Largest Short Positions on 2/28/2017

Shares that are sold "short" are borrowed then sold with the hopes that the share price will drop before the shares that were borrowed have to be repurchased and returned. A large amount of short interest may be an indication that a share price may be ready to decline in the near future. "Short" shares can also serve as a hedge for investors that have purchased a large number of shares of a company thinking that the share price will rise over time. Learn more.

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CompanyShares Sold Short on 2/28/2017Shares Sold Short on 2/15/2017Change% Change% FloatDays to CoverAvg. Daily Volume
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)277,503,724249,350,48128,153,24311.3%010.127,445,104
Frontier Communications Corp (FTR)237,592,839231,079,9356,512,9042.8%06.635,866,537
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)227,810,456220,054,5137,755,9433.5%02.977,932,834
Chesapeake Energy Co. (CHK)134,593,313119,370,28015,223,03312.8%02.847,887,188
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)119,108,30199,306,17619,802,12519.9%02.253,452,989
Weatherford International Plc (WFT)118,182,573118,102,87079,7030.1%07.815,172,280
iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM)117,610,659113,488,3354,122,3243.6%04.625,640,349
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (EEM)117,094,217101,874,08715,220,13014.9%02.449,503,403
Sprint Corp (S)116,465,386119,265,068-2,799,682-2.3%07.814,878,397
AT&T Inc. (T)112,695,954106,499,1336,196,8215.8%06.118,354,474
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)111,411,503113,656,573-2,245,070-2.0%012.49,003,364
Pfizer Inc. (PFE)110,370,706137,211,082-26,840,376-19.6%03.928,640,390
MannKind Co. (MNKD)105,134,183101,613,8533,520,3303.5%030.93,398,738
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)104,607,270105,631,130-1,023,860-1.0%12.61.474,388,286
General Electric Company (GE)103,485,34797,031,1766,454,1716.7%03.628,387,848
Bank of America Corp (BAC)103,453,151106,653,241-3,200,090-3.0%01.285,791,074
Seadrill Ltd (SDRL)99,839,11396,483,9143,355,1993.5%07.413,411,584
Intel Co. (INTC)89,462,35188,168,4561,293,8951.5%04.221,387,469
Centurylink Inc (CTL)85,991,64881,870,6274,121,0215.0%012.36,996,617
J C Penney Company Inc (JCP)82,116,40177,584,9684,531,4335.8%03.126,391,907
Ford Motor Company (F)76,055,51476,651,555-596,041-0.8%02.530,548,559
Opko Health Inc. (OPK)74,385,71274,955,031-569,319-0.8%022.93,241,840
Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST)71,233,05176,101,114-4,868,063-6.4%06.810,436,952
Transocean LTD (RIG)70,523,15562,394,8888,128,26713.0%05.014,009,016
VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas INdex Excess Return (DGAZ)69,504,00855,094,26114,409,74726.2%02.329,722,637
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX)69,187,16265,097,2214,089,9416.3%02.033,846,865
Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR)68,806,14165,346,1463,459,9955.3%08.08,647,079
Novavax, Inc. (NVAX)66,086,93162,771,7363,315,1955.3%07.78,541,261
Noble Co. (NE)64,926,58150,241,48214,685,09929.2%04.115,694,962
Infosys Ltd (INFY)64,337,29364,936,710-599,417-0.9%012.94,992,409
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE)63,642,22556,256,5137,385,71213.1%07.09,048,513
Pandora Media Inc (P)61,621,29261,650,535-29,2430.0%06.010,339,983
Comcast Co. (CMCSA)60,533,03960,390,972142,0670.2%1.34.214,266,757
Enbridge Inc (ENB)60,516,88146,066,78414,450,09731.4%01.735,499,625
Twitter Inc (TWTR)60,414,35361,702,427-1,288,074-2.1%04.214,326,427
SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Prod. (XOP)60,237,86658,478,8291,759,0373.0%04.712,948,657
The Western Union Company (WU)59,001,67656,695,2672,306,4094.1%09.36,371,248
Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)58,966,28556,797,3482,168,9373.8%015.73,750,759
Utilities SPDR (XLU)57,761,20151,800,4705,960,73111.5%04.114,172,274
LendingClub Corp (LC)53,541,26152,456,4581,084,8032.1%06.48,390,757
Vale SA (VALE)53,283,71273,280,134-19,996,422-27.3%01.731,030,295
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN (VXX)53,178,80851,088,9922,089,8164.1%01.050,906,304
