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High short interest can signal opportunity

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A stock’s short interest is the quantity of shares that traders have sold short but not yet covered or closed out. A stock’s short interest ratio refers to the number of shares sold short as a percentage of the stock’s float or shares that trade freely. For U.S. markets, short interest for individual stocks is updated monthly via various publicati