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SunEdison Is The Most Popular Short For Two Weeks In A Row; Analysts Call It 'Unusual'

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SunEdison Is The Most Popular Short For Two Weeks In A Row; Analysts Call It 'Unusual'

Sunedison Inc (NYSE: SUNE) has topped the list of most popular shorts for the second week in a row. FIS typically doesn’t have the same company atop its U.S. short list two weeks in a row, but the firm believes SunEdison deserves the honor.

“It is relatively unusual to choose the same top pick across two consecutive weeks, but following some major problems at SunEdison and the threat of an impending bankruptcy, its selection this week is more than justified,” FIS explained.

The firm also noted that the 35 percent decline in SunEdison borrow volume in the last week was likely due to the limited amount of downside remaining in a SunEdison short play at this point. The stock currently trades at under $0.40, and long-time shorts have begun cashing out their winnings.

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FIS believes that mounting lawsuits are a sign that there is very little light at the end of the tunnel for SunEdison.

A 15 percent rise in the past week on lingering rumors of an Elon Musk buyout, new projects and new funding was enough for FIS to bump SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) to the next highest spot in this week’s list.

In addition to SunEdison and SolarCity, FIS’s other top-ranked short ideas this week are Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM), Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) and Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ: CONN).

Disclosure: The author holds no position in the stocks mentioned.

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Latest Ratings for SUNE

DateFirmActionFromTo
Mar 2016TerminatesHold
Mar 2016MaintainsSell
Mar 2016DowngradesMarket OutperformMarket Perform

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