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NASDAQ:ALXN

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$120.51
-0.55 (-0.45 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$119.40
Now: $120.51
$121.46
50-Day Range
$114.83
MA: $122.47
$127.81
52-Week Range
$72.67
Now: $120.51
$128.57
Volume951,724 shs
Average Volume2.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.37 billion
P/E Ratio28.16
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.25

Short Interest

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:4,120,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:4,230,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-2.60%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$503.09 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:November, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:224,230,000 shares
Float Size:218,030,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.89%
Today's Trading Volume:951,724 shares
Average Trading Volume:2,135,417 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-55.43%



Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
11/15/20204,120,000 $503.09 million -2.6%1.9%2$122.11
10/30/20204,230,000 $540.42 million -16.7%1.9%2.1$127.76
10/15/20205,080,000 $609.60 million -9.1%2.3%2.4$120.00
9/30/20205,590,000 $691.76 million 10.0%2.6%2.7$123.75
9/15/20205,080,000 $581.30 million 5.0%2.3%2.6$114.43
8/31/20204,840,000 $517.25 million 1.9%2.2%2.6$106.87
8/14/20204,750,000 $535.23 million 7.7%2.2%2.6$112.68
7/31/20204,410,000 $451.94 million -0.2%2.0%2.3$102.48
7/15/20204,420,000 $453.01 million -7.1%2.0%2.1$102.49
6/30/20204,760,000 $483.09 million 8.4%2.2%2.2$101.49
6/15/20204,390,000 $495.81 million -2.4%2.0%1.9$112.94
5/29/20204,500,000 $503.78 million -5.3%2.1%1.7$111.95
5/15/20204,750,000 $569.53 million -1.9%2.2%1.8$119.90
4/30/20204,840,000 $513.72 million 6.6%2.2%1.8$106.14
4/15/20204,540,000 $460.08 million 2.3%2.1%1.7$101.34
3/31/20204,440,000 $480.05 million -6.7%2.0%1.7$108.12
3/13/20204,757,200 $457.79 million 4.8%2.2%1.7$96.23
2/28/20204,540,000 $368.33 million -2.8%2.1%2.2$81.13
2/14/20204,670,000 $414.88 million -1.1%2.1%2.4$88.84
1/31/20204,720,000 $447.36 million -1.7%2.1%2.6$94.78
1/15/20204,800,000 $491.81 million 3.0%2.2%2.7$102.46
12/31/20194,660,000 $490.51 million 4.5%2.1%2.7$105.26

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Alexion Pharmaceuticals' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Alexion Pharmaceuticals shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of November 15th, traders have sold 4,120,000 shares of ALXN short. 1.89% of Alexion Pharmaceuticals' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

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. Alexion Pharmaceuticals currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

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. 1.89% of Alexion Pharmaceuticals' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Alexion Pharmaceuticals' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals saw a drop in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,120,000 shares, a drop of 2.6% from the previous total of 4,230,000 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals' float size?

Alexion Pharmaceuticals currently has issued a total of 218,845,000 shares. Some of Alexion Pharmaceuticals' 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. Alexion Pharmaceuticals currently has a public float of 218,030,000 shares.

How does Alexion Pharmaceuticals' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.89% of Alexion Pharmaceuticals' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "biotechnology" compare to Alexion Pharmaceuticals: Amgen Inc. (1.29%), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (1.74%), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1.97%), Biogen Inc. (2.42%), Seagen Inc. (0.00%), Exact Sciences Co. (0.00%), Incyte Co. (0.00%), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (0.00%), BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (0.00%), and Repligen Co. (3.38%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Charter Communications, Inc. ($4.96 billion), Aon Plc ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.62 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.05 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.80 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.11 billion), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($1.98 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($1.78 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock?

Short selling ALXN is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Alexion Pharmaceuticals as its price is falling. Alexion Pharmaceuticals' stock is trading down $0.55 today. To short Alexion Pharmaceuticals 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals 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 Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

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

How often is Alexion Pharmaceuticals' 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 ALXN, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is November, 15 2020.


This page was last updated on 12/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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