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Home Bancorp Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.60 (-1.96 %)
(As of 11/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $29.98
50-Day Range
MA: $26.91
52-Week Range
Now: $29.98
Volume8,029 shs
Average Volume19,216 shs
Market Capitalization$262.47 million
P/E Ratio13.38
Dividend Yield2.88%

Short Interest

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:79,800 shares
Previous Short Volume:86,200 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-7.42%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$2.28 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:6.0
Last Record Date:October, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:9,440,000 shares
Float Size:7,300,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.09%
Today's Trading Volume:8,029 shares
Average Trading Volume:19,216 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-58.22%

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/30/202079,800 $2.28 million -7.4%1.1%5.6$28.56
10/15/202086,200 $2.23 million -9.1%1.2%5.9$25.91
9/30/202094,800 $2.40 million -8.3%1.3%6.9$25.29
9/15/2020103,400 $2.45 million -1.1%1.4%6.8$23.68
8/31/2020104,500 $2.72 million 18.0%1.4%6.7$26.00
8/14/202088,600 $2.20 million -26.9%1.2%5.7$24.88
7/31/2020121,200 $2.98 million -7.1%1.6%7.3$24.60
7/15/2020130,400 $3.05 million 6.5%1.7%7$23.38
6/30/2020122,400 $3.12 million 50.2%1.6%5.8$25.50
6/15/202081,500 $2.09 million -7.6%1.1%3.3$25.65
5/29/202088,200 $2.14 million 16.5%1.2%2.8$24.31
5/15/202075,700 $1.80 million 5.0%1.0%2.3$23.76
4/30/202072,100 $1.95 million -1.4%1.0%2.4$27.01
4/15/202073,100 $1.65 million 11.1%1.0%2.5$22.52
3/31/202065,800 $1.54 million 1.9%0.9%2.5$23.41
3/13/202064,600 $1.82 million 24.5%0.9%1.8$28.20
2/28/202051,900 $1.00 million 8.4%0.7%3.1$19.31
2/14/202047,900 $1.20 million -10.1%0.6%3.5$25.05
1/31/202053,300 $1.93 million -5.2%0.7%4$36.17
1/15/202056,200 $2.02 million -3.8%0.8%4.2$36.02
12/31/201958,400 $2.20 million -5.5%0.8%4$37.62

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Home Bancorp's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Home Bancorp shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of October 30th, investors have sold 79,800 shares of HBCP short. 1.09% of Home Bancorp's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Home 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. Home Bancorp currently has a short interest ratio of 6.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Home 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. 1.09% of Home Bancorp's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Home Bancorp's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Home Bancorp saw a decrease in short interest during the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 79,800 shares, a decrease of 7.4% from the previous total of 86,200 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 Home Bancorp's float size?

Home Bancorp currently has issued a total of 8,755,000 shares. Some of Home 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. Home Bancorp currently has a public float of 7,300,000 shares.

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

1.09% of Home Bancorp's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "thrifts & mortgage finance" compare to Home Bancorp: People's United Financial, Inc. (0.00%), TFS Financial Co. (1.68%), New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (4.60%), MGIC Investment Co. (6.64%), Radian Group Inc. (6.28%), LendingTree, Inc. (24.72%), Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (2.82%), The Simply Good Foods Company (0.00%), WSFS Financial Co. (1.12%), and Washington Federal, Inc. (1.80%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Charter Communications, Inc. ($4.66 billion), Aon Plc ($3.83 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.33 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.13 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.05 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.85 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.80 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.26 billion), Simon Property Group, Inc. ($2.02 billion), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($1.96 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Home Bancorp stock?

Short selling HBCP is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Home Bancorp as its price is falling. Home Bancorp's stock is trading down $0.60 today. To short Home 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 Home 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 Home Bancorp?

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

How often is Home 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 HBCP, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is October, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 11/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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