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Acadia Healthcare Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-3.08 (-5.66 %)
(As of 02/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $51.36
50-Day Range
MA: $52.20
52-Week Range
Now: $51.36
Volume672,120 shs
Average Volume545,057 shs
Market Capitalization$4.57 billion
P/E Ratio45.45
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume5,370,000 shares
Previous Short Volume5,510,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-2.54%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$285.52 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover10.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares88,991,000 shares
Float Size87,280,000 shares
Short Percent of Float6.15%
Today's Trading Volume672,120 shares
Average Trading Volume545,057 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average23.31%

Short Interest Over Time

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/20215,370,000 shares $285.52 million -2.5%6.2%9.7 $53.17
1/15/20215,510,000 shares $280.40 million No Change6.3%9.5 $50.89
1/31/202011,630,000 shares $391.58 million +4.9%13.5%18.3 $33.67
1/15/202011,630,000 shares $391.58 million +4.9%13.5%18.3 $33.67
12/31/201911,090,000 shares $359.87 million -2.0%12.8%17.4 $32.45
8/15/201913,193,600 shares $350.55 million -6.0%15.3%18.9 $26.57

Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Acadia Healthcare's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Acadia Healthcare shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of January 29th, traders have sold 5,370,000 shares of ACHC short. 6.15% of Acadia Healthcare's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Acadia Healthcare?

The short interest ratio, also known as the "days to cover ratio", is calculated by dividing the number of shares of a stock sold short divided by its average trading volume. A short interest ratio ranging between 1 and 4 generally indicates strong positive sentiment about a stock and a lack of short sellers. A short interest ratio of 10 or greater indicates strong pessimism about a stock. Acadia Healthcare currently has a short interest ratio of 10.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Acadia Healthcare?

Companies that have a short interest as a percentage of float below 10% indicates positive investor sentiment and few short sellers. Stocks with a short interest percentage above 10% is considered high, suggesting some investors are pessimistic about the stock. Companies with a short interest percentage of 20% or more indicates widespread negative sentiment. 6.15% of Acadia Healthcare's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Acadia Healthcare's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Acadia Healthcare saw a drop in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 5,370,000 shares, a drop of 2.5% from the previous total of 5,510,000 shares. Changes in short volume can be used to identify positive and negative investor sentiment. Investors that short sell a stock are betting that its price will decline in the future. An increase in short sale volume suggests bearish (negative) sentiment among investors. A decrease on short sale volume suggests bullish (positive) sentiment.

What is Acadia Healthcare's float size?

Acadia Healthcare currently has issued a total of 88,991,000 shares. Some of Acadia Healthcare's outstanding shares are available for trading, while others are subject to various restrictions. The public float, also referred to as floating shares or "the float", are shares that publicly owned, unrestricted and available to trade on the open market. Acadia Healthcare currently has a public float of 87,280,000 shares.

How does Acadia Healthcare's short interest compare to its competitors?

6.15% of Acadia Healthcare's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" compare to Acadia Healthcare: HCA Healthcare, Inc. (0.93%), Alcon Inc. (1.03%), Universal Health Services, Inc. (1.77%), Tenet Healthcare Co. (0.00%), The Ensign Group, Inc. (1.89%), Select Medical Holdings Co. (2.42%), U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (5.77%), Community Health Systems, Inc. (4.58%), National HealthCare Co. (1.17%), and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (6.29%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon Plc ($5.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.03 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.99 billion), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ($4.72 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.57 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.58 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.75 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.43 billion), and Palantir Technologies Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Acadia Healthcare stock?

Short selling ACHC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Acadia Healthcare as its price is falling. Acadia Healthcare's stock is trading down $3.08 today. To short Acadia Healthcare stock, an investor borrows shares, sells them and buys the shares back on the public market later to return it to the lender. Short sellers are betting that Acadia Healthcare will decline in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the trader's profit.

How does a short squeeze work against Acadia Healthcare?

A short squeeze for Acadia Healthcare occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock appreciates in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of ACHC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Acadia Healthcare's short interest reported?

Short interest is typically published by a stock exchange once per month. However, NASDAQ publishes a report for U.S. stocks, including ACHC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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