Friday, January 29, 2016

Short Squeeze For 6 Stocks? : SWN, TSLA, CHK, VALE, WTW, SCTY

SunGard's Astec Analytics provides intra-day short-selling market data to its clients. The firm's top pick from a securities lending perspective this week was Southwestern Energy Company SWN .

Other stocks that that saw plenty of short-selling activity included the following:
  • Tesla Motors Inc TSLA
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation CHK
  • Vale SA (ADR) VALE
  • Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW
  • SolarCity Corp SCTY
Below is a look at Karl Loomes’ list of top stocks in the Americas from a security lending perspective.

Top Pick - Southwestern Energy

This week’s top pick for North America was an energy company. Depressed oil prices are having large effects on many firms, both within the sector and outside of it.
While a small recuperation in oil prices over the past week has provided the energy sector with some breathing air, for Southwestern, all that this brought was a small reduction in its losses (the stock had lost almost 80 percent in 12 months; now, the losses have been cut to about 66 percent).  (more)

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