When you look at the S&P 500’s most shorted stocks, all are cheap yet short investors continue to bet on lower prices. Therefore, I am looking at the most shorted stocks according to Bespoke Investment Group’s monthly list, to determine if any are a “buy.”
Short-Interest vs. Float
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Blyth (NYSE: BTH)
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Weight loss drugs, weight management pills, and nutritional supplements are long-term American obsessions. Companies operating in this sector get a lot of attention, and as a result, their stock moves less on core value and fundamentals and more on market sentiment and rumor. In this article, let me discuss Blyth (NYSE: BTH), a company operating in this sector that seems to me to have less value as an investment than more »
A heavily shorted stock does two things: It keeps a stock underperforming for long periods of time, but then it also allows for the potential of incredible gains with just one decent headline. In this article I am looking at three of the most shorted S&P 500 stocks (as of Feb. 28) and determining what could cause the shorts to cover.
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A heavily shorted stock does two things: It keeps a stock underperforming for long periods of time but then it also allows for the potential of incredible gains with just one decent headline. In this article I am looking at three of the most shorted S&P 500 stocks (as of 2/28/2013) and determining what could cause the shorts to cover.
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“Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful”
That is the key to wealth. When good stocks with high insider ownership are on sale, investors should bet on them. In order to find such opportunities, I create a simple stock screen with four main criteria: (1) market capitalization is greater than $100 million, (2) short float is more than 25%, (3) insider ownership is more »
Share prices of Nu Skin (NYSE: NUS) have seen a 12% downfall in the last 20 days after short-seller Citron Research published a report alleging that the personal-care products maker was operating an illegal multi-level marketing scheme in China. However, the company’s business model in China is different from its global model and is in compliance with local regulations.
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Founded in 1946, Tupperware became an independent public company on May 31, 1996, when shares of their common stock were distributed to shareholders of Pre-Mark International. Traditionally, Tupperware products were best known through their legendary airtight food storage products. However, these products didn’t sell very well at retail because consumers needed to understand how they worked before they would purchase them. This led to the Tupperware home demonstration more »
When you're trying to figure out how to get out of debt, it's obvious that you have to spend less than you earn (at least I hope that's obvious) and stop using your credit cards. But, after you've created a budget, cut out all the incidentals, started making your own coffee in the morning rather than hitting Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and are buying all of your more »