The 7 Most Shorted Materials Stocks On the Market

Michael Teague  |

The following stocks have been selected from the basic materials sector, based solely on the percentage of the company's share-float that was being short-sold as of Tuesday's closing bell.
 

Walter Energy Inc. (WLT)

Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals

Market-Cap: $732.73 million

Price: $11.71

Short Float: 36.24 percent

2014 Performance: -29.60 percent

 

Swift Energy Co. (SFY)

Industry: Independent Oil & Gas

Market-Cap:  $577.51 million

Price: $13.31

Short Float: 31.66 percent

2014 Performance: -1.41 percent

 

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Miller Energy Resources (MILL)

Industry: Independent Oil & Gas

Market-Cap: $350.01 million

Price: $7.94

Short Float: 31.06 percent

2014 Performance: +12.78 percent

 

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF)

Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals

Market-Cap: $3.03 billion

Price: $19.81

Short Float: 31 percent

2014 Performance: -24.42 percent

 

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE)

Industry: Specialty Chemicals

Market-Cap: $640.02 million

Price: $21.19

Short Float: 30.65 percent

2014 Performance: +9.34 percent

 

Molycorp Inc. (MCP)

Industry: Industrial Metals & Minerals

Market-Cap: $832.16 million

Price: $4.95

Short Float: 29.59 percent

2014 Performance: -11.92 percent

 

Western Refining Inc. (WNR)

Industry: Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing

Market-Cap: $3.10 billion

Price: $38.58

Short Float: 29.29 percent

2014 Performance: -9.03 percent

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