Updated from 8:45 a.m. EDT
On July 15, the
Securities and Exchange Commission
issued an emergency order to enhance investor protections against "naked" short-selling in the securities of
( FRE) and primary dealers at commercial and investment banks. If the SEC continues crackdowns on selling short without borrowing the securities, this may create some interesting short-squeeze opportunities.
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 position based on the stock's recent average daily volume.
With this in mind, at Stockpickr.com, we've compiled a list of the top
short-squeeze plays for July, including
Portfolio Recovery Associates
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