I'm interested in a stock that currently has a short interest of 40%. Which strikes me as huge, and unjustified in this case.
Which, in turn, makes me wonder what I'm missing that all those short sellers see.
It would help to know if this short interest is held by a bunch of investors, or by one or two deep pocketed ones. It'd concern me less if it was the latter. Also, if some of the big shorters' strategies are known, I could get an idea on why they're shorting this stock.
So, my questions are:
- Are major shorters of a stock required to disclose, like major holders are?
- If so, where can I find this info?
- If not, is there another way to figure out who the major shorters are?
a. And how big their positions are?
- Is there a way I can see the total number of short positions (shorters, not shares) open on a given stock?
Bonus points for a free source of shorter info, instead of behind a paidwall.