These are the 25 stocks hedge funds have been shorting like crazy

Jean shorts, shorts, jorts, cutoffs

Hedge funds have been shorting Express Scripts, Qualcomm, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Those are some of the short positions highlighted in new research from Goldman Sachs, which put together a “Very Important Short Position List.”

Goldman analysed 833 fundamentally-driven hedge funds’ portfolios based on their 13-F filings for the second quarter and positions at the beginning of the third quarter.

We’ve included the top 25 short positions by value of short interest from smallest to largest.

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title=”Wells Fargo”
content=”Ticker: WFC

Sub-sector: Diversified Banks

Equity cap: $US295 billion

Total return YTD: 7%

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US1.5 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 11

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 6%”
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title=”Chipotle Mexican Grill”
content=”Ticker: GMG

Sub-sector: Restaurants

Equity cap: $US23 billion

Total return YTD: 9%

Short interest as a % of float: 7%

Value of short interest: $US1.5 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 4

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 5%”
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title=”Chevron”
content=”Ticker: CVX

Sub-sector: Integrated Oil & Gas

Equity cap: $US162 billion

Total return YTD: (22%)

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US1.6 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 3

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 4%”
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permalink=”/#comcast-5″
title=”Comcast”
content=”Ticker: CMCSA

Sub-sector: Cable & Satellite

Equity cap: $US148 billion

Total return YTD: 3%

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US1.7 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 8

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 7%”
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source=”Flickr/ Steven Depolo”
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[slide
permalink=”/#twenty-first-century-fox-8″
title=”Twenty-First Century Fox”
content=”Ticker: FOXA

Sub-sector: Movies & Entertainment

Equity cap: $US62 billion

Total return YTD: (21%)

Short interest as a % of float: 3%

Value of short interest: $US1.7 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 5

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 6%”
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source=”Mark Davis/Getty”
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[slide
permalink=”/#pfizer-9″
title=”Pfizer”
content=”Ticker: PFE

Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals

Equity cap: $US217 billion

Total return YTD: 16%

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US1.8 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 12

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 4%”
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source=”Flickr/ Jennifer Morrow”
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permalink=”/#target-111112″
title=”Target”
content=”Ticker: TGT

Sub-sector: General Merchandise Stores

Equity cap: $US51 billion

Total return YTD: 6%

Short interest as a % of float: 4%

Value of short interest: $US1.9 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 4

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 7%”
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source=”Flickr/ Kevin Dooley”
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[slide
permalink=”/#general-electric-11116″
title=”General Electric”
content=”Ticker: GE

Sub-sector: Industrial Conglomerates

Equity cap: $US263 billion

Total return YTD: 5%

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US2.3 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 13

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 5%”
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source=”Flickr/ @MJB”
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[slide
permalink=”/#johnson-and-johnson-111119″
title=”Johnson & Johnson”
content=”Ticker: JNJ

Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals

Equity cap: $US274 billion

Total return YTD: (4%)

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US2.8 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 11

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 7%”
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source=”Flickr/ Ikhlasul Amal”
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permalink=”/#exxon-mobil-222220″
title=”Exxon Mobil”
content=”Ticker: XOM

Sub-sector: Integrated Oil & Gas

Equity cap: $US328 billion

Total return YTD: (13%)

Short interest as a % of float: 1%

Value of short interest: $US3.3 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 8

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 6%”
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source=”Flickr/ Steve Snodgrass”
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[slide
permalink=”/#caterpillar-222221″
title=”Caterpillar”
content=”Ticker: CAT

Sub-sector: Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks

Equity cap: $US36 billion

Total return YTD: (12%)

Short interest as a % of float: 7%

Value of short interest: $US3.5 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 3

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 11%”
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source=”Flickr/ Darron Birgenheier”
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[slide
permalink=”/#walt-disney-222224″
title=”Walt Disney”
content=”Ticker: DIS

Sub-sector: Movies & Entertainment

Equity cap: $US182 billion

Total return YTD: 14%

Short interest as a % of float:3%

Value of short interest: $US5.3 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 8

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 6%”
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source=”Flickr/ Jeffrey Zeldman”
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permalink=”/#express-scripts-holding-2225″
title=”Express Scripts Holding”
content=”Ticker: ESRX

Sub-sector: Health Care Services

Equity cap: $US60 billion

Total return YTD: 4%

Short interest as a % of float: 9%

Value of short interest: $US6.1 billion

No. of funds with stock as top 10 holding: 8

Avg. portfolio weight when stock ranks among top 10 holdings: 7%”
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source=”Express Scripts”
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