In our new rank based on the most recent short interest data from NASDAQ, Intel Corp (NASD: INTC) has taken over the position of #1 most shorted Dow component, from Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) which is now in the #4 spot.
Those folks that are short are not stupid. I fear they know something that we don't. There has to be some sort of a problem; Intel's got all these great chips coming out, is entering new markets, servers, NAND, etc., why has the stock price not budged. It's not all manipulation as some would have you believe.