And the Rest
Rounding out the top six most shorted Dow stocks on the most recent settlement date were Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ). All three saw a modest gain in the number of their shares short during the first two weeks of September. Share prices of the three rose, led by the 10% gain at Exxon, which for now is still a Dividend Aristocrat. The iPhone maker unveiled its new video streaming service during the period, and the big telecom is another top holding in key ESG funds.
Also notice on the following list of short interest changes in Dow stocks as of September 13 the double-digit surges in JPMorgan (interest rate concerns), Chevron (Venezuela issues) and Home Depot (shares at multiyear high).
|Dow Stock||Short (millions)||Change||% Float|
|Procter & Gamble||21.72||8.26%||0.87%|
|Johnson & Johnson||14.23||−0.38%||0.54%|