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Investor's Business Daily: Short Sellers Won't Bet Against Eight Rock-Solid Buffett-Like Stocks

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Short sellers aren't afraid of many stocks in the S&P 500. But one stock they won't touch is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

And like Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), eight S&P 500 stocks including Alphabet (GOOGL) and Walmart (WMT) have less than 0.55% of their shares outstanding in the hands of short sellers, says an Investor's Business Daily analysis of data from S&P Global Market Intelligence and MarketSmith. That's extremely low. It's much below the 2.4% of the shares outstanding controlled by short sellers of the average S&P 500 company.

Short selling is likely to return to focus. Some suspect short-selling is a component of the volatility in bank shares. And it's a market trend neither Buffett nor long-term partner Charlie Munger say they have much use for. Short selling is one of the investing topics Buffett discusses at his annual shareholders' meeting.