see that the action has been rather sporadic. The S&Ps are currently trading around three points above fair value, so we should see an upward bias at the open. Gold has recouped some of its losses and is now trading down 2.1 points to 444.7. Oil is down 40 cents but still holding above 54...


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Worth a Read

by 3/14/2005 8:23 AM
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For those intersected...and article in this weekend's Barron's - "The Bubble: Five Years Old And Still Deflating?" suggests that oil and steel are due for a fall. Both areas have been strong performers and the article talks of bubbles...

As a contrarian, I am always interested when I see strong price dismissed as it can signal that sideline money may be waiting to jump into the stock. If you missed it, I discussed United States Steel (X) on Friday and talked about the uptrend on the XOI on Thursday...


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