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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 the previous day'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 clicking here.

Company Yesterday's
Percent of Float
Sold Short
Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) 20.3 38.8 8.36 -3.08
Champion Enterprises, Inc. (CHB) 13.3 12.2 9.52 5.88
ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN) 5.6 10.8 21.40 -2.52
Ariba, Inc. (ARBA) 5.3 10.3 7.40 7.26
NitroMed, Inc. (NTMD) 5.0 26.6 16.49 0.36
Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR) 3.7 13.9 15.14 0.00
AMR Corporation (AMR) 3.4 29.5 10.51 1.33
AMN Healthcare Services Inc (AHS) 3.2 17.8 15.12 0.99
palmOne, Inc. (PLMO) 3.2 35.2 23.31 0.60
WebEx Communications, Inc. (WEBX) 3.0 16.8 20.85 4.07

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Readers Respond - De-Caf...

by 4/21/2005 10:16 AM
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In response to my morning tirade...Chris says - "I think the bulls need to consider de-caf! Watch the charts as the caffeine wears off over the first couple hours of the morning."

My response - I think that this morning's action will be important to watch. The bulls have been struggling lately (do I have a knack for understatement or what?) and now have the opportunity to turn the momentum. They failed to rally the market when the SPX was first "oversold" and sitting near support at 1160'ish so a failure here would be another blow to what has to be weakening psychology...

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by 4/21/2005 10:02 AM
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We are half an hour into the already strong session as NYSE net ticks spike higher...After sitting on their hands for the last week, we get a chance to see how much "oomph" the bulls have. The recent high on the SPX is near 1155 and seems to be the most likely resistance level...


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At the Open - Part II

by 4/21/2005 9:58 AM
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Stocks have had a chance to settle into a groove so here is an update to the chart we looked at below...

For the most part the picture remains relatively unchanged from what we saw at the open...the broad market indices are strong while internet stocks lead the pack...bonds are lower as is is flat...the biggest change is the pickup in the XOI/XNG...

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Following the post are those showing a negative return...

  • MBNA Corp (KRB) -14.2%
  • Eyetech Pharmaceuticals (EYET) -10.3%
  • Tollgrade (TLGD) -9.4%
  • F5 Networks (FFIV) -7.6%
  • Metris (MXT) -5.0%
  • Citrix Systems (CTXS) -4.8%
  • Amdocs (DOX) -4.0%
  • 1-800-FLOWERS (FLWS) -2.6%
  • YUM! Brands (YUM) -2.5%
  • Capital One (COF) -2.1%
  • eBay (EBAY) -1.9%
  • SLM Corp (SLM) -1.1%
  • Mercury Interactive (MERQ) -0.9%

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