Yes, a Stock Can Have Short Interest Over 100% -- Here's How

Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool
·5 min read
Yes, a Stock Can Have Short Interest Over 100% -- Here's How

Recent events have thrust the practice of selling a stock short into the spotlight. With companies like GameStop (NYSE: GME) and AMC Entertainment Holdings seeing their shares soar as the result of short squeezes, everyone's getting an education about the dynamics of short-selling and how it actually works. In this latest short-selling controversy, many investors have been confused by the sheer level of exposure that short-sellers have to certain stocks.