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Cash-Generating Short-Squeeze Opportunities

Industrial cable and wire distributor Anixter International (AXE - Get Report) has been just barely underperforming the broad market in 2010, but that trend could soon change if the company can deliver decent fundamental performance in its next quarter. As of right now, Anixter's short interest ratio sits at 10.4.

Debt and commodity risks remain the biggest black clouds on the horizon for Anixter right now, but with limited competition, a recession resistant product, and improving financial numbers, investors should warm up to the firm as the year progresses. While a debt-induced liquidity shortage is a bit of a concern for the company right now, $13 in free cash flow considerably widens its turnover numbers and quells doubts. Still, black clouds are necessary for a strong short squeeze, so solid results should mean even bigger gains for investors who are currently long shares.

One fund that's hoping for just that scenario is the Ariel Fund (ARGFX), which also owns stakes in Gannett (GCI) and Tiffany (TIF).

For the rest of this week's short-squeeze opportunities, including Integrys Energy (TEG) and Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), check out the Cash Generating Short-Squeeze portfolio at Stockpickr.

And to find short-squeeze plays of your own, be sure to check out the Stockpickr Answers community for insights and investment ideas.

-- Written by Jonas Elmerraji in Baltimore.
Jonas Elmerraji is the editor and portfolio manager of the Rhino Stock Report, a free investment advisory that returned 15% in 2008. He is a contributor to numerous financial outlets, including Forbes and Investopedia, and has been featured in Investor's Business Daily, in Consumer's Digest and on
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