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April 1, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Stocks with Highest Short Interest: JOE, EJ, FCE.A, CHLN, MPG, OHI, FOR, CBG, MGRC, PICO

China Analyst

Below are the top 10 Real Estate stocks with the highest short interest as a percentage of total shares outstanding. Two Chinese companies (EJ, CHLN) are on the list.

The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE) has the 1st highest short interest in this segment of the market. Its short interest is 18.7% of its total shares outstanding. Its Days to Cover is 45.64, calculated as current short interest divided by average daily volume. E-House (China) Holdings Limited (NYSE:EJ) has the 2nd highest short interest in this segment of the market. Its short interest is 9.1% of its total shares outstanding. Its Days to Cover is 6.76, calculated as current short interest divided by average daily volume. Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:FCE.A) has the 3rd highest short interest in this segment of the market. Its short interest is 8.2% of its total shares outstanding. Its Days to Cover is 10.8, calculated as current short interest divided by average daily volume.

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NoLandGrab: The relatively high short interest in FCE is an indication that a goodly number of investors believe the stock is ripe for a fall.

Posted by eric at April 1, 2010 10:42 AM