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Avis, Bed Bath lead gains in stocks with big short bets this week


A passenger takes an Avis shuttle bus to Los Angeles International Airport.

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Rallyes of immense size in Bed Bath & Beyond Avis BudgetThe meme stock mania, which swept Wall Street in early this year was reignited by stocks that were shorted heavily and targeted retail traders this week.

This week, the average gains in this group of stocks with the highest shortfalls were double digits.