BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Now that 2010 is well under way, it's time to take a fresh look at large-cap stocks with serious short-squeeze potential.
Waste Management ( WM) got some high-profile face time on Sunday following the Super Bowl when it was featured in a new TV show that puts C-level executives in their companies' entry-level jobs. But while consumers got a look at Waste Management's business, the real news for investors comes on Feb. 16, when the $15.7 billion company releases its fourth quarter numbers to the public. Good earnings could shake out the shorts, who've currently pressed the stock to a short ratio of 11.74.
Mexican phone utility Telmex ( TMX) is a major player in Mexico's fixed-line communications markets, with more than 80% of the country's customer base. But the fast adaptation of cellular phones in Mexico has lead to customer attrition levels that have pushed the company's short ratio to 10.56.
Canadian communications giant Rogers Communications ( RCI) has had a stronger 2010 than most companies, much to the chagrin of short-sellers who have pushed the stock's short interest ratio to 38.38.
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