some short stock picks for 2012? Below is a list of some of the Top Stocks I am looking to short in
2012. The best time to short a bad stock is when it is breaking a previous low that held.
Best Stocks to Short 2012 - Retail Stocks - Sears Holdings (SHLD) - My Top stock to short in 2012 is Sears (SHLD). Sears (SHLD)
is a short because the company is rapidly failing and competition is taking over. JC Penney (JCP) seems to be doing
well in this space. Sears recently announced that they will be closing around 120 stores including K-Mart stores.
The stock is still expensive and is performing very bad in 2012. In October 2011, SHLD stock hit $82.75 and has declined
to $29 in 2012. While I probably wouldn't pile on my shorts at this level, I'd short into any major rally. If
SHLD rebounds into the $40-$50 area, I'd short the stock again.
LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) - LNKD is trading at $64 per share
in 2012 which is 112 times projected 2012 earnings.....very expensive!
(CPHD) - CPHD is trading at $34.65 per share in 2012 which is 85 times 2012 projected earnings
Salesforce.com (CRM) - CRM is trading at $101 per share in 2012 which
is 67 times projected 2012 earnings
STAAR Surgical Company (STAA)
- STAA is trading at $10.32 in 2012 which is 65 times projected 2012 earnings