Should You Worry About the Short Interest in Green Plains (GPRE)?

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Many investors appear to be quite bearish on Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE), especially if you look at the percentage of the float that is sold short for this stock. Currently, 24.2% of the float is sold short, suggesting an extreme level of bearishness for GPRE.

However, it is worth noting that earnings estimates have actually been moving higher for the company, despite the pessimism. Thanks to these rising estimates, we have a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) on GPRE, so we clearly don’t believe in the negativity surrounding this firm, and are instead looking for shares of GPRE to move higher in the weeks ahead.



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