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.
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.