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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
DHB INDUSTRIES INC (DHB) 15.2 16.5 9.63 -1.87
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (HGSI) 8.2 11.1 10.02 1.00
Cree, Inc. (CREE) 8.1 18.0 24.76 -0.77
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (FLE) 7.3 24.9 9.39 -0.96
Dendreon Corporation (DNDN) 5.8 47.2 5.28 -2.85
Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA) 5.7 22.0 36.90 -0.73
P.F.Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (PFCB) 5.6 15.5 61.04 0.16
Photon Dynamics, Inc. (PHTN) 5.6 19.6 19.50 0.67
American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (APPX) 5.5 25.3 58.14 -0.46
DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. (DOVP) 5.5 10.4 14.94 -2.14

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At the Open

by 4/7/2005 9:45 AM
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The tickers are blinking and here is what I see...

As expected, we see a flat open on the major indices...I added the DRG (which is the AMEX Pharmaceutical Index) to the list this morning as it is off to a rough start this morning after the FDA gave Pfizer some bad news - more information can be found in this article - FDA Asks Pfizer to Pull Bextra Off Market...

On the upside we see oil is leading the day while gold stocks try to bounce. Semis are flat as they struggle to hold short-term support. Internet stocks are trying to redeem themselves from yesterday's showing...

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Chart Chatter - HHH

by 4/7/2005 9:29 AM
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I have one more quick post before the open...check out the chart below of the Internet HOLDRS (HHH)...

Created with SuperCharts by Omega Research

Last night I noted the weakness stood out and this chart of the HHH shows the group is having trouble at a zone that was support earlier this year. Yesterday's rejection was also right at the 50-day moving average... Just something to watch.

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Into the Open

by 4/7/2005 9:22 AM
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We head into the open with S&P futures now sitting at fair other words, they point to a flat open...

Wal-Mart (WMT) is getting some attention after they said they expect earnings to come in at the low end of estimates.

I guess it is safe to say I am not a fan of the stock so I don't have much new to offer other than what I noted last week, - "the shares are slipping to new annual lows yet 70 percent of analysts are still saying "buy!" which raises the question - what would this chart look like if some started to say sell..."

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Also Worth Noting

by 4/7/2005 9:12 AM
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I see that Cisco Systems (CSCO) was upgraded this morning...I haven't touched on the stock lately so if you are new to this space you might want to check out this post from last month and the embedded links.


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