Research In Motion Ltd. shares have lost more than 90 percent of their value since mid-2008. That hasn’t stopped a surge in bets that the stock will sink further as the BlackBerry maker prepares to report earnings.
OpenTable Inc. short sellers are placing record wagers against the online restaurant-reservation company, betting it will slump after posting bigger gains than every other U.S. initial public offering in the past two years.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. traders are paying the most for bearish options since April 2009 after short seller David Einhorn questioned accounting at the largest U.S. seller of single-serve coffee makers.
Warren Buffett wants to use his almost $40 billion pile of cash to pursue bigger acquisitions. That may put companies from Archer Daniels Midland Co. to General Dynamics Corp. and Exelon Corp. in his sights.
Stock market bulls and bears agree on at least one thing. The highest valuations for makers of household goods since 2008 signal the best is over after the industry rose more than any other group this year.
Automotive companies, sold short by more U.S. investors than any industry except services, are too cheap when weighed against record vehicle sales and provide opportunities for bets against a financial collapse.