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)53,038,90049,241,8993,797,0017.7%07.47,121,390
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)51,634,35445,231,2296,403,12514.2%11.926,634,569
Apple Inc. (AAPL)50,992,81547,548,9053,443,9107.2%12.322,060,703
PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (QQQ)49,864,00845,907,1593,956,8498.6%03.215,826,080
AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS)48,647,19647,373,8431,273,3532.7%02.420,625,950
BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)48,257,68148,550,640-292,959-0.6%9.311.84,087,355
Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (XLP)47,927,47456,096,922-8,169,448-14.6%03.912,444,199
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)47,389,92115,945,39131,444,530197.2%03.314,245,060
United States Oil Fund LP (USO)46,831,35947,016,974-185,615-0.4%02.916,145,878
Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)46,158,08444,438,5151,719,5693.9%02.319,894,038
Coty Inc (COTY)46,020,59942,065,6683,954,9319.4%010.84,276,206
Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)45,860,84549,031,725-3,170,880-6.5%02.220,479,915
Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL)45,777,52040,230,0285,547,49213.8%02.716,757,194
Fitbit Inc (FIT)44,739,25444,721,11418,1400.0%04.011,181,996
Under Armour Inc (UAA)44,382,99046,179,992-1,797,002-3.9%010.64,195,722
Groupon Inc (GRPN)44,013,80956,216,779-12,202,970-21.7%02.816,002,736
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR)43,531,63543,873,147-341,512-0.8%02.815,592,700
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF)43,295,82339,868,5843,427,2398.6%02.021,648,249
The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)43,171,49440,854,5282,316,9665.7%04.110,655,522
Marathon Oil Co. (MRO)43,123,04249,412,677-6,289,635-12.7%02.914,839,254
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP)43,100,35438,504,1064,596,24811.9%06.96,222,594
Visa Inc (V)42,785,02642,637,768147,2580.3%05.97,268,458
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (FXI)41,897,26044,944,249-3,046,989-6.8%03.212,949,604
Oracle Co. (ORCL)41,034,28337,545,9213,488,3629.3%03.013,489,113
Microsoft Co. (MSFT)39,671,27145,908,871-6,237,600-13.6%01.920,365,948
Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)38,855,95734,868,8313,987,12611.4%16.74.38,993,947
ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (ZIOP)38,210,99239,018,572-807,580-2.1%028.01,362,589
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)37,847,37338,556,687-709,314-1.8%08.64,386,462
Rite Aid Co. (RAD)37,604,30732,733,9684,870,33914.9%3.63.012,454,770
Plug Power Inc (PLUG)37,296,31133,248,0224,048,28912.2%02.514,753,947
Ambev SA (ABEV)37,032,35931,643,9565,388,40317.0%03.111,836,137
Nokia Corp (NOK)36,723,50231,742,9824,980,52015.7%02.713,465,511
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD)35,965,16535,579,814385,3511.1%26.212.72,827,255
People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT)35,636,97136,764,556-1,127,585-3.1%014.42,470,305
Cypress Semiconductor Co. (CY)33,798,49732,808,902989,5953.0%10.95.66,082,983
EXACT Sciences Co. (EXAS)33,439,04133,338,138100,9030.3%07.14,700,836
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD)31,890,67431,116,861773,8132.5%7.98.43,783,571
Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA)31,832,77731,889,437-56,660-0.2%20.811.52,766,907
Wells Fargo & Co (WFC)31,820,07726,804,1805,015,89718.7%0.62.214,452,382
Geron Co. (GERN)31,437,38431,064,152373,2321.2%023.71,328,206
JD.Com Inc (JD)31,391,34936,151,068-4,759,719-13.2%04.56,958,859
Seagate Technology PLC (STX)31,216,00133,780,639-2,564,638-7.6%07.83,981,061
Tesla Inc (TSLA)31,013,32632,203,854-1,190,528-3.7%03.68,549,047
GoPro Inc (GPRO)30,979,36832,476,228-1,496,860-4.6%013.02,386,240
Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL)30,845,96829,327,2841,518,6845.2%05.45,660,256
WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF)29,508,32930,246,766-738,437-2.4%012.52,353,954
American Airlines Group Inc (AAL)27,964,30428,773,459-809,155-2.8%5.65.74,942,279
Credit Suisse AG - VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (TVIX)27,845,48025,162,8982,682,58210.7%01.518,248,600
