The 6 Most Shorted Dow Stocks

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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
Pfizer 58.54 −0.59% 1.06%
Intel 48.18 −9.72% 1.09%
Microsoft 46.22 0.50% 0.61%
Apple 42.65 7.93% 0.95%
Exxon 37.90 1.71% 0.90%
Verizon 36.28 4.95% 0.88%
Cisco 34.51 −0.42% 0.81%
Coca-Cola 28.81 −9.90% 0.68%
Visa 28.51 2.93% 1.65%
JPMorgan 25.98 10.89% 0.82%
Walgreens 24.98 −1.15% 3.31%
Procter & Gamble 21.72 8.26% 0.87%
Chevron 20.14 14.38% 1.06%
Merck 17.98 −10.67% 0.70%
Disney 17.53 1.01% 0.98%
Walmart 15.77 1.85% 1.12%
IBM 15.20 −5.57% 1.22%
Johnson & Johnson 14.23 −0.38% 0.54%
Home Depot 12.94 26.00% 1.18%
Dow 9.23 −3.33% 1.24%
Caterpillar 8.64 2.77% 1.54%
Nike 8.13 −6.58% 0.67%
3M 8.13 −5.93% 1.41%
UnitedHealth 7.75 −1.19% 0.82%
Goldman Sachs 7.54 −0.23% 2.24%
United Technologies 6.12 4.97% 0.71%
McDonald’s 5.82 2.41% 0.77%
American Express 5.24 −6.54% 0.63%
Boeing 5.08 −3.91% 0.91%
Travelers 3.22 −18.89% 1.24%

 


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