NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- After steady gains in the first quarter and steady losses in the second quarter, the third quarter still hasn't shown its full hand.One group hoping for a turn to the downside is the short-sellers. They are maintaining large short positions in some very popular stocks, hoping either company-specific bad news or a tough market will bring stock prices down -- and profits to short-sellers. Even if you don't short stocks yourself, you still need to heed the actions of short sellers. If they are targeting a stock you own, then you need to think long and hard about whether you have a lot of confidence that these shorts are wrong. >>5 Hated Stocks Set to Soar on Earnings Here are five stocks that may be headed for a fall, at least according to short sellers.