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HireQuest (HQI) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$14.10
+0.80 (+6.02%)
(As of 07/12/2024 ET)

HireQuest Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
114,500 shares
Previous Short Interest
116,300 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-1.55%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.41 million
Short Interest Ratio
8.5 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
June 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
14,000,000 shares
Float Size
5,510,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.08%
Today's Trading Volume
20,503 shares
Average Trading Volume
14,080 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
146%
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HQI Short Interest Over Time

HQI Days to Cover Over Time

HQI Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

HireQuest Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
6/30/2024114,500 shares $1.41 million -1.6%2.1%8.5 $12.35
6/15/2024116,300 shares $1.45 million -13.5%2.1%8.6 $12.47
5/31/2024134,400 shares $1.75 million +14.9%2.4%9.9 $13.03
5/15/2024117,000 shares $1.45 million -3.6%2.1%8.5 $12.43
4/30/2024121,400 shares $1.56 million -1.6%2.2%9 $12.82
4/15/2024123,400 shares $1.57 million +0.8%2.2%10 $12.74
3/31/2024122,400 shares $1.59 million +1.2%2.2%8.8 $12.95
3/15/2024121,000 shares $1.51 million -18.9%2.3%8.3 $12.51
2/29/2024149,100 shares $2.00 million +37.0%2.8%8.2 $13.40
2/15/2024108,800 shares $1.43 million -3.7%2.1%6 $13.14
1/31/2024113,000 shares $1.50 million -17.3%2.1%5.5 $13.30
1/15/2024136,600 shares $1.85 million -10.4%2.6%6.6 $13.55
12/31/2023152,400 shares $2.34 million -11.6%2.9%7.2 $15.35
12/15/2023172,400 shares $2.74 million +7.7%3.3%8.3 $15.90
11/30/2023160,100 shares $2.37 million +14.4%3.1%8 $14.81
11/15/2023140,000 shares $1.97 million +0.9%2.7%6.8 $14.06
10/31/2023138,800 shares $2.12 million -2.6%2.7%5.6 $15.24
10/15/2023142,500 shares $2.14 million +2.7%2.7%6 $15.00
9/30/2023138,700 shares $2.14 million -19.6%2.7%5.8 $15.43
9/15/2023172,400 shares $2.90 million -12.1%3.3%6.3 $16.81
8/31/2023196,200 shares $3.73 million +12.8%3.8%4.8 $19.02
8/15/2023174,000 shares $3.28 million -0.1%3.3%4.1 $18.83
7/31/2023174,200 shares $4.36 million -9.5%3.3%4.2 $25.01
7/15/2023192,500 shares $4.78 million -3.9%3.7%4.7 $24.83
6/30/2023200,400 shares $5.22 million +161.6%3.8%4.9 $26.03
6/15/202376,600 shares $2.09 million +26.8%1.5%2 $27.32
5/31/202360,400 shares $1.40 million +41.8%1.1%2.3 $23.24
5/15/202342,600 shares $1.03 million +18.3%0.8%2 $24.20
4/30/202336,000 shares $752,400.00 -18.7%0.7%2.4 $20.90
4/15/202344,300 shares $992,763.00 +1.4%0.8%2.8 $22.41
3/31/202343,700 shares $942,609.00 -5.4%0.8%2.7 $21.57
3/15/202346,200 shares $997,920.00 -18.1%0.9%2.8 $21.60
2/28/202356,400 shares $1.28 million +2.6%1.1%4.1 $22.78
2/15/202355,000 shares $1.20 million -12.3%1.1%4.1 $21.78
1/31/202362,700 shares $1.35 million +4.7%1.2%4.8 $21.52
1/15/202359,900 shares $1.19 million +5.5%1.2%4.9 $19.90
12/30/202256,800 shares $898,008.00 -5.8%1.1%5 $15.81
12/15/202260,300 shares $1.10 million -7.7%1.2%6.6 $18.17
11/30/202265,300 shares $1.14 million +18.1%1.3%8.2 $17.50
11/15/202255,300 shares $825,629.00 -2.6%1.1%6.7 $14.93
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10/31/202256,800 shares $887,216.00 -2.7%1.1%6.6 $15.62
10/15/202258,400 shares $805,336.00 +4.9%1.1%7.1 $13.79
