Is A Short Squeeze Ahead for Alon USA Energy (ALJ)? - Tale of the Tape

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Many investors appear to be quite bearish Alon USA Energy, Inc. ( ALJ ) especially if you look at the percentage of the float that is sold short for this stock. Currently, 22.6% of the float is sold short, suggesting an extreme level of bearishness for ALJ .

However, it is worth noting that earnings estimates have actually been moving higher for the company, despite the pessimism. Thanks to these rising estimates, we actually have a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) on ALJ, so we clearly don't believe in the negativity surrounding this firm, and are instead looking for shares of ALJ to move higher in the weeks ahead.



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