The "heavy" short interest" is related to the nearly $1billion of debt coming due in 2016/2017. Show me a massive short position & I will show u a DILUTIVE financing event foretold in the filings......X is no exception! check out the filings. Shorty will remain until a massive secondary/notes offering is completed. It's never a good sign when a co.'s mkt cap is lower than its outstanding debt ( $2.2B vs $3.1B).....Tariffs or not, X is in huge trouble......Interest expense alone is a problem & $1billion due in 2016/2017 is much worse. shut down of plants are a big earnings drain as well.. It is Going to take a big capital infusion to get X back on its feet.....U can't earn your way to $1B in DEBT due near term!