NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The solar sector attracts its fair share of bearish investors, and Nasdaq has released its latest data on where the short interest is targeted among stocks in the solar sector.
ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES
Even though First Solar remains an S&P 500 shorting favorite, the U.S. solar company doesn't have the highest short interest as a percentage of float in the solar sector.
SUNPOWER & GT SOLAR
SunPower is not far behind First Solar and Energy Conversion among most-heavily shorted Nasdaq stocks.
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR & A-POWER ENERGY GENERATION
Solar is in good company when it comes to the market's nefarious shorting of alternative energy plays.
Many solar investors like to believe in the thesis that it is up, up and away with the Chinese solar plays and down and biting the dust with the U.S. solar stocks.
Not that JA Solar was alone near the top of Nasdaq short leaders from the solar universe. U.S. solar dog Evergreen Solar ( ESLR) made the Nasdaq list of largest short increases too.
RF MICRO DEVICES & HOKU SCIENTIFIC
This list of alternative energy shorts is long and extends well beyond the most commonly commented on solar stocks.
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