Top Shorts Report: Oil patch and pot stocks in the spotlight

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As we head into summer there is very little change to our Top 10 most shorted stocks list. Bonterra Energy (Mostly Sunny; BNE) returns to our Top 10 list after having slipped off it in the mid-June edition. It takes the place of Automotive Properties REIT (Cloudy; APR.UN) which saw its short position drop after it completed an $84 million equity financing deal on June 28th.

Meanwhile, our signals for Cargojet (MIxed; CJT) suggest it has the potential for a short-squeeze situation whereas in our last report the reading was bearish. Heading in the other direction is Chesswood Group (Mixed; CHW) which suggested a short-squeeze situation last time, but now reads as bearish.

Top 10 Canadian Stocks Shorted as of June 30, 2019*
    Stock Shares Short %Float Change INK Signal
1 RAY Stingray Group 504,969 80.97% 15.55% Squeeze
2 POU Paramount Resources 7,394,869 26.19% 0.44% Squeeze
3 HLF High Liner Foods 3,679,320 17.86% 0.18% Bearish
4 GWO Great West Lifeco 28,351,521 13.00% 0.42% Squeeze
5 CJT Cargojet 1,402,991 11.56% -0.12% Squeeze
6 ACQ AutoCanada 2,882,094 10.79% -0.08% Bearish
7 SSL Sandstorm Gold 18,649,667 10.60% 0.16% Bearish
8 NOA North American Constr. 2,344,824 9.52% -0.05% Bearish
9 CHW Chesswood Group 845,716 9.45% 0.01% Bearish
10 BNE Bonterra Energy 1,914,262 9.24% 0.04% Squeeze

*Stocks trading above $1

Shorts continue to see the oil patch as a prime target. Natural gas producer Peyto Exploration & Development (Mixed; PEY) saw a 1% jump in short interest bringing it to 7.39% of the stock's float. The stock has a bearish setup based on INK short signals. A stock outside of the oil the patch that also has a bearish setup is cannabis operator Harvest Health & Recreation (Mixed; HARV) which saw a 0.92% bump up in short interest bringing it to 3.38% of float. Cannabis stock HEXO (Rainy; HEXO) also has a bearish setup based on our signals, despite short interest dropping by 0.96% to 3.06% of float.

In contrast, MediPharm Labs (Sunny; LABS) saw a 6.55% drop in short interest following the completion of a $75 million bought deal financing on June 17th. Its short interest is now 930,377 shares or 0.83% of the float, positioning which our signals suggest is vulnerable to a squeeze.

Finally, a reduction in short interest at asset manager AGF Management (Mostly Sunny; AGF.B) caught our eye. Shorts dropped back by 0.55% to 2.55% of float. Despite pulling back, based on our signals, shorts are still vulnerable to being squeezed. The bullish setup inspired us to write about AGF in our July 9th morning report.

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