The 50 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Shorting Like Crazy

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Goldman Sachs’ ‘Hedge Fund Trend Monitor’ report is out, and as usual it includes a list of the 50 stocks most shorted by hedge funds.

The stocks listed are “not based on 13-F holdings”, nor is this a “basket of stocks most held short”, according to the report.

When compared with the median S&P 500 company, the median stock has a higher value of short interest. However, it has “similar” short interest as a per cent of float-adjusted shares.

The top five stocks are AT&T, IBM, Intel, Exxon Mobil, and Caterpillar.

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title=”AT&T”
content=”Sector: Integrated Telecommunication Services

Value of short interest (in billions): $7.0

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 4%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 4

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: AT&T is planning on offering the HTC One M8 for Windows soon, although prices are undisclosed.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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title=”IBM”
content=”Sector: IT Consulting & Other services

Value of short interest (in billions): $US5.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 3%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 6

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 6%

Recent news: IBM and Apple recently announced a partnership.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”intel-corp-3″
title=”Intel Corp.”
content=”Sector: Semiconductors

Value of short interest (in billions): $4.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 3%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 13

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Intel recently acquired Avago’s network chip group.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”exxon-mobil-corp-4″
title=”Exxon Mobil Corp.”
content=”Sector: Integrated Oil & Gas

Value of short interest (in billions): $4.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 4

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 3%

Recent news: Exxon Mobil has ‘canceled its exploration plans of the South Sudan’, and did not ‘renew its joint exploration plans with French integrated oil and gas company TOTAL S.A.’.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”caterpillar-inc-5″
title=”Caterpillar Inc.”
content=”Sector: Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks

Value of short interest (in billions): $3.8

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 6%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 0

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: NM

Recent news: Caterpillar sales are falling; total machine retail sales were down 12% in May, 10% in June, and 9% in July, when comparing to 2013.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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caption=”A man looks at a Caterpillar truck at the China Coal and Mining Expo 2013 in Beijing October 22, 2013. Picture taken October 22, 2013. Picture taken October 22, 2013.”
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[slide
permalink=”visa-inc-6″
title=”Visa Inc.”
content=”Sector: Data Processing & Outsourced Services

Value of short interest (in billions): $3.5

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 6%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 13

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Visa announced a new software that protects against fraud.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”walt-disney-7″
title=”Walt Disney”
content=”Sector: Movies & Entertainment

Value of short interest (in billions): $3.3

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 9

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Disney stocks were higher following the company’s first attempts at promoting Star Wars episode VII.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”exelon-corp-8″
title=”Exelon Corp.”
content=”Sector: Electric utilities

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.7

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 10%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 5

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: Exelon and Pepco Holdings Inc. filed an application seeking approval of merger with Maryland Public Service Commission.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”wal-mart-stores-9″
title=”Wal-Mart Stores”
content=”Sector: Hypermarkets & Super Centres

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 5

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: Wal-Mart dropped prices of the 5S and 5C iPhones, anticipating the iPhone 6 announcement.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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permalink=”chevron-corp-10″
title=”Chevron Corp.”
content=”Sector: Integrated Oil & Gas

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 9

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: Chevron’s renewable energy (solar) project in Hawaii was indefinitely ‘put on hold‘.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”johnson-and-johnson-11″
title=”Johnson & Johnson”
content=”Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 11

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Johnson & Johnson partnered up with equity fundraising platform for startups that make consumer goods, CircleUp Network Inc. in July.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”coca-cola-co-12″
title=”Coca-Cola Co.”
content=”Sector: Soft Drinks

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.5

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 6

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 3%

Recent news: Coco-Cola is buying a stake in Monster.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”netflix-inc-13″
title=”Netflix Inc.”
content=”Sector: Internet Retail

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.4

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 10%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 11

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: Netflix recently partnered up with Time Warner Cable to deliver faster streaming.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”salesforcecom-inc-14″
title=”Salesforce.com Inc.”
content=”Sector: Application software

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 7%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 5

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: Salesforce.com has seen steady growth due to ExactTarget deal.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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caption=”Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce.com, speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 22, 2014.”
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[slide
permalink=”target-corp-15″
title=”Target Corp.”
content=”Sector: General Merchandise Stores

