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NASDAQ:BBSI

Barrett Business Services Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$70.24
-4.26 (-5.72 %)
(As of 03/4/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$69.67
Now: $70.24
$77.74
50-Day Range
$63.05
MA: $68.88
$74.61
52-Week Range
$27.25
Now: $70.24
$77.74
Volume51,924 shs
Average Volume36,191 shs
Market Capitalization$537.06 million
P/E Ratio14.13
Dividend Yield1.61%
Beta1.47

Short Interest

Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume133,600 shares
Previous Short Volume136,600 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-2.20%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$9.51 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.7
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares7,646,000 shares
Float Size7,260,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.84%
Today's Trading Volume51,924 shares
Average Trading Volume36,191 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average43.47%

Short Interest Over Time


Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/2021133,600 shares $9.51 million -2.2%1.8%3.7 $71.20
1/29/2021136,600 shares $9.52 million -12.9%1.9%3.2 $69.69
1/15/2021156,800 shares $10.13 million No Change2.2%3.3 $64.59
1/31/202058,900 shares $4.95 million +5.2%0.8%1.6 $84.00
1/15/202058,900 shares $4.93 million +5.2%0.8%1.6 $83.66
12/31/201956,000 shares $4.86 million -6.7%0.8%1.6 $86.83
7/31/201955,600 shares $5.01 million -37.0%0.8%1.3 $90.18

Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Barrett Business Services' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Barrett Business Services shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, traders have sold 133,600 shares of BBSI short. 1.84% of Barrett Business Services' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Barrett Business Services?

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. Barrett Business Services currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Barrett Business Services?

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. 1.84% of Barrett Business Services' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Barrett Business Services' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Barrett Business Services saw a decline in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 133,600 shares, a decline of 2.2% from the previous total of 136,600 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 Barrett Business Services' float size?

Barrett Business Services currently has issued a total of 7,646,000 shares. Some of Barrett Business Services' 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. Barrett Business Services currently has a public float of 7,260,000 shares.

How does Barrett Business Services' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.84% of Barrett Business Services' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "human resource & employment services" compare to Barrett Business Services: Tradeweb Markets Inc. (0.00%), Robert Half International Inc. (4.85%), ManpowerGroup Inc. (2.07%), ASGN Incorporated (1.50%), Insperity, Inc. (1.97%), Korn Ferry (1.72%), Kforce Inc. (2.31%), Kelly Services, Inc. (1.58%), TrueBlue, Inc. (1.75%), and Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Barrett Business Services stock?

Short selling BBSI is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Barrett Business Services as its price is falling. Barrett Business Services' stock is trading down $4.26 today. To short Barrett Business Services 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 Barrett Business Services 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 Barrett Business Services?

A short squeeze for Barrett Business Services 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 BBSI, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Barrett Business Services' 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 BBSI, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.



This page was last updated on 3/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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