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Astec Industries Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.16 (+1.66 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume98,058 shs
Average Volume135,241 shs
Market Capitalization$1.61 billion
P/E Ratio122.42
Dividend Yield0.63%

Short Interest

Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume455,200 shares
Previous Short Volume406,800 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+11.90%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$34.24 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.6
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares22,530,000 shares
Float Size22,330,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.04%
Today's Trading Volume98,058 shares
Average Trading Volume135,241 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-27.49%

Short Interest Over Time

Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/2021455,200 shares $34.24 million +11.9%2.0%3.6 $75.22
3/31/2021406,800 shares $31.30 million +22.3%1.8%3.2 $76.94
3/15/2021332,700 shares $25.67 million -10.5%1.5%2.7 $77.17
2/26/2021371,600 shares $25.43 million -6.2%1.7%3.1 $68.44
2/12/2021396,200 shares $25.42 million +13.3%1.8%3.4 $64.16
1/29/2021349,700 shares $21.42 million -14.0%1.6%2.8 $61.26
1/15/2021406,400 shares $27.36 million -8.2%1.8%3.2 $67.33
12/31/2020442,700 shares $25.63 million -0.6%2.0%3.5 $57.89
12/15/2020445,400 shares $26.30 million +8.7%2.0%3.3 $59.04
11/30/2020409,700 shares $24.02 million -22.8%1.9%3 $58.62
11/15/2020531,000 shares $28.71 million +16.8%2.4%4.1 $54.07
10/30/2020454,800 shares $23.26 million -20.4%2.1%3.5 $51.15
10/15/2020571,000 shares $32.38 million -0.1%2.6%4 $56.71
9/30/2020571,500 shares $31.00 million -35.7%2.6%3.8 $54.25
9/15/2020889,400 shares $46.36 million -10.4%4.0%6 $52.12
8/31/2020992,800 shares $52.34 million +12.5%4.5%6.7 $52.72
8/14/2020882,200 shares $48.94 million -9.4%4.0%5.5 $55.48
7/31/2020974,100 shares $43.34 million -4.5%4.4%5.8 $44.49
7/15/20201,020,000 shares $47.06 million -6.4%4.6%6.2 $46.14
6/30/20201,090,000 shares $50.48 million +17.5%4.9%6.8 $46.31
6/15/2020927,700 shares $40.58 million +6.0%4.2%5.6 $43.74
5/29/2020875,100 shares $37.17 million -2.2%4.0%5.1 $42.48
5/15/2020895,000 shares $31.94 million -6.2%4.0%5.3 $35.69
4/30/2020954,000 shares $38.26 million -6.5%4.3%6.4 $40.11
4/15/20201,020,000 shares $37.55 million -2.9%4.6%7.6 $36.81

Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Astec Industries' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Astec Industries shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, traders have sold 455,200 shares of ASTE short. 2.04% of Astec Industries' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Astec Industries?

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. Astec Industries currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Astec Industries?

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. 2.04% of Astec Industries' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Astec Industries' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Astec Industries saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 455,200 shares, an increase of 11.9% from the previous total of 406,800 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 Astec Industries' float size?

Astec Industries currently has issued a total of 22,731,000 shares. Some of Astec Industries' 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. Astec Industries currently has a public float of 22,330,000 shares.

How does Astec Industries' short interest compare to its competitors?

2.04% of Astec Industries' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" compare to Astec Industries: Caterpillar Inc. (1.16%), Deere & Company (0.90%), Cummins Inc. (2.63%), PACCAR Inc (1.58%), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Co. (1.94%), The Toro Company (0.00%), AGCO Co. (1.72%), Oshkosh Co. (1.76%), Navistar International Co. (8.64%), and Terex Co. (2.06%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Astec Industries stock?

Short selling ASTE is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Astec Industries as its price is falling. Astec Industries' stock is trading up $1.16 today. To short Astec Industries 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 Astec Industries 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 Astec Industries?

A short squeeze for Astec Industries 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 ASTE, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Astec Industries' 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 ASTE, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2021 by Staff
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