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Fortress Biotech Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.07 (+1.94 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume20,738 shs
Average Volume1.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$357.89 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,760,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,200,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+46.67%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$7.64 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.9
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares65,230,000 shares
Float Size63,250,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.78%
Today's Trading Volume20,738 shares
Average Trading Volume1,523,029 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-98.64%

Short Interest Over Time

Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20211,760,000 shares $7.64 million +46.7%2.8%0.9 $4.34
3/31/20211,200,000 shares $4.09 million -17.2%N/A0.7 $3.41
3/15/20211,450,000 shares $6.19 million +10.7%N/A1.5 $4.27
2/26/20211,310,000 shares $4.86 million +9.2%N/A1.3 $3.71
2/12/20211,200,000 shares $4.46 million -2.4%N/A1.6 $3.72
1/29/20211,230,000 shares $3.97 million -9.6%N/A1.6 $3.23
1/15/20211,360,000 shares $4.87 million -10.5%N/A1.6 $3.58
12/31/20201,520,000 shares $5.17 million -3.8%N/A1.5 $3.40
12/15/20201,580,000 shares $4.23 million +17.0%N/A1.4 $2.68
11/30/20201,350,000 shares $3.74 million -40.5%N/A1.1 $2.77
11/15/20202,270,000 shares $5.81 million -4.2%N/A1.6 $2.56
10/30/20202,370,000 shares $5.64 million +20.3%N/A1.5 $2.38
10/15/20201,970,000 shares $5.55 million -9.2%3.1%1.2 $2.82
9/30/20202,170,000 shares $8.77 million +6.9%3.4%1.5 $4.04
9/15/20202,030,000 shares $8.77 million +48.2%3.1%1.4 $4.32
8/31/20201,370,000 shares $5.41 million -8.7%2.1%1 $3.95
8/14/20201,500,000 shares $4.73 million -5.1%2.4%1.4 $3.15
7/31/20201,580,000 shares $4.39 million -2.5%2.7%1.9 $2.78
7/15/20201,620,000 shares $4.37 million -31.4%2.8%2 $2.70
6/30/20202,360,000 shares $6.28 million +337.9%4.0%3 $2.66
6/15/2020539,000 shares $1.49 million +17.3%0.9%0.8 $2.77
5/29/2020459,600 shares $1.35 million -28.4%0.8%0.8 $2.93
5/15/2020642,100 shares $1.65 million +31.4%1.1%1.2 $2.57
4/30/2020488,800 shares $992,264.00 -14.1%0.9%0.9 $2.03
4/15/2020569,000 shares $1.25 million -42.4%1.0%1.3 $2.20

Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Fortress Biotech's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Fortress Biotech shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, traders have sold 1,760,000 shares of FBIO short. 2.78% of Fortress Biotech's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Fortress Biotech?

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. Fortress Biotech currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Fortress Biotech?

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. 2.78% of Fortress Biotech's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Fortress Biotech's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Fortress Biotech saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,760,000 shares, an increase of 46.7% from the previous total of 1,200,000 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 Fortress Biotech's float size?

Fortress Biotech currently has issued a total of 97,254,000 shares. Some of Fortress Biotech'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. Fortress Biotech currently has a public float of 63,250,000 shares.

How does Fortress Biotech's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.78% of Fortress Biotech's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "biotechnology" compare to Fortress Biotech: 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%), Incyte Co. (0.00%), Exact Sciences 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 Fortress Biotech stock?

Short selling FBIO is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Fortress Biotech as its price is falling. Fortress Biotech's stock is trading up $0.07 today. To short Fortress Biotech 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 Fortress Biotech 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 Fortress Biotech?

A short squeeze for Fortress Biotech 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 FBIO, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Fortress Biotech'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 FBIO, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/17/2021 by Staff
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