Semiconductor Entrants Join Ranks as Most Shorted Securities in Americas, Finds Hazeltree Shortside Crowdedness Report

Semiconductor Entrants Join Ranks as Most Shorted Securities in Americas, Finds Hazeltree Shortside Crowdedness Report

NEW YORK & LONDON--Multiple semiconductor firms joined the ranks in the most crowded large-cap securities in the Americas, according to the latest Shortside Crowdedness Report from Hazeltree, a leader in active treasury and intelligent operations technology for the alternative asset industry. The report also found Tesla regained its position as the most crowded security in the Americas, while LVMH and Toyota continued their hold as the top shorted large-cap stocks in their respective regions of EMEA and APAC.

“Meanwhile, in APAC, mid- and small-cap saw multiple securities vying for first place on our most crowded shorted stocks list.”

The report is a monthly listing of the top 10 shorted securities in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions in the large-, mid-, and small-cap ranges. The data comes from Hazeltree’s proprietary securities finance platform data, which tracks approximately 15,000 global equities across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. The data is aggregated and anonymized from the contributing Hazeltree community, which includes approximately 700 asset manager funds.

“It appears there has been a focus on semiconductor stocks across large-cap in the Americas,” said Tim Smith, managing director of data insights at Hazeltree. “Meanwhile, in APAC, mid- and small-cap saw multiple securities vying for first place on our most crowded shorted stocks list.”

Highlights from the May 2024 report include:

Americas

EMEA

APAC

The Shortside Crowdedness Report tracks shorting activity in three different metrics:

To view Hazeltree’s May Shortside Crowdedness Report and past reports, click here.

Note to editors: If you are a member of the media/press and would like to be included on the distribution list for this report, please contact [email protected].

About Hazeltree

Hazeltree is a leader in active treasury and intelligent operations technology. Purpose-built for the alternative asset management ecosystem, Hazeltree’s modular platform aggregates internal and external data, providing a comprehensive view of operations and counterparty relationships while proactively highlighting opportunities to extract more value from every transaction. Hazeltree is headquartered in New York with offices in London and Hong Kong.