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DOW   30,960.00
QQQ   328.11
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Central Garden & Pet Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.32 (+3.11 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $43.83
50-Day Range
MA: $39.23
52-Week Range
Now: $43.83
Volume46,856 shs
Average Volume68,084 shs
Market Capitalization$2.40 billion
P/E Ratio19.74
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:451,600 shares
Previous Short Volume:436,900 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+3.36%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$18.51 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:5.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:12,150,000 shares
Float Size:9,300,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:4.86%
Today's Trading Volume:46,856 shares
Average Trading Volume:68,084 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-31.18%

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/2020451,600 $18.51 million 3.4%4.9%5.1$40.99
12/15/2020451,600 $18.01 million 3.4%4.9%5.1$39.87
11/30/2020436,900 $16.42 million -9.3%4.7%5.4$37.58
11/15/2020481,900 $19.30 million 3.0%5.2%6.7$40.04
10/30/2020467,900 $19.40 million -5.2%5.0%6.7$41.47
10/15/2020493,400 $20.29 million 17.2%5.3%6.4$41.12
9/30/2020421,100 $18.31 million -2.3%4.5%5.3$43.49
9/15/2020431,200 $16.30 million 8.1%4.7%5.4$37.80
8/31/2020399,000 $16.19 million 6.7%4.3%5.1$40.57
8/14/2020374,100 $15.46 million 21.3%4.0%4.5$41.33
7/31/2020308,500 $12.88 million 17.8%3.3%3.3$41.74
7/15/2020261,800 $9.91 million 2.3%2.8%2.8$37.86
6/30/2020256,000 $9.35 million -10.0%2.7%2.7$36.51
6/15/2020284,500 $10.22 million -6.6%3.0%2.8$35.92
5/29/2020304,500 $10.20 million -9.6%3.2%2.6$33.50
5/15/2020336,800 $12.36 million -29.1%3.5%2.8$36.69
4/30/2020475,000 $17.35 million -2.8%5.1%4.6$36.53
4/15/2020488,700 $17.44 million -3.6%5.1%5.2$35.69
3/31/2020507,100 $16.03 million 31.8%5.3%5.5$31.61
3/13/2020384,800 $12.17 million 25.4%4.0%4.9$31.62
2/28/2020306,900 $7.88 million -11.0%3.2%4.2$25.67
2/14/2020345,000 $9.40 million 22.0%3.6%4.3$27.25
1/31/2020282,800 $7.98 million -11.4%3.0%3.6$28.22
1/15/2020319,100 $9.53 million -5.9%3.3%4$29.85
12/31/2019339,000 $10.93 million 4.7%3.5%3.9$32.23

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Central Garden & Pet's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Central Garden & Pet shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of December 31st, investors have sold 451,600 shares of CENT short. 4.86% of Central Garden & Pet's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Central Garden & Pet?

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. Central Garden & Pet currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Central Garden & Pet?

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. 4.86% of Central Garden & Pet's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Central Garden & Pet's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Central Garden & Pet saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 451,600 shares, an increase of 3.4% from the previous total of 436,900 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 Central Garden & Pet's float size?

Central Garden & Pet currently has issued a total of 54,843,000 shares. Some of Central Garden & Pet'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. Central Garden & Pet currently has a public float of 9,300,000 shares.

How does Central Garden & Pet's short interest compare to its competitors?

4.86% of Central Garden & Pet's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "consumer discretionary" compare to Central Garden & Pet: Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (1.13%), Etn. Fr. Colruyt NV (0.00%), Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (0.00%), Deckers Outdoor Co. (4.87%), Formula One Group (2.89%), Under Armour, Inc. (7.48%), Shaw Communications Inc. (0.15%), Wynn Macau, Limited (0.00%), Churchill Downs Incorporated (2.05%), and Ralph Lauren Co. (7.82%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Central Garden & Pet stock?

Short selling CENT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Central Garden & Pet as its price is falling. Central Garden & Pet's stock is trading up $1.32 today. To short Central Garden & Pet 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 Central Garden & Pet 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 Central Garden & Pet?

A short squeeze for Central Garden & Pet 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 CENT, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Central Garden & Pet'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 CENT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.

This page was last updated on 1/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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