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The Big Shorts

The Big Shorts

4.71k followers12 symbols Watchlist by Yahoo Finance

This basket consists of stocks with large short positions against them.

Curated by Yahoo Finance

Background

Some of the most famous, or infamous, trades in the hedge fund business include shorts. This is when the fund manager bets the price of a stock will go down. Analysts at Goldman Sachs have identified these stocks as being among the most heavily shorted stocks in the market.

How did we choose these stocks?

Each of these stocks was chosen by the Yahoo Finance editorial staff.

Who made these selections?

Yahoo Finance is the most-read business website in the US, garnering roughly 75 million unique visitors every month. The site has extensive coverage of both consumer technology and the business of tech companies.

How are these weighted?

The stocks in this watchlist are weighted equally.

Performance

WatchlistChange today1-month return1-year returnTotal return
The Big Shorts-0.12%-4.29%-9.17%+11.39%
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12 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
WMTWalmart Inc.129.915+0.56+0.44%12:37 pm GMT-42.43M8.85M367.91B
DISThe Walt Disney Company130.7638-0.06-0.04%12:37 pm GMT-48.50M15.61M236.30B
TAT&T Inc.29.82-0.02-0.07%12:37 pm GMT-412.52M36.61M212.47B
INTCIntel Corporation48.045-0.53-1.08%12:37 pm GMT-421.23M28.55M204.34B
XOMExxon Mobil Corporation43.15-0.49-1.12%12:37 pm GMT-47.52M22.92M182.45B
ABTAbbott Laboratories101.84+0.09+0.09%12:37 pm GMT-41.06M5.96M180.31B
CVXChevron Corporation86.19-1.28-1.46%12:37 pm GMT-43.04M9.06M160.94B
IBMInternational Business Machines Corporation124.01-0.48-0.39%12:37 pm GMT-41.35M5.13M110.44B
BAThe Boeing Company170.4899-1.71-0.99%12:37 pm GMT-412.26M45.32M96.23B
CATCaterpillar Inc.133.451-0.94-0.70%12:37 pm GMT-4780.61k3.59M72.26B
TGTTarget Corporation131.065+2.06+1.59%12:37 pm GMT-4790.10k4.57M65.53B
GEGeneral Electric Company6.3526+0.02+0.36%12:37 pm GMT-419.99M100.14M55.61B
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