Top NYSE Short-Squeeze Plays

These heavily shorted stocks could surge higher on any positive catalyst.
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Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq reported that short interest rose in the latter part of May, by 1% on the NYSE and by 3.6% on the Nasdaq.

If the short-sellers have made a wrong bet, it could some create some short-squeeze opportunities, which cause stocks to rise sharply when short-sellers quickly buy in shares of stock to cover their positions.

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 position 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

for June.

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