The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which health-care editor/analyst David Williamson and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, David and Brendan take a closer look at two highly shorted healthcare companies with high short interest and discuss whether the shorts" have it right. Medical Equipment makers MAKO Surgical and Hansen Medical find themselves with alarmingly high short positions; 33.5% and 25% of each companies' respective floats. But, are the shorts right to wager so heavily on these companies and their game-changing technologies? Watch and find out.
Brendan Byrnes has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. David Williamson owns shares of Johnson & Johnson. The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and MAKO Surgical. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Intuitive Surgical, Johnson & Johnson and MAKO Surgical. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.