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Alta Mesa Resources Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

Notice: This company has been marked as potentially delisted and may not be actively trading.
Today's Range N/A
50-Day Range
MA: $0.07
52-Week Range N/A
Average Volume4.68 million shs
Market Capitalization$30.61 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:17,176,700 shares
Previous Short Volume:16,577,400 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+3.62%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.37 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:4.0
Last Record Date:August, 31 2019
Outstanding Shares:382,600,000 shares
Float Size:109,290,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:15.72%
Today's Trading Volume:0 shares
Average Trading Volume:4,679,811 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-100.00%

Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
8/31/201917,176,700 $1.37 million 3.6%15.7%4.1$0.08
8/15/201916,577,400 $1.99 million 25.0%15.2%3.8$0.12

Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Alta Mesa Resources' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Alta Mesa Resources shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of August 31st, investors have sold 17,176,700 shares of AMR short. 15.72% of Alta Mesa Resources' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Alta Mesa Resources?

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. Alta Mesa Resources currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Alta Mesa Resources?

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. 15.72% of Alta Mesa Resources' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Alta Mesa Resources' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Alta Mesa Resources saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 17,176,700 shares, an increase of 3.6% from the previous total of 16,577,400 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 Alta Mesa Resources' float size?

Alta Mesa Resources currently has issued a total of 382,600,000 shares. Some of Alta Mesa Resources' 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. Alta Mesa Resources currently has a public float of 109,290,000 shares.

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Alta Mesa Resources Inc ($1.37 million), Fred's, Inc. ($482,136.00), and Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc ($217,080.00). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Alta Mesa Resources stock?

Short selling AMR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Alta Mesa Resources as its price is falling. To short Alta Mesa Resources 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 Alta Mesa Resources 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 Alta Mesa Resources?

A short squeeze for Alta Mesa Resources 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 AMR, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Alta Mesa Resources' 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 AMR, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2019.

This page was last updated on 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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