High short interest stocks: shares to squeeze today

on Jan 29, 2021
Updated: Jun 1, 2022

The r/WallStreetBets community have now exposed a new trading tactic to the masses: targeting short positions (just as they did through the pumping of GameStop stocks).

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The question everyone’s asking is: what other stocks can I squeeze for profits? And let’s be honest, the second question is: how can I help stick it to the establishment? The answer to both questions is right here.

List of high short interest stock

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The list below are the stocks that have been hugely shorted by large institutions – at least 50% or more. That’s right, most of them have made billions shorting these companies through the pandemic.

Ticker Company Exchange ShortInt Float Outst Shares
GME GameStop Corp. NYSE 138.08% 51.56M 69.75M
SPCE Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc NYSE 81.53% 53.65M 195.59M
AMC AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc NYSE 68.93% 56.57M 108.90M
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Nasdaq 66.62% 114.36M 126.01M
LGND Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. Nasdaq 64.24% 15.43M 16.08M
FIZZ National Beverage Corp. Nasdaq 62.52% 11.65M 46.65M
FUBO Fubotv Inc NYSE 62.15% 54.47M 67.56M
SPWR SunPower Corporation Nasdaq 53.57% 80.92M 170.16M
Source: https://www.highshortinterest.com/all/

Here is some further reading:

  • GameStop jumps another 135% on Wednesday as Citron and Melvin Capital pull out of short positions
  • AMC stock price is rebounding but challenges remain
  • fuboTV, Bilibili, Baidu price analysis

Is it a good idea to buy these stocks?

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Well, that depends. You should never jump into any investment without weighing up the pros and cons. The reason to consider investing is that if the retail investment community targets these stocks in the same way they did GME or AMC, then a similar effect will be seen in terms of the stock price shooting to new heights.

But you want to time your investment right as you don’t want to be left ‘holding the bag’ if other investors sell and the price plummets.

If you’re ready, here’s a selection of brokers we know allow you to buy these stocks:

You can see why the Redditors found GME first

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From the table above it is clear to see that by far the most shorted stock was GameStop – with the total value of shirted shares exceeding 130% of the company’s value. This is why the r/WallStreetBets community targeted the stock, as it was always going to produce the mother of all short squeezes as the hedge funds holding the shorts felt the pressure.


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