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Big 5 Sporting Goods Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.61 (-4.32 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $13.50
50-Day Range
MA: $13.63
52-Week Range
Now: $13.50
Volume672,924 shs
Average Volume948,091 shs
Market Capitalization$295.74 million
P/E Ratio8.28
Dividend Yield2.83%

Short Interest

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,720,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,440,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+19.44%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$26.87 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares21,630,000 shares
Float Size18,860,000 shares
Short Percent of Float9.12%
Today's Trading Volume672,924 shares
Average Trading Volume948,091 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-29.02%

Short Interest Over Time

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/20211,720,000 shares $26.87 million +19.4%9.1%1.6 $15.62
1/15/20211,440,000 shares $18.26 million -32.1%7.7%1.2 $12.68
12/31/20203,920,000 shares $48.18 million -4.2%20.9%2.9 $12.29
12/15/20203,920,000 shares $43.12 million -4.2%20.9%2.9 $11.00
11/30/20204,090,000 shares $37.67 million -19.0%21.8%3 $9.21
11/15/20205,050,000 shares $48.13 million +2.6%26.9%3.6 $9.53
10/30/20204,920,000 shares $40.49 million +4.9%26.2%3.4 $8.23
10/15/20204,690,000 shares $38.08 million -7.9%25.0%2.6 $8.12
9/30/20205,090,000 shares $42.25 million +17.8%27.1%2.7 $8.30
9/15/20204,320,000 shares $25.70 million -4.0%23.0%1.9 $5.95
8/31/20204,500,000 shares $27.95 million +5.4%24.0%2.1 $6.21
8/14/20204,270,000 shares $25.62 million -20.2%22.7%1.9 $6.00
7/31/20205,350,000 shares $35.04 million +20.0%26.9%2.5 $6.55
7/15/20204,460,000 shares $24.98 million +4.9%22.5%3 $5.60
6/30/20204,250,000 shares $18.74 million +2.7%21.4%3.2 $4.41
6/15/20204,140,000 shares $7.95 million -14.8%20.9%5.5 $1.92
5/29/20204,860,000 shares $8.80 million +2.5%24.4%6.3 $1.81
5/15/20204,740,000 shares $8.82 million +8.2%23.9%7.6 $1.86
4/30/20204,380,000 shares $8.50 million -1.8%22.1%8.9 $1.94
4/15/20204,460,000 shares $5.71 million +2.1%22.5%11.1 $1.28
3/31/20204,370,000 shares $4.11 million +3.8%22.1%11.4 $0.94
3/13/20204,209,700 shares $4.08 million -3.7%21.2%18.9 $0.97
2/28/20204,370,000 shares $4.41 million +10.4%22.1%20.8 $1.01
2/14/20203,960,000 shares $7.60 million +4.8%20.0%19.4 $1.92
1/31/20203,780,000 shares $8.81 million -7.8%19.1%19.5 $2.33

Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Big 5 Sporting Goods' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Big 5 Sporting Goods shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of January 29th, investors have sold 1,720,000 shares of BGFV short. 9.12% of Big 5 Sporting Goods' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Big 5 Sporting Goods?

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. Big 5 Sporting Goods currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Big 5 Sporting Goods?

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. 9.12% of Big 5 Sporting Goods' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Big 5 Sporting Goods' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Big 5 Sporting Goods saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 1,720,000 shares, an increase of 19.4% from the previous total of 1,440,000 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 Big 5 Sporting Goods' float size?

Big 5 Sporting Goods currently has issued a total of 21,907,000 shares. Some of Big 5 Sporting Goods' 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. Big 5 Sporting Goods currently has a public float of 18,860,000 shares.

How does Big 5 Sporting Goods' short interest compare to its competitors?

9.12% of Big 5 Sporting Goods' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "specialty stores" compare to Big 5 Sporting Goods: Tractor Supply (3.75%), Ulta Beauty, Inc. (4.41%), Five Below, Inc. (6.48%), DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (17.83%), Signet Jewelers Limited (16.51%), The ODP Co. (5.04%), Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (15.20%), Hibbett Sports, Inc. (18.04%), MarineMax, Inc. (10.10%), and Winmark Co. (2.21%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon Plc ($5.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.03 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.99 billion), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ($4.72 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.57 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.58 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.75 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.43 billion), and Palantir Technologies Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Big 5 Sporting Goods stock?

Short selling BGFV is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Big 5 Sporting Goods as its price is falling. Big 5 Sporting Goods' stock is trading down $0.61 today. To short Big 5 Sporting Goods 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 Big 5 Sporting Goods 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 Big 5 Sporting Goods?

A short squeeze for Big 5 Sporting Goods 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 BGFV, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Big 5 Sporting Goods' 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 BGFV, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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