Tracking the Shorts

One of the more interesting market checks I run from time to time is looking for stocks that are heavily shorted. Some of them, such as BlackBerry (BBRY) and J.C. Penney (JCP), are shorted for good reason. They are not-so-great companies that are having a terrible time fixing the business. Some are suspected on accounting missteps and other shenanigans and could implode when exposed.

In addition, there are usually a lot of biotechs such as Dendreon (DNDN), where traders are betting against the approval or success of some new drug application. However, every time I go through the list of heavily shorted stocks, I find a couple that make me wonder what the short sellers are thinking. They may not be cheap by my standards just yet, but they trade at pretty reasonable valuations and have decent prospects. Any sign of good news could send the shorts running for the hills and lead to nice pop in the stock price....587 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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