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Healthcare stocks are the most shorted as sector faces increasing regulatory scrutiny, report says

16 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The health care sector has emerged as the most heavily shorted in the US stock market, in part as the industry faces the potential for sharper scrutiny by the Biden administration, according to a report published Tuesday.
Of the 10 most-shorted stocks on all exchanges at the end of March, six were shares of health care companies, said S&P Global Market Intelligence. The sector made up a hefty portion of the 20 most-shorted stocks, as well, with a tally of 12.
Average short interest in healthcare stocks was 5.17%, rising by 31 basis points from mid-March and by 53...
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