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Business First Bancshares (BFST) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$22.19
-0.17 (-0.76%)
(As of 09:39 AM ET)

Business First Bancshares Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
195,300 shares
Previous Short Volume
180,400 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+8.26%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$4.40 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
3.5
Last Record Date
January 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
25,340,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted
0.77%
Today's Trading Volume
676 shares
Average Trading Volume
52,869 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
1%
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Business First Bancshares Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/31/2024195,300 shares $4.40 million +8.3%N/A3.5 $22.55
1/15/2024180,400 shares $4.14 million -9.3%N/A3.1 $22.93
12/31/2023198,800 shares $4.90 million +5.8%N/A3.4 $24.65
12/15/2023187,900 shares $4.45 million +2.6%N/A3.4 $23.67
11/30/2023183,200 shares $3.71 million -41.1%N/A3.3 $20.23
11/15/2023311,200 shares $6.68 million +46.2%N/A5.6 $21.48
10/31/2023212,900 shares $4.16 million +2.6%N/A3.4 $19.54
10/15/2023207,600 shares $3.83 million -13.6%N/A3 $18.46
9/30/2023240,200 shares $4.51 million -6.3%N/A3.4 $18.76
9/15/2023256,200 shares $4.90 million -13.8%N/A3.6 $19.11
8/31/2023297,200 shares $6.08 million +22.2%N/A3.8 $20.45
8/15/2023243,300 shares $5.05 million +4.5%N/A3.1 $20.75
7/31/2023232,900 shares $4.76 million -9.9%N/A3 $20.45
7/15/2023258,400 shares $3.89 million -9.6%N/A3.6 $15.04
6/30/2023285,900 shares $4.31 million +2.4%N/A4.1 $15.07
6/15/2023279,100 shares $4.55 million +0.3%N/A3.7 $16.29
5/31/2023278,400 shares $4.06 million -21.1%N/A3.4 $14.57
5/15/2023352,700 shares $5.04 million +18.6%N/A3.7 $14.30
4/30/2023297,400 shares $4.59 million -5.3%N/A2.9 $15.42
4/15/2023313,900 shares $5.03 million +16.0%N/A3.1 $16.03
3/31/2023270,600 shares $4.64 million -2.5%N/A2.6 $17.13
3/15/2023277,500 shares $4.88 million +13.8%N/A2.8 $17.60
2/28/2023243,800 shares $5.08 million -31.9%N/A2.6 $20.84
2/15/2023358,100 shares $7.34 million +37.1%N/A3.8 $20.51
1/31/2023261,300 shares $5.42 million -7.9%N/A3.2 $20.74
1/15/2023283,700 shares $6.18 million -5.5%N/A3.6 $21.80
12/30/2022300,200 shares $6.65 million +94.6%N/A3.7 $22.14
12/15/2022154,300 shares $3.27 million +68.8%N/A2 $21.19
11/30/202291,400 shares $2.15 million -25.1%N/A1.4 $23.52
11/15/2022122,000 shares $2.90 million -47.0%N/A2.2 $23.76
10/31/2022230,300 shares $5.71 million -4.9%N/A5.1 $24.78
10/15/2022242,100 shares $5.20 million +10.4%N/A5.6 $21.49
9/30/2022219,400 shares $4.72 million -0.6%N/A6.3 $21.53
9/15/2022220,700 shares $4.98 million +1.9%N/A5.4 $22.57
8/31/2022216,600 shares $5.11 million -20.8%N/A5 $23.59
8/15/2022273,500 shares $6.79 million +18.7%N/A6.2 $24.82
7/31/2022230,400 shares $5.41 million -9.5%N/A5 $23.48
7/15/2022254,700 shares $5.48 million +7.3%N/A5.6 $21.50
6/30/2022237,400 shares $5.06 million +20.6%N/A5.5 $21.31
6/15/2022196,900 shares $4.20 million +23.8%N/A4.8 $21.31













BFST Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Business First Bancshares' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Business First Bancshares shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of January 31st, traders have sold 195,300 shares of BFST short. Learn More on Business First Bancshares' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Business First Bancshares?

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. BFST shares currently have a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on Business First Bancshares's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Business First Bancshares?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Business First Bancshares: Citadel Advisors LLC, and Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is Business First Bancshares' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Business First Bancshares saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 195,300 shares, an increase of 8.3% from the previous total of 180,400 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.

How does Business First Bancshares' short interest compare to its competitors?

Here is how the short interest of companies compare to Business First Bancshares: Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (1.85%), TrustCo Bank Corp NY (1.15%), Univest Financial Co. (0.91%), Mercantile Bank Co. (0.89%), First Community Bankshares, Inc. (1.08%), Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (1.11%), Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (1.59%), Farmers National Banc Corp. (1.61%), Old Second Bancorp, Inc. (1.28%), Coastal Financial Co. (3.17%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($4.48 billion), General Motors ($3.85 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.38 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.00 billion), Super Micro Computer, Inc. ($2.66 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.37 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.25 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.11 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.06 billion), and Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. ($1.67 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Business First Bancshares stock?

Short selling BFST is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Business First Bancshares as its price is falling. BFST shares are trading up $0.05 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 Business First Bancshares?

A short squeeze for Business First Bancshares 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 BFST, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Business First Bancshares' 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 BFST, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 31 2024.



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This page (NASDAQ:BFST) was last updated on 2/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff