The 5 Most Hated Biotechs: Myraid, Sarepta, Questcor, Ziopharm, and MannKind

Looking at a company's short interest should be an integral part of an investor's due diligence. A high short interest isn't necessarily a reason shun a company, but understanding why investors are shorting the stock is important. The shorts may be wrong, but investors should be able to convince themselves of that before hitting the buy button.

In the following slideshow, you'll find info on the five most shorted biotechs on the Nasdaq -- Myraid Genetics (NASDAQ: MYGN  ) , Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT  ) , Questcor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: QCOR.DL  ) , Ziopharm Oncology (NASDAQ: ZIOP  ) , and MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD  ) -- and a brief explanation on why each company is hated so much.

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  • Report this Comment On February 21, 2014, at 3:24 PM, razorbackndc wrote:

    It's Myriad Genetics.

  • Report this Comment On March 04, 2014, at 12:15 AM, garifolle wrote:

    Myraid Genetics ???

    You know this company well enough to say it us one of the most hated?

    Could you justify this?

    This company made me rich, and I am not from those who "hate" it.

    Another meaningless article just written to promote you paying newsletters.

    But this article does more harm then good ( I mean to Fools, not to Myriad Genetics)

    And as a Canadian, I am sick and tired to read you silly add:

    "3 Reasons to Get Out of Canadian Stocks!"

    In the past months, the TSC has done so much better then the American indices.

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