Exelixis Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.37 (+5.90 %)
(As of 05/7/2021 11:39 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume43,292 shs
Average Volume2.03 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.70 billion
P/E Ratio51.23
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume11,900,000 shares
Previous Short Volume13,020,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-8.60%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$286.20 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover6.4
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares301,770,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted3.80%
Today's Trading Volume43,292 shares
Average Trading Volume2,034,389 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-97.87%

Short Interest Over Time

Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/202111,900,000 shares $286.20 million -8.6%N/A6.4$24.05
3/31/202113,020,000 shares $286.05 million -2.0%N/A6.1$21.97
3/15/202113,290,000 shares $309.39 million +5.2%N/A5.8$23.28
2/26/202112,630,000 shares $277.35 million +1.5%N/A5.4$21.96
2/12/202112,450,000 shares $274.77 million +2.4%N/A5.1$22.07
1/29/202112,160,000 shares $271.17 million -6.8%N/A5$22.30
1/15/202113,050,000 shares $310.33 million -9.7%N/A5.5$23.78
12/31/202014,450,000 shares $292.03 million +0.5%N/A6.5$20.21
12/15/202014,380,000 shares $295.65 million -3.6%N/A7$20.56
11/30/202014,910,000 shares $289.40 million +9.5%N/A7$19.41
11/15/202013,620,000 shares $274.58 million -4.0%N/A6.6$20.16
10/30/202014,180,000 shares $296.65 million +53.6%N/A7.4$20.92
10/15/20209,230,000 shares $217.64 million +2.8%N/A4.7$23.58
9/30/20208,980,000 shares $219.56 million -9.3%N/A4.4$24.45
9/15/20209,900,000 shares $248.79 million -3.6%N/A4.7$25.13
8/31/202010,270,000 shares $228.20 million -5.3%N/A5$22.22
8/14/202010,840,000 shares $238.26 million -9.3%N/A4.8$21.98
7/31/202011,950,000 shares $275.93 million +0.2%N/A4.7$23.09
7/15/202011,930,000 shares $290.73 million -11.2%4.0%4$24.37
6/30/202013,430,000 shares $318.83 million -17.2%4.5%4$23.74
6/15/202016,210,000 shares $369.59 million +8.9%5.5%4.5$22.80
5/29/202014,880,000 shares $367.68 million +0.1%5.0%3.8$24.71
5/15/202014,860,000 shares $382.79 million -9.7%5.0%3.6$25.76
4/30/202016,450,000 shares $406.23 million -16.9%5.6%3.9$24.70
4/15/202019,790,000 shares $360.57 million +11.3%6.7%4.9$18.22

Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Exelixis' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Exelixis shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, investors have sold 11,900,000 shares of EXEL short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Exelixis?

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. Exelixis currently has a short interest ratio of 6.0.

Is Exelixis' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Exelixis saw a decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 11,900,000 shares, a decrease of 8.6% from the previous total of 13,020,000 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.

How does Exelixis' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Exelixis' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "biotechnology" compare to Exelixis: Amgen Inc. (1.91%), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (2.06%), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (0.00%), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2.69%), Biogen Inc. (2.16%), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (4.06%), Seagen Inc. (0.00%), Exact Sciences Co. (0.00%), Incyte Co. (0.00%), and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (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 Exelixis stock?

Short selling EXEL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Exelixis as its price is falling. Exelixis' stock is trading up $1.37 today. To short Exelixis 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 Exelixis 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 Exelixis?

A short squeeze for Exelixis 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 EXEL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Exelixis' 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 EXEL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/7/2021 by Staff
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