By Fred Fuld
SAN FRANCISCO (
) -- Even stocks owned by the most respected investors have their detractors.
has 7.6 million shares sold short and a short ratio of 8.5.
, which makes up 7.1% of his BP Capital portfolio, has a short ratio of 5.1, with 11.7 million shares sold short.
And what about George Soros, whose
is the second most-viewed of Stockpickr's professional portfolios? Which of his holdings are attracting the most short interest?
Soros, who founded the Quantum Fund, is ranked 29th on
, with a net worth of $11 billion. Over the years, Soros has rewarded his investors with exemplary returns. For example, a $100,000 investment in his fund when he started in 1969 would have been worth $150 million by 1994.
With success like that, it is hard to believe that investors would bet against Soros. Short interest in a Soros stock could indicate that the stock is well-positioned for a short squeeze should a positive catalyst occur. A short squeeze takes place when a heavily shorted stock is quickly bought back in by the short-sellers in an attempt to cover their bearish positions, driving the price of the stock up sharply.
With that in mind, Stockpickr has reviewed Soros' holdings and compiled a
, where the short ratio measures the numbers of days it would take the short-sellers to cover their position based on recent average daily volume.
To read more,
-- Written by Fred Fuld in San Francisco.
Stockpickr is a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com.