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Many investors and traders believe that the stock market has hit bottom. If that is true, there are some interesting short-squeeze plays available on heavily shorted stocks.

A short squeeze takes place when a stock's short-sellers cover their positions quickly when good news boosts the price of the stock. This short-covering often drives the stock price even higher. The metric for measuring short-squeeze plays is the short ratio, which represents the number of days it would take a stock's short-sellers to cover their positions based on the stock's recent average daily volume.

Stockpickr has come up with a list of heavily shorted stocks that trade on the

New York Stock Exchange

and compiled the

NYSE Short-Squeeze Plays for August

portfolio, which includes such names as


(THO) - Get Thor Industries, Inc. Report

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Harry Winston

( HWD) and




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