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NASDAQ:EWBC

East West Bancorp Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$85.19
+0.87 (+1.03 %)
(As of 10/20/2021 03:40 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$83.51
$85.72
50-Day Range
$68.50
$84.06
52-Week Range
$34.13
$84.66
Volume30,819 shs
Average Volume785,280 shs
Market Capitalization$12.09 billion
P/E Ratio16.13
Dividend Yield1.57%
Beta1.88

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume2,320,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,810,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+28.18%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$179.89 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.5
Last Record DateSeptember, 30 2021
Outstanding Shares141,878,000 shares
Float Size140,770,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.65%
Today's Trading Volume30,819 shares
Average Trading Volume785,280 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-96.08%

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
9/30/20212,320,000 shares $179.89 million +28.2%1.7%3.5 $77.54
9/15/20211,810,000 shares $133.22 million +29.3%1.3%2.5 $73.60
8/31/20211,400,000 shares $102.68 million -4.8%1.0%1.9 $73.34
8/13/20211,470,000 shares $111.69 million -2.0%1.0%1.9 $75.98
7/30/20211,500,000 shares $106.73 million -5.1%N/A1.9 $71.15
7/15/20211,580,000 shares $112.10 million -21.8%1.1%2 $70.95
6/30/20212,020,000 shares $144.81 million +37.4%1.4%2.6 $71.69
6/15/20211,470,000 shares $104.58 million +14.0%1.0%2 $71.14
5/28/20211,290,000 shares $96.47 million +8.4%0.9%1.6 $74.78
5/14/20211,190,000 shares $91.33 million -13.8%0.9%1.4 $76.75
4/30/20211,380,000 shares $107.85 million +20.0%1.0%1.6 $78.15
4/15/20211,150,000 shares $84.95 million -20.7%0.8%1.3 $73.87
3/31/20211,450,000 shares $108.74 million -20.3%1.0%1.6 $74.99
3/15/20211,820,000 shares $141.87 million -14.2%1.3%1.9 $77.95
2/26/20212,120,000 shares $154.97 million +3.9%1.5%2.5 $73.10
2/12/20212,040,000 shares $134.95 million -17.1%1.5%1.9 $66.15
1/29/20212,460,000 shares $152.18 million +7.4%1.8%2.1 $61.86
1/15/20212,290,000 shares $142.83 million +11.2%1.6%2 $62.37
12/31/20202,060,000 shares $104.36 million +10.8%1.5%1.8 $50.66
12/15/20201,860,000 shares $90.43 million -41.3%1.3%1.6 $48.62
11/30/20203,170,000 shares $138.66 million -11.2%2.3%2.8 $43.74
11/15/20203,570,000 shares $154.12 million -15.8%2.5%3.9 $43.17
10/30/20204,240,000 shares $151.71 million +27.7%3.0%5.4 $35.78
10/15/20203,320,000 shares $119.85 million +13.3%2.4%4.3 $36.10
9/30/20202,930,000 shares $95.93 million -18.4%2.1%3.9 $32.74

Institutional Investors Shorting East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of East West Bancorp. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A14,519N/A$1,041.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A14,519N/A$1,041.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC23,80040,600+70.6%$2,911.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC600-100.0%$0.00
8/12/2021Twin Tree Management LP100100No Change$7.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP7,20029,700+312.5%$2,129.00

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) Short Interest FAQ













East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is East West Bancorp's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of East West Bancorp shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, traders have sold 2,320,000 shares of EWBC short. 1.65% of East West Bancorp's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on East West Bancorp's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for East West Bancorp?

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. East West Bancorp currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for East West Bancorp

Which institutional investors are shorting East West Bancorp?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of East West Bancorp: Pathstone Family Office LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, and Susquehanna International Group LLP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for East West Bancorp?

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. 1.65% of East West Bancorp's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is East West Bancorp's short interest increasing or decreasing?

East West Bancorp saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,320,000 shares, an increase of 28.2% from the previous total of 1,810,000 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 East West Bancorp's float size?

East West Bancorp currently has issued a total of 141,878,000 shares. Some of East West Bancorp'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. East West Bancorp currently has a public float of 140,770,000 shares.

How does East West Bancorp's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.65% of East West Bancorp's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "regional banks" compare to East West Bancorp: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (1.43%), Truist Financial Co. (1.00%), SVB Financial Group (0.00%), First Republic Bank (0.00%), Fifth Third Bancorp (1.68%), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (0.00%), KeyCorp (3.52%), Regions Financial Co. (1.89%), M&T Bank Co. (3.53%), and Signature Bank (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: S&P Global Inc. ($7.35 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.68 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.48 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($3.73 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.10 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Match Group, Inc. ($2.83 billion), and DoorDash, Inc. ($2.54 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short East West Bancorp stock?

Short selling EWBC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from East West Bancorp as its price is falling. East West Bancorp's stock is trading up $0.87 today. To short East West Bancorp 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 East West Bancorp 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 East West Bancorp?

A short squeeze for East West Bancorp 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 EWBC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is East West Bancorp'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 EWBC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2021.



This page was last updated on 10/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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