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.1

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 6%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 2

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Target reported a 62% drop in earnings.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”deere-and-co-16″
title=”Deere & Co”
content=”Sector: Agriculture & Farm Machinery

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.1

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 7%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 0

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: NM

Recent news: Deere & Co. cut 600 factory employees following a weak demand for products.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”pfizer-inc-17″
title=”Pfizer Inc.”
content=”Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.1

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 12

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Pfizer submitted a marketing application for its oncology candidate palbociclib to the FDA.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”southern-co-18″
title=”Southern Co.”
content=”Sector: Electric utilities

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.1

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 5%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 0

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: NM

Recent news: Southern reported strong Q2 earnings, following higher electricity usage.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”verizon-communications-19″
title=”Verizon Communications”
content=”Sector: Integrated Telecommunication Services

Value of short interest (in billions): $2.0

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 7

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Verizon is planning to sell $US13.3 billion of bonds for debt exchange offer to lower borrowing costs.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”procter-and-gamble-20″
title=”Procter & Gamble”
content=”Sector: Household products

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.9

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 5

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: Procter & Gamble is looking to divest underperforming brands, possibly including Duracell and Braun.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”merck-and-co-inc-21″
title=”Merck & Co. Inc”
content=”Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.9

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 9

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: The FDA approved Merck’s insomnia drug, Belsomra.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”conocophillips-22″
title=”ConocoPhillips”
content=”Sector: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.9

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 4

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 3%

Recent news: ConocoPhillips saw higher margins, following increased liquid production.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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caption=”Steam rises from stacks at the Conoco-Phillips refinery in Rodeo, California.”
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[slide
permalink=”wells-fargo-and-co-23″
title=”Wells Fargo & Co.”
content=”Sector: Diversified banks

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.9

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 13

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 6%

Recent news: Wells Fargo is raising its asset management business to $US1 trillion in the next decade.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”cisco-systems-inc-24″
title=”Cisco Systems Inc.”
content=”Sector: Communications Equipment

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.8

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 10

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: 6,000 employees (or 8% of the company) have been cut.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/53f6041b6bb3f7e90f1577d7″
caption=”Cisco COO Gary Moore”
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[slide
permalink=”boeing-co-25″
title=”Boeing Co.”
content=”Sector: Aerospace & Defence

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.8

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 7

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Boeing will increase its 737 production by 2017.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”general-electric-26″
title=”General Electric”
content=”Sector: Industrial Conglomerates

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.7

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 10

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: GE is considering selling its appliances business again.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”unitedhealth-group-27″
title=”UnitedHealth Group”
content=”Sector: Managed Health Care

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.7

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 2

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 8%

Recent news: Following declaration of quarterly dividend, UnitedHealth Group rose on Wednesday.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”mylan-inc-28″
title=”Mylan Inc.”
content=”Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 9%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 6

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Mylan bidding for Glaxo Mature-Drug portfolio, along with private equity firms and Indian drug makers.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”sandisk-corp-29″
title=”SanDisk Corp.”
content=”Sector: Technology Hardware Storage & Peripherals

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 8%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 12

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: SanDisk announced new SanDisk Ultra II SSD with enhanced SSD Dashboard.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”bristol-myers-squibb-30″
title=”Bristol-Myers Squibb”
content=”Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 0

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: NM

Recent news: Bristol-Myers is working with Celgene on a cancer treatment study.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”applied-materials-31″
title=”Applied Materials”
content=”Sector: Semiconductor Equipment

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.6

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 6%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 4

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Following earnings report, Applied Materials shares rose.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”schlumberger-32″
title=”Schlumberger”
content=”Sector: Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.5

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 12

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: Shares went up after Sandra Ward profiled Schlumberger on Barron’s.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”centurylink-inc-33″
title=”CenturyLink Inc.”
content=”Sector: Integrated Telecommunications Services

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.5

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 7%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 0

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: NM

Recent news: CenturyLink is offering a new globally available private cloud service.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”nextera-energy-inc-34″
title=”NextEra Energy Inc.”
content=”Sector: Electric utilities

