First Mid Bancshares Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.33 (-0.77 %)
(As of 05/11/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume19,094 shs
Average Volume42,693 shs
Market Capitalization$770.08 million
P/E Ratio16.36
Dividend Yield1.91%

Short Interest

First Mid Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume251,900 shares
Previous Short Volume266,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-5.30%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$10.89 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.4
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares16,690,000 shares
Float Size14,990,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.68%
Today's Trading Volume19,094 shares
Average Trading Volume42,693 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-55.28%

Short Interest Over Time

First Mid Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/2021251,900 shares $10.89 million -5.3%1.7%5.4$43.22
3/31/2021266,000 shares $11.75 million +26.3%1.8%5.8$44.16
3/15/2021210,700 shares $9.15 million -7.6%1.5%4.4$43.45
2/26/2021228,100 shares $8.30 million -21.8%1.6%5.8$36.40
2/12/2021291,600 shares $10.19 million +18.3%1.9%7.7$34.94
1/29/2021246,400 shares $8.44 million +5.5%1.7%6.6$34.26
1/15/2021233,600 shares $8.39 million -8.5%1.7%6.7$35.93
12/31/2020255,300 shares $8.58 million +12.9%1.8%7.7$33.62
12/15/2020226,200 shares $7.67 million +1.3%1.6%7.3$33.91
11/30/2020223,400 shares $7.11 million +0.4%1.6%8.4$31.84
11/15/2020222,600 shares $6.48 million -1.7%1.6%9.2$29.11
10/30/2020226,500 shares $6.34 million -0.5%1.6%10.2$27.98
10/15/2020227,700 shares $6.05 million +9.6%1.6%10.2$26.56
9/30/2020207,700 shares $5.18 million -3.2%1.5%8.9$24.95
9/15/2020214,600 shares $5.48 million -3.6%1.5%7.6$25.52
8/31/2020222,500 shares $5.79 million -1.0%1.6%7.3$26.04
8/14/2020224,800 shares $6.08 million -11.4%1.6%6.7$27.06
7/31/2020253,600 shares $6.19 million -9.9%1.8%6.6$24.41
7/15/2020281,300 shares $6.82 million +2.0%2.0%7.1$24.25
6/30/2020275,800 shares $6.93 million +29.4%1.9%6.4$25.11
6/15/2020213,200 shares $5.47 million -3.8%1.5%4.8$25.68
5/29/2020221,500 shares $5.64 million -4.3%1.6%4.6$25.45
5/15/2020231,500 shares $5.36 million +16.9%1.6%4.8$23.17
4/30/2020198,100 shares $5.58 million +7.4%1.4%4.8$28.17
4/15/2020184,400 shares $4.39 million -4.8%1.3%4.7$23.80

First Mid Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) Short Interest FAQ

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What is First Mid Bancshares' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of First Mid Bancshares shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, investors have sold 251,900 shares of FMBH short. 1.68% of First Mid Bancshares' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for First Mid Bancshares?

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. First Mid Bancshares currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for First Mid Bancshares?

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. 1.68% of First Mid Bancshares' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is First Mid Bancshares' short interest increasing or decreasing?

First Mid Bancshares saw a decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 251,900 shares, a decline of 5.3% from the previous total of 266,000 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 First Mid Bancshares' float size?

First Mid Bancshares currently has issued a total of 18,039,000 shares. Some of First Mid Bancshares' 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. First Mid Bancshares currently has a public float of 14,990,000 shares.

How does First Mid Bancshares' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.68% of First Mid Bancshares' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "state commercial banks" compare to First Mid Bancshares: Columbia Banking System, Inc. (2.44%), United Community Banks, Inc. (0.00%), Hilltop Holdings Inc. (4.46%), CVB Financial Corp. (2.13%), First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (0.00%), Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (6.02%), First BanCorp. (3.62%), Independent Bank Corp. (1.91%), Renasant Co. (4.97%), and TowneBank (1.26%).

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 First Mid Bancshares stock?

Short selling FMBH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from First Mid Bancshares as its price is falling. First Mid Bancshares' stock is trading down $0.33 today. To short First Mid Bancshares 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 First Mid Bancshares 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 First Mid Bancshares?

A short squeeze for First Mid Bancshares 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 FMBH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is First Mid Bancshares' 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 FMBH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/12/2021 by Staff
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