Today's Scan: 5 Candidates For An Upcoming Short Squeeze based on their Days To Cover Ratio
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The Days To Cover ratio looks at the number of days necessary to buy back the short interest of a stock based on its average daily volume. For example, if a stock has a short interest of 10,000,000 shares and the average daily volume is 1,000,000, then the Days To Cover ratio would be 10. Stocks with a large Days To Cover ratio have the potential for explosive bullish moves as buyers scramble to cover their shorts. This is often referred to as a "short squeeze". The five stocks below have potential for an upcoming short squeeze. First, all the stocks have a Days to Cover ratio over 22 days. Second, all are trading in the bottom 33% of their one year range, so most short sellers are profitable on their positions. Third, and most important, all the stocks are in the upper 70% of their 5 day range on heavier than usual volume. Could this be the start of a short squeeze?
1. Titan International Inc. (NYSE: TWI): The manufacturer of wheels and tires has a Days To Cover ratio of 24 days.
2. Garmin Ltd. (NSDQ: GRMN): The GPS company has a Days To Cover ratio of 24.
3. Westport Innovations Inc.: (NSDQ: WPRT): The designer of engines and alternative fuel systems has a Days To Cover ratio of 25 days.
4. Amkor Technology Inc. (NSDQ: AMKR): The semiconductor packaging and testing firm has a Days To Cover ratio of 23
5. Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT): Wipro provides IT products and services throughout the world. The Days To Cover ratio is 22 days.
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