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Deutsche Bank Quants Identify Best Stocks To Short


Deutsche Bank has ranked its best 20 short ideas from its quantitative team, with SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) and Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDEN) cracking the list. The list is heavy with energy and related industrials, which account for six of the 20. Deutsche implies an expected return of nearly -6 percent for the energy sector, with a -4 percent return on industrials.

The rankings are based on Deutsche Bank’s QCD Score, which it calls its flagship stock selection model for U.S. equities.

The top spot goes to Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ: SZYM) with a QCD score of -131.7 percent, compared with Miller Energy Resources Inc’s (NYSE: MILL) QCD of -129.8 percent.

Here is a full list of the stocks and how Deutsche breaks them down.


QCD Score (Lower is Better)



Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ: SZYM)

- 131.7%

Miller Energy Resources Inc (NYSE: MILL)

- 129.8%

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc (NASDAQ: MBII)

- 87.4%

Walter Energy, Inc (NYSE: WLT)

- 86.3%


- 85.5%

SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY)

- 82.4%

Quicksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK)

- 77.3%

Turtle Beach Corp (NASDAQ: HEAR)

- 74.9%

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDEN)

- 63.7%

Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO)

- 60.1%

PhotoMedix Inc (NASDAQ: PHMD)

- 39.7%

Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT:TRXC)

- 39.3%

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN)

- 36.7%

Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNG)

- 33.3%

RCS Capital Corp (NYSE: RCAP)

- 32.6%

Walter Investment Management Corp (NYSE: WAC)

- 29.9%


- 26.3%

RingCentral Inc (NYSE: RNG)

- 25.0%

Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT)

- 21.8%

Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE: VSLR)

- 23.7%



Latest Ratings for SCTY

Nov 2016DowngradesHoldSell
Oct 2016UpgradesSellHold
Aug 2016DowngradesStrong BuyMarket Perform

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