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Esquire Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$24.00
+0.34 (+1.44 %)
(As of 05/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$23.21
$24.44
50-Day Range
$22.81
$23.87
52-Week Range
$14.00
$26.79
Volume20,334 shs
Average Volume20,410 shs
Market Capitalization$187.92 million
P/E Ratio14.63
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.24

Short Interest

Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume98,800 shares
Previous Short Volume94,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+4.99%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.26 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.1
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares7,540,000 shares
Float Size6,710,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.47%
Today's Trading Volume20,334 shares
Average Trading Volume20,410 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-0.37%

Short Interest Over Time


Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/202198,800 shares $2.26 million +5.0%1.5%5.1 $22.88
3/31/202194,100 shares $2.15 million -2.7%1.4%4.4 $22.85
3/15/202196,700 shares $2.49 million +3.0%1.5%4.6 $25.70
2/26/202193,900 shares $2.09 million +8.4%1.4%4.6 $22.25
2/12/202186,600 shares $2.00 million +4.8%1.3%3.8 $23.11
1/29/202182,600 shares $1.84 million +6.2%1.2%3.7 $22.31
1/15/202177,800 shares $1.63 million +3.5%1.2%3.4 $20.96
12/31/202075,200 shares $1.46 million -2.3%1.2%4.2 $19.41
12/15/202077,000 shares $1.53 million +31.6%1.2%4.2 $19.89
11/30/202058,500 shares $1.07 million +39.0%0.9%3.1 $18.30
11/15/202042,100 shares $723,278.00 -3.2%0.6%2.8 $17.18
10/30/202043,500 shares $691,650.00 -28.9%0.7%2.6 $15.90
10/15/202061,200 shares $1.02 million -17.5%0.9%3.8 $16.64
9/30/202074,200 shares $1.11 million -10.7%1.1%4.3 $15.00
9/15/202083,100 shares $1.33 million -5.1%1.3%4.6 $15.98
8/31/202087,600 shares $1.45 million -5.8%1.3%4.9 $16.50
8/14/202093,000 shares $1.58 million +1.8%1.4%4.3 $16.99
7/31/202091,400 shares $1.42 million -4.5%1.4%2.9 $15.55
7/15/202095,700 shares $1.46 million -7.6%1.4%2.8 $15.23
6/30/2020103,600 shares $1.74 million +48.9%1.6%2.8 $16.81
6/15/202069,600 shares $1.14 million -8.5%1.1%1.9 $16.40
5/29/202076,100 shares $1.30 million +36.1%1.1%1.8 $17.13
5/15/202055,900 shares $804,401.00 +207.1%0.8%1.4 $14.39
4/30/202018,200 shares $303,030.00 +20.5%0.3%0.7 $16.65
4/15/202015,100 shares $206,719.00 -27.8%0.2%0.6 $13.69

Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Esquire Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Esquire Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, investors have sold 98,800 shares of ESQ short. 1.47% of Esquire Financial's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Esquire 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. Esquire Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Esquire 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. 1.47% of Esquire Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Esquire Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Esquire Financial saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 98,800 shares, an increase of 5.0% from the previous total of 94,100 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 Esquire Financial's float size?

Esquire Financial currently has issued a total of 7,830,000 shares. Some of Esquire 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. Esquire Financial currently has a public float of 6,710,000 shares.

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

1.47% of Esquire Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "commercial banks, not elsewhere classified" compare to Esquire Financial: Peapack-Gladstone Financial Co. (1.73%), Banco BBVA Argentina S.A. (0.00%), Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A (0.00%), American Business Bank (0.00%), Scully Royalty Ltd. (0.04%), Grupo Supervielle S.A. (0.00%), Metro Bank PLC (0.00%), Private Bancorp of America, Inc. (0.00%), Summit State Bank (0.05%), and The Freedom Bank of Virginia (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: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Esquire Financial stock?

Short selling ESQ is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Esquire Financial as its price is falling. Esquire Financial's stock is trading up $0.34 today. To short Esquire 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 Esquire 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 Esquire Financial?

A short squeeze for Esquire Financial occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock increases in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of ESQ, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Esquire 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 ESQ, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.



This page was last updated on 5/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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