Prospect Capital Co. (PSEC)27,470,58527,763,324-292,739-1.1%09.52,879,733
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK)26,888,02622,055,6164,832,41021.9%017.01,577,502
Mattel, Inc. (MAT)26,848,85729,917,634-3,068,777-10.3%04.85,637,361
Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN)26,819,25125,188,8521,630,3996.5%012.72,107,006
FireEye Inc (FEYE)26,788,58225,005,9371,782,6457.1%04.26,303,694
Ctrip.Com International Ltd (CTRP)26,234,97724,846,7921,388,1855.6%5.34.36,080,239
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)26,022,65623,296,8262,725,83011.7%06.24,192,418
MiMedx Group Inc (MDXG)25,993,97823,460,6702,533,30810.8%028.9899,162
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (MPEL)25,628,84323,783,2631,845,5807.8%05.94,379,909
Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)25,535,97124,396,6341,139,3374.7%08.33,084,963
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (HALO)25,298,50025,209,53488,9660.4%018.61,362,270
Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR)25,269,90723,813,7481,456,1596.1%02.012,596,876
NVIDIA Co. (NVDA)25,069,13022,206,2972,862,83312.9%01.319,254,272
Zillow Group, Inc. (Z)24,615,73823,285,7721,329,9665.7%019.31,275,493
Teck Resources Ltd (TECK)24,571,97021,265,9383,306,03215.5%4.33.17,833,994
PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM)24,223,84920,680,4703,543,37917.1%8.44.85,061,910
Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)24,128,34823,683,564444,7841.9%06.43,778,875
KeyCorp (KEY)24,081,63020,417,9223,663,70817.9%2.22.69,285,601
Alerian MLP (AMLP)23,899,62719,517,7284,381,89922.5%02.410,015,494
Apache Co. (APA)22,197,45918,553,0043,644,45519.6%5.94.54,878,821
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD)21,641,99516,704,1244,937,87129.6%1.56.63,270,582
Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)19,973,09115,661,7844,311,30727.5%21.117,907,874
Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)19,959,36616,475,6503,483,71621.1%4.61.414,178,942
United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNG)19,900,16916,266,4063,633,76322.3%01.019,086,306
ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)18,851,61415,652,9543,198,66020.4%96.52,890,054
Morgan Stanley (MS)18,688,56315,115,8843,572,67923.6%1.31.99,961,888
Dow Chemical Co (DOW)18,012,32114,151,4513,860,87027.3%1.52.57,316,601
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG)16,563,22213,365,2843,197,93823.9%4.24.63,572,499
Aetna Inc (AET)15,704,7585,019,98010,684,778212.8%4.55.32,953,753
B2Gold Corp (BTG)15,306,81716,062,689-755,872-4.7%1.71.98,239,120
Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF (VEA)14,485,0078,265,0246,219,98375.3%02.16,829,122
Twilio Inc (TWLO)14,247,17510,870,2523,376,92331.1%31.73.83,792,822
Square Inc (SQ)13,250,3248,958,0204,292,30447.9%70.914,661,476
ArcelorMittal SA (MT)12,282,7408,281,7624,000,97848.3%00.914,354,823
VirnetX Holding Co. (VHC)12,219,11612,289,212-70,096-0.6%25.166.4184,143
AU Optronics Corp (AUO)11,394,8875,476,2085,918,679108.1%07.31,552,382
Mast Therapeutics Inc (MSTX)10,132,52710,770,799-638,272-5.9%42.44,196,601
Palatin Technologies, Inc. (PTN)8,316,8076,818,8241,497,98322.0%6.34.41,901,486
Humana Inc (HUM)7,847,5372,013,8635,833,674289.7%5.34.11,893,650
iShares Trust (IEFA)7,434,0922,478,4754,955,617199.9%02.13,580,350
New Gold Inc. (NGD)7,403,1655,036,8592,366,30647.0%1.50.612,930,893
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU)6,604,7902,440,2014,164,589170.7%03.51,888,463
Nobilis Health Corp (HLTH)6,317,3956,796,189-478,794-7.0%12.112.9489,548
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS)3,859,6963,889,102-29,406-0.8%3.926.5145,892
Ring Energy (REI)3,737,0063,637,66799,3392.7%8.918.0207,540
Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp (TRX)3,421,5193,402,21719,3020.6%310.2336,963
Polymet Mining Corp (PLM)2,887,2582,873,30513,9530.5%1.314.2203,824
PharmAthene, Inc. (PIP)2,717,4086,293,622-3,576,214-56.8%4.91.12,583,117
Alexco Resource Corp. (AXU)2,353,5892,271,81181,7783.6%2.74.8488,527
Franklin Street Properties Corp. (FSP)2,313,2292,204,412108,8174.9%2.36.4363,580
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