BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- On a regular basis, we take a look at attractive short-squeeze opportunities that are springing up in the market. Remember, a short squeeze is the buying frenzy that ensues when a heavily shorted stock starts to look attractive again to investors, causing short-sellers to cover their positions -- and share price to skyrocket.This week, we're taking a look at stocks that are exhibiting short seller kryptonite: an uptrend. Stocks moving higher are particularly painful for short-sellers because they threaten bearish conviction in the stock, increase the overall cost of the trade, and even threaten to bring on the dreaded margin call. With all of those factors in mind, it makes sense to look at the heavily shorted issues that have been moving significantly higher in the last several months. One of the best indicators of just how high a short-squeezed stock could go is the short interest ratio, which divides shares short by average daily trading volume in order to get a ballpark estimate of the number of days it would take for short-sellers to cover their positions. The higher the short ratio, the higher the potential profits when the shorts get squeezed. Related: 5 Earnings Stocks That Could Get Squeezed Higher Naturally, these plays aren't without their blemishes -- there's a reason that these stocks are being heavily shorted. But for investors looking for exposure to a speculative play with a beefier risk/reward tradeoff, these could be powerful upside plays for the coming months. With that, here's a look at uptrending stocks with short squeeze potential this summer.
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