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Fund managers and other large investors short sell stocks (bet that stocks will decrease in price) as a hedge and/or speculation. But if the price goes up too fast, short sellers get stuck and have to cover the short position by purchasing the stocks outright. This causes upward pressure on the prices of stocks.

Here is a list of stocks with the highest percentage of short positions compared to the number of shares eligible for trading.

Note: The price is unpredictable and the stocks can come down just as fast as they rise.

STOCKChart (If on mobile, flip phone to view larger chart)Price at PublishingShort Interest %
GameStop Corp$147.98249.67%
Dillard’s Inc$104.46110.72%
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc$156.86107.25%
AMC Networks Inc$59.8390.37%
Macerich Co$19.4688.16%
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc$42.0581.53%
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc$36.8776.07%
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc$32.4072.68%
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc$16.0671.33%
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc$4.9668.93%
National Beverage Corp$129.4963.73%
Children’s Place Inc$69.7463.29%
FuboTV Inc$43.9262.87%
iRobot Corp$126.4062.65%
Seritage Growth Properties$18.0061.98%
SunPower Corp$53.9253.78%
Las Vegas Sands Corp$52.4252.54%
Mallinckrodt PLC$54.5051.54%
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc$15.8550.76%
Mallinckrodt PLC$0.2350.08%
B&G Foods Inc$37.5649.74%
Guess? Inc$23.7149.35%
EVI Industries Inc$31.3448.90%
Valaris PLC$0.1247.34%
Valaris PLC$24.4247.34%
Gulfport Energy Corp$0.1047.17%
Brookfield Property REIT Inc$17.1746.73%
Accelerate Diagnostics Inc$12.0046.26%
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc$1.9746.19%
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.$38.4545.85%
GATX Corp$88.9045.69%
Gogo Inc$14.7844.59%
Inseego Corp$19.8044.57%
AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc$226.0043.69%
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc$0.1843.14%
Clovis Oncology Inc$8.2142.80%
Altice USA Inc$35.6842.75%
Stitch Fix Inc$100.2742.56%
Ontrak Inc$95.0042.24%
Esperion Therapeutics Inc$31.3042.21%
GSX Techedu Inc$104.9441.96%
MSG Networks Inc$16.6641.19%
Intelsat SA$0.7740.95%
Gulfport Energy Corp$626.6040.79%
Carparts.Com Inc$20.1840.19%
Tailored Brands Inc$338.9039.77%
Chesapeake Energy Corp$4.1739.62%
Macy’s Inc$15.8439.16%
Discovery Inc$40.7238.87%
Senseonics Holdings Inc$2.8438.78%
3D Systems Corp$37.1938.72%
Canopy Growth Corp$35.5237.62%
Stratasys Ltd$42.3937.52%
PetMed Express Inc$38.7637.44%
Academy Sports and Outdoors Inc$24.2936.98%
Frontier Communications Corp$0.4336.78%
Regis Corp$11.8036.67%
World Acceptance Corp$125.1936.18%
Revlon Inc$13.2136.02%
Hertz Global Holdings Inc$1.6435.63%
Retractable Technologies, Inc.$15.6935.59%
American Airlines Group Inc$15.5335.56%
Precigen Inc$8.1435.42%
Carvana Co$261.3335.21%
Rocket Companies Inc$22.7034.85%
Zynex Inc$18.9034.63%
Cinemark Holdings Inc$20.9934.40%
Rubius Therapeutics Inc$10.2134.30%
The Michaels Companies Inc$15.8834.25%
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc$10.5833.80%
Ascena Retail Group Inc$0.1433.54%
Vaxart Inc$9.3833.52%
Big Lots Inc$54.2732.95%
Ebix Inc$48.1432.94%
United Natural Foods Inc$31.3132.55%
Sorrento Therapeutics Inc$10.4232.42%
Livent Corp$20.4932.34%
Realogy Holdings Corp$16.7231.92%
Workhorse Group Inc$32.1831.76%
G1 Therapeutics Inc$20.9631.58%
1-800-Flowers.com Inc$37.1031.45%
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc$33.7831.33%

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  1. Does anyone else use Gamestop as a bank?

    I got really pissed off with US Bank because I kept overdrafting my account even though I opted out, and the same thing happened with my credit union when I got a debit card.

    Now whenever I get paid I go preorder a whole shitload of games. Whenever I need money, I go to the nearest gamestop and ask for my money back on a game I don’t want and make a withdrawal. The lines are shorter at gamestop than at the bank and I can trade in old games and have money go straight to my savings account. Gamestops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work at a mall so it’s even more convenient than running an errand to the bank or using an ATM and getting charged.

    The gamestop people are starting to catch on that I’m just moving money around and only buying one preordered game a year, if that, but there isn’t shit they can do about it. The best part is, since I always preorder every game coming out I’m still guaranteed to get all the exclusive content whether or not I’m sure I want a certain game. It’s like they’re rewarding me for banking with them.

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