With all the chatter about short sellers attacking small cap Chinese stocks in recent weeks, it is probably a good idea to look at the actual short interest data from Nasdaq, Nyse and Amex. I don't have to explain much here, the numbers should speak for themselves.
Small-Cap China Stocks with the Highest Short Interest
China MediaExpress (CCME) is on a fast and steady rise to the top of this table. Short interest has increased from 900,878 (10.1% of float) on June 15, via 1,707,333 (19.2%) on July 15 and 2,467,724 (27.8%) on August 13, to a record 3,311,233 (37.3%) this month.
Largest Increase in the Last Two Weeks
Highest Short Interest by Days to Cover
Short interest data from FactSet Research Systems; WSJ Market Data Group; Wall Street Journal