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.5

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 4%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 7

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: NextEra was approved to build a $300 million wind farm in Ontario.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”mt-bank-corp-35″
title=”M&T Bank Corp.”
content=”Sector: Regional Banks

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.5

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 4%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 7

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: M&T Bank announced a quarterly cash dividend of $US0.70 per share on common stock.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”qualcomm-inc-36″
title=”QUALCOMM Inc.”
content=”Sector: Communications Equipment

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.4

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 8

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Chinese subsidy regulations are going to affect Qualcomm.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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caption=”Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs speaks during a keynote address in January.”
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[slide
permalink=”wellpoint-inc-37″
title=”WellPoint Inc.”
content=”Sector: Managed Health Care

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.4

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 5%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 13

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 6%

Recent news: WellPoint is changing its corporate name to Anthem, which is its well-known brand name in California and other states.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”oracle-corp-38″
title=”Oracle Corp.”
content=”Sector: Systems Software

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.4

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 8

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Oracle introduced ‘Social Station‘ — a new workspace without its platform — on Wednesday.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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caption=”Oracle president Mark Hurd delivers a keynote address at the company’s 2013 conference.”
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[slide
permalink=”eli-lilly-and-co-39″
title=”Eli Lilly and Co.”
content=”Sector: Pharmaceuticals

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.4

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 4

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Eli Lilly’s insulin drug gets ‘tentative nod’ from FDA.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”regeneron-pharmaceuticals-40″
title=”Regeneron Pharmaceuticals”
content=”Sector: Biotechnology

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.4

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 5%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 5

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 6%

Recent news: Regeneron’s eye drug, Eylea, has been approved in the EU.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”accenture-plc-41″
title=”Accenture Plc”
content=”Sector: IT Consulting & Other services

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.3

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 3%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 2

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 8%

Recent news: Accenture got a 1-year contract to help Belgium create a strategic information plan and improve government IT systems.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”home-depot-inc-42″
title=”Home Depot Inc.”
content=”Sector: Home Improvement Retail

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.3

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 10

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Home Depot is looking to ‘interconnected retail and technology‘ instead of print ads.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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title=”Ford Motor Co.”
content=”Sector: Automobile Manufacturers

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.3

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 5

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 7%

Recent news: Ford told its U.S. based dealers to stop selling and test-driving C-Max and Focus models on Thursday.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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title=”Chesapeake Energy”
content=”Sector: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.3

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 9%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 7

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 5%

Recent news: Chesapeake was downgraded from buy to hold recently.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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title=”National Oilwell Varco”
content=”Sector: Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.3

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 4%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 6

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: The EVP announced retirement plans effective October 1, 2014; Craig L. Weinstock will be the successor.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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title=”Amgen Inc.”
content=”Sector: Biotechnology

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 1%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 6

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: Amgen’s experimental thyroid drug ‘met the main goal in the late-stage trial.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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title=”Simon Property Group”
content=”Sector: Retail REITs

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 1

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: Simon Property Group shares increased after they announced the opening of Twin Cities Premium Outlets.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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permalink=”e-i-du-pont-and-co-48″
title=”E. I. du Pont and Co.”
content=”Sector: Diversified chemicals

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 3

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 4%

Recent news: The company elected Ulf M. ‘Mark’ Schneider, President and CEO of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA to its board of directors, starting October 22, 2014.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”celgene-corp-49″
title=”Celgene Corp.”
content=”Sector: Biotechnology

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 2%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 6

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 11%

Recent news: Celgene is partnering with Bristol-Myers to study cancer treatments.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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permalink=”keurig-green-mountain-50″
title=”Keurig Green Mountain”
content=”Sector: Packaged Foods & Meats

Value of short interest (in billions): $1.2

Short interest as a % of Float cap: 8%

Number of funds with stock as Top 10 holding: 4

Average portfolio weight when stock ranks among Top 10 holdings: 10%

Recent news: Keurig Green Mountain announced price increases up to 9% on portion packs effective November 3, 2014.

Source: Goldman Sachs”
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[slide
permalink=”and-now-51″
title=”And now…”
content=”

Here Are 50 Stocks That Big Hedge Funds Love Most»


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