Bespoke just posted a list of "most shorted" on SA (seekingalphaDOTcom/article/1306011-s-p-1500-most-heavily-shorted-stocks).
I am first commenter, as follows:
BIG - just wanted to say "thanks" for posting this regularly. It is a valuable and interesting collation (imo).
The one stock in the list, the #4, that I really follow, is QCOR. There is no, repeat NO, rational reason to go short this stock. Quite the reverse, actually. The ONLY reason this stock goes down is precisely because shorts produce lying reports that are subsequently shown up as 100% false (CitronResearch, Lafferty, flyonturd, etc.. People used to say a lot of the short interest was boxed, ie. institutions hedging the short attacks, but I doubt it. They've had plenty of time to clear their positions now, with a change of year, and months of churning in the 20s and low 30s.
If someone can produce a valid reason to short QCOR, then my challenge is: post it hereunder! Convince more people, and we'll all go short too! [Deafening silence ensues...]