Do the Shorts Know Something You Don't?http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/01/05/do-the-shorts-know-something-you-dont.aspx Rich Duprey
January 5, 2012
Since everyone loves a winner, it's reasonable to assume that everyone hates a loser -- everyone but short sellers, at least. These contrarian investors bet that hot stocks are primed to fall, aiming to turn their pessimism into potential profits.
These top companies on the Nasdaq had some of the largest percentage increases in shares short. Combining that with the collective intelligence of Motley Fool CAPS, we'll see which of these companies Fools believe have the power to make short work of short sellers.
Source: wsj.com. Share counts in millions.
Of course, this isn't a list of stocks to buy -- or short! These stocks could have serious problems that warrant their short interest, but they might also be stricken by short-term troubles. Only Foolish due diligence will tell you for certain; our 180,000-strong CAPS community offers just such a good place to start.
An ugly picture
The shorts seem to suggest that's not going to be the last of the woe that befalls the chipmaker. But while its current iPhone camera chip may be of lesser quality, the new upgraded BSI-2 ought to squelch any quality concerns. The company shipped 153 million units in the second quarter, and coupled with the cheap valuation the market is assigning OmniVision -- less than its book value and just 70% of its sales -- makes