Stock pickers are betting big against these 10 retail stocks

The retail apocalypse could pay off in a huge way for stock pickers.

Bets against retail stocks continue to increase as traders eye an even bigger drop in their stock prices. Analysts at RBC Capital Markets have identified 10 stocks with the most short interest right now.

Topping the list are some usual suspects like JCPenney, which announced earlier this year that it would close 138 stores. But there are some newcomers, as well. RBC notes that Urban Outfitters, Boot Barn, and Signet Jewellers have seen the biggest spikes in short interests.

On the other hand, Buckle, Abercrombie & Fitch, and The Children’s Place have seen the biggest drops in short interest.

Scroll to see the 10 retail stocks with the highest short interest, according to RBC:

10. The Children's Place

Ticker: PLCE

Stock price: $US109.75

Year-to-date change: +8.43%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 26%

9. Abercrombie & Fitch

Ticker: ANF

Stock price: $US13.54

Year-to-date change: +11.81%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 26%

8. Under Armour

Ticker: UAA

Stock price: $US16.90

Year-to-date change: -43.5%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 28%

7. The Finish Line

Ticker: FINL

Stock price: $US9.20

Year-to-date change: -50.7%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 28%

6. Ascena Retail Group

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Ticker: ASNA

Stock price: $US2.14

Year-to-date change: -65.81%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 29%

5. Tailored Brands

Ticker: TLRD

Stock price: $US12.89

Year-to-date change: -47.66%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 30%

4. Fossil

Ticker: FOSL

Stock price: $US8.81

Year-to-date change: -66.58%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 35%

3. Dillard's

Ticker: DDS

Stock price: $US59.86

Year-to-date change: -4.61%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 40%

2. J. C. Penney

Ticker: JCP

Stock price: $US4.10

Year-to-date change: -50.78%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 42%

1. Boot Barn Holdings

Ticker: BOOT

Stock price: $US8.19

Year-to-date change: -32.37%

Short interest as a per cent of float: 55%

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