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Applied Materials Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-2.66 (-2.51 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $103.14
50-Day Range
MA: $88.61
52-Week Range
Now: $103.14
Volume8.22 million shs
Average Volume8.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$94.31 billion
P/E Ratio26.31
Dividend Yield0.83%

Short Interest

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:11,560,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:12,880,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-10.25%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.13 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:936,110,000 shares
Float Size:909,650,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.27%
Today's Trading Volume:8,215,415 shares
Average Trading Volume:8,459,298 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-2.88%

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/202011,560,000 $1.13 billion -10.3%1.3%1.7$97.96
12/15/202011,560,000 $1.04 billion -10.3%1.3%1.7$89.60
11/30/202012,880,000 $1.11 billion 8.8%1.4%1.7$86.09
11/15/202011,840,000 $976.56 million -15.6%1.3%1.4$82.48
10/30/202014,030,000 $1.02 billion 5.5%1.5%1.7$72.81
10/15/202013,300,000 $782.44 million -8.7%1.5%1.7$58.83
9/30/202014,560,000 $941.89 million -12.3%1.6%1.9$64.69
9/15/202016,600,000 $966.62 million 7.0%1.8%2.1$58.23
8/31/202015,510,000 $863.44 million -3.7%1.7%2$55.67
8/14/202016,110,000 $997.05 million -6.2%1.8%2.3$61.89
7/31/202017,170,000 $1.16 billion -2.0%1.9%2.3$67.47
7/15/202017,520,000 $1.13 billion -4.5%1.9%2.2$64.33
6/30/202018,340,000 $1.11 billion -17.0%2.0%2.2$60.62
6/15/202022,100,000 $1.33 billion -6.4%2.4%2.4$60.14
5/29/202023,600,000 $1.42 billion 7.7%2.6%2.3$59.97
5/15/202021,920,000 $1.23 billion -1.7%2.4%2$56.17
4/30/202022,290,000 $1.26 billion 25.2%2.4%2.1$56.40
4/15/202017,800,000 $961.38 million -5.2%2.0%1.7$54.01
3/31/202018,770,000 $971.16 million 0.0%2.1%1.9$51.74
3/13/202018,777,300 $931.17 million 14.4%2.1%1.8$49.59
2/28/202016,420,000 $659.59 million 7.9%1.8%2.1$40.17
2/14/202015,220,000 $854.91 million 8.5%1.7%2$56.17
1/31/202014,030,000 $839.13 million -21.7%1.5%2$59.81
1/15/202017,920,000 $1.15 billion -8.3%2.0%2.5$64.45
12/31/201919,550,000 $1.21 billion -0.5%2.1%2.8$62.00

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Applied Materials' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Applied Materials shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of December 31st, traders have sold 11,560,000 shares of AMAT short. 1.27% of Applied Materials' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Applied Materials?

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. Applied Materials currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Applied Materials?

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. 1.27% of Applied Materials' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Applied Materials' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Applied Materials saw a decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 11,560,000 shares, a decrease of 10.2% from the previous total of 12,880,000 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 Applied Materials' float size?

Applied Materials currently has issued a total of 914,344,000 shares. Some of Applied Materials' 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. Applied Materials currently has a public float of 909,650,000 shares.

How does Applied Materials' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.27% of Applied Materials' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "semiconductor equipment" compare to Applied Materials: Lam Research Co. (2.33%), KLA Co. (1.80%), Entegris, Inc. (1.35%), MKS Instruments, Inc. (0.00%), Brooks Automation, Inc. (0.00%), CMC Materials, Inc. (1.64%), Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (2.73%), Amkor Technology, Inc. (2.47%), FormFactor, Inc. (0.00%), and Onto Innovation Inc. (3.69%).

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. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Applied Materials stock?

Short selling AMAT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Applied Materials as its price is falling. Applied Materials' stock is trading down $2.66 today. To short Applied Materials 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 Applied Materials 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 Applied Materials?

A short squeeze for Applied Materials 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 AMAT, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Applied Materials' 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 AMAT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.

This page was last updated on 1/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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