These are the biggest stock shorts out there — including a big bet against this EV maker


Investors increased their short bets in a few electric vehicle and charging company during the second half September, according FactSet data. CNBC Pro used FactSet to find stocks with the highest short interest on Sept. 29, using data from FactSet. The search was for stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq that had short interest exceeding 25% of total float, and a market capitalization of at least $100,000,000. The criteria were met by Fisker Inc., where short interest rose over 7% to 89,000,000 shares during the period. Nearly 47% of Fisker’s shares can be traded freely. Other electric vehicle and charging stock also saw an increase in short interest over the period. Lucid Group, for instance, saw a 7.5% increase in short interest to 218,000,000 shares. Meanwhile, short interest at EVgo increased 5% to 25,500,000 shares. About 26% of both companies’ floats were shorted. LCID YTD Lucid Group shares Lucid shares have fallen about 7% since Oct. 5, after the company released a cheaper version its Air electric sedan to try to boost demand. The shares have fallen 26% in the past year. EVgo’s shares have fallen by more than 34%. Novavax was the stock with the highest percentage of shorted shares, at 51%. Beyond Meat, SunPower, Sunnova Energy, and WeWork were also names with high levels of short interest.