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Brighthouse Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.38 (-0.94 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $39.89
50-Day Range
MA: $39.88
52-Week Range
Now: $39.89
Volume1.01 million shs
Average Volume860,259 shs
Market Capitalization$3.57 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume2,750,000 shares
Previous Short Volume3,090,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-11.00%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$115.28 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares115,810,000 shares
Float Size89,130,000 shares
Short Percent of Float3.09%
Today's Trading Volume1,014,896 shares
Average Trading Volume860,259 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average17.98%

Short Interest Over Time

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/20212,750,000 shares $115.28 million -11.0%3.1%3.4 $41.92
1/15/20213,090,000 shares $114.52 million -1.3%3.5%3.7 $37.06
12/31/20203,790,000 shares $145.57 million +5.9%4.3%4.5 $38.41
12/15/20203,790,000 shares $136.21 million +5.9%4.3%4.5 $35.94
11/30/20203,580,000 shares $121.90 million -14.4%4.0%4.2 $34.05
11/15/20204,180,000 shares $146.72 million -14.0%4.7%5 $35.10
10/30/20204,860,000 shares $164.75 million +2.3%5.5%6.3 $33.90
10/15/20204,750,000 shares $140.74 million +8.7%5.1%6.5 $29.63
9/30/20204,370,000 shares $132.94 million -8.8%4.7%6 $30.42
9/15/20204,790,000 shares $123.63 million +0.2%5.2%5.9 $25.81
8/31/20204,780,000 shares $139.29 million +23.2%5.2%5.2 $29.14
8/14/20203,880,000 shares $118.26 million +0.5%4.2%3.9 $30.48
7/31/20203,860,000 shares $121.09 million +3.5%4.1%3.4 $31.37
7/15/20203,730,000 shares $105.71 million -0.5%4.0%3.1 $28.34
6/30/20203,750,000 shares $109.31 million -23.9%4.0%2.8 $29.15
6/15/20204,930,000 shares $129.36 million -1.6%5.3%3.4 $26.24
5/29/20205,010,000 shares $141.63 million -8.9%5.4%3.1 $28.27
5/15/20205,500,000 shares $163.41 million +4.4%5.9%3.2 $29.71
4/30/20205,270,000 shares $167.38 million No Change5.4%3.1 $31.76
4/15/20205,270,000 shares $148.03 million -2.0%5.0%3.3 $28.09
3/31/20205,380,000 shares $120.40 million -5.9%5.1%3.5 $22.38
3/13/20205,714,500 shares $157.26 million +37.0%5.5%3.2 $27.52
2/28/20204,170,000 shares $69.60 million +4.8%4.0%3.5 $16.69
2/14/20203,980,000 shares $107.74 million +5.0%3.8%3.2 $27.07
1/31/20203,790,000 shares $154.67 million +2.2%3.5%3.1 $40.81

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Brighthouse Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Brighthouse Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of January 29th, investors have sold 2,750,000 shares of BHF short. 3.09% of Brighthouse Financial's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Brighthouse Financial?

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. Brighthouse Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Brighthouse Financial?

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. 3.09% of Brighthouse Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Brighthouse Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Brighthouse Financial saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 2,750,000 shares, a decline of 11.0% from the previous total of 3,090,000 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 Brighthouse Financial's float size?

Brighthouse Financial currently has issued a total of 89,504,000 shares. Some of Brighthouse Financial's 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. Brighthouse Financial currently has a public float of 89,130,000 shares.

How does Brighthouse Financial's short interest compare to its competitors?

3.09% of Brighthouse Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "life insurance" compare to Brighthouse Financial: Aegon (0.14%), Lincoln National Co. (3.36%), Globe Life Inc. (0.84%), Athene Holding Ltd. (3.05%), Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (0.00%), Voya Financial, Inc. (12.60%), Scor Se (0.00%), Primerica, Inc. (1.23%), American Equity Investment Life Holding (4.46%), and American National Group, Inc. (0.32%).

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 Brighthouse Financial stock?

Short selling BHF is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Brighthouse Financial as its price is falling. Brighthouse Financial's stock is trading down $0.38 today. To short Brighthouse Financial 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 Brighthouse Financial 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 Brighthouse Financial?

A short squeeze for Brighthouse Financial 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 BHF, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Brighthouse Financial's 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 BHF, 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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