Better Short-Squeeze Stock: Upstart vs. Beyond Meat
In 2021, the bulls became pigs when they ignored the looming threat of inflation and rising interest rates. Two such stocks are the online lender Upstart (NASDAQ: UPST) and the plant-based meat producer Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND), which still had 31% and 35% of their outstanding shares, respectively, being shorted as of Jan. 12. Upstart's artificial-intelligence (AI) powered lending platform helps banks, credit unions, and auto dealerships approve loans with nontraditional data points like a person's education, grade-point average, standardized test scores, and work history.