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Top NYSE Short-Squeeze Plays

Top tech stocks such as Research In Motion (RIMM) and Google (GOOG - Get Report) have been making strong moves lately. According to Jim Cramer, "These gravity-defiers must be killing the shorts." And Disney's (DIS - Get Report) stock spiked when the company released stronger earnings than expected, partially due to the fact that the shares were heavily shorted, said Cramer.

When short-sellers quickly buy in shares of stock to cover their positions, it creates what is called a short squeeze, rapidly moving the stock price up. The ratio for measuring short-squeeze opportunities is the short ratio, which is the number of days it would take the short-sellers to cover their positions based on recent average daily volume.

Stockpickr has combed through the list of stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and compiled a portfolio of the top NYSE short-squeeze plays.

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SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
DIS $121.69 0.47%
GOOG $629.25 -0.31%
HNI $49.59 0.63%
UNT $17.86 -6.20%
TR $32.25 -0.19%

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Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,550.69 -47.51 -0.27%
S&P 500 2,093.32 -4.72 -0.22%
NASDAQ 5,105.5460 -9.8360 -0.19%

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