If you own shares of one of these companies, it might feel like you're taking a ride on a roller coaster.

Prepare yourselves: if you own shares of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), or Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), you could be in for a wild week. That's because shares of all three of these companies are heavily shorted, and reporting earnings in the week to come. 

Historically, this is a recipe for extreme volatility. If you don't believe me, check out the three stocks I singled out last month, which moved an average of 8% following their respective releases.

But I don't think you should try and turn a quick profit off of this information. There's no telling what will happen unless you have illegal inside information. Instead, I think current shareholders should check out the slideshow below to find out what matters, and what will just be noise in the earnings releases.

Photos: 3D Systems, Lumber Liquidators, Shake Shack

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