9/30/202255,700 shares $718,530.00 -13.2%1.1%6.4 $12.90
9/15/202264,200 shares $946,950.00 -13.1%1.3%3.2 $14.75
8/31/202273,900 shares $1.04 million -8.8%1.5%2.8 $14.06
8/15/202281,000 shares $1.20 million +4.8%1.6%2.7 $14.86
7/31/202277,300 shares $1.16 million -1.9%1.5%2.2 $14.95
7/15/202278,800 shares $1.11 million -17.8%1.5%2 $14.04
6/30/202295,800 shares $1.35 million -57.2%1.9%2.4 $14.09
6/15/2022223,900 shares $2.94 million +2.9%4.3%5.5 $13.14
5/31/2022217,700 shares $3.36 million +18.7%4.2%7.7 $15.44
5/15/2022183,400 shares $2.78 million +18.0%3.5%7.1 $15.16
4/30/2022155,400 shares $2.58 million +12.4%3.0%7.3 $16.62
4/15/2022138,300 shares $2.63 million -1.1%2.7%7.4 $19.00
3/31/2022139,800 shares $2.67 million +5.2%N/A0 $19.12
3/15/2022132,900 shares $2.24 million +5.1%2.6%8.2 $16.85
2/28/2022126,500 shares $2.37 million +2.9%2.5%7.8 $18.76
2/15/2022123,000 shares $2.29 million +9.6%2.4%7.9 $18.59
1/31/2022112,200 shares $2.08 million +25.1%2.2%6.6 $18.50
1/15/202289,700 shares $1.63 million -5.1%N/A0 $18.18
12/31/202194,500 shares $1.91 million +0.3%1.9%6.5 $20.16
12/15/202194,200 shares $1.84 million +2.1%1.8%6 $19.50
11/30/202192,300 shares $2.10 million +1.0%1.8%5.9 $22.80
11/15/202191,400 shares $2.23 million -4.4%1.8%6.1 $24.39
10/29/202195,600 shares $1.72 million -0.6%1.9%6.9 $18.00
10/15/202196,200 shares $1.83 million -4.9%1.9%7 $19.00
9/30/2021101,200 shares $1.96 million -3.5%2.0%6.7 $19.33
9/15/2021104,900 shares $2.02 million -7.1%2.1%3.9 $19.25
8/31/2021112,900 shares $2.09 million +10.8%2.3%3.3 $18.55
8/13/2021101,900 shares $2.14 million +0.8%2.0%2.8 $21.01
7/30/2021101,100 shares $1.85 million -12.1%2.0%2.7 $18.30
7/15/2021115,000 shares $2.10 million -10.9%2.3%2.9 $18.24
6/30/2021129,000 shares $2.39 million +195.2%2.6%3.1 $18.51
6/15/202143,700 shares $926,440.00 +12.6%0.9%1.3 $21.20
5/28/202138,800 shares $691,028.00 -6.3%0.8%1.5 $17.81
5/14/202141,400 shares $801,090.00 +143.5%0.8%1.7 $19.35
4/30/202117,000 shares $319,940.00 +57.4%0.3%0.7 $18.82
4/15/202110,800 shares $216,540.00 +42.1%0.2%0.4 $20.05
3/31/20217,600 shares $139,232.00 +26.7%0.2%0.3 $18.32
3/15/20216,000 shares $90,900.00 +11.1%0.1%0.3 $15.15
2/26/20215,400 shares $81,000.00 +50.0%0.1%0.3 $15.00
2/12/20213,600 shares $45,216.00 -20.0%0.1%0.2 $12.56
1/29/20214,500 shares $46,035.00 +7.1%0.1%0.3 $10.23
1/15/20214,200 shares $43,008.00 -40.0%0.1%0.5 $10.24
12/31/20207,000 shares $70,980.00 +84.2%0.1%0.8 $10.14
12/15/20203,800 shares $34,998.00 +52.0%0.1%0.4 $9.21
11/30/20202,500 shares $23,200.00 -67.5%0.1%0.2 $9.28
11/15/20207,700 shares $67,798.50 -2.5%0.2%0.8 $8.81
10/30/20207,900 shares $60,830.00 -4.8%0.2%0.9 $7.70
10/15/20208,300 shares $62,831.00 -16.2%0.2%0.9 $7.57
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9/30/20209,900 shares $75,339.00 -30.3%0.2%1.2 $7.61
9/15/202014,200 shares $100,798.70 -14.5%0.3%1.8 $7.10

HQI Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is HireQuest's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of HireQuest shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of June 30th, investors have sold 114,500 shares of HQI short. 2.08% of HireQuest's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on HireQuest's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for HireQuest?

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. HQI shares currently have a short interest ratio of 8.0. Learn More on HireQuest's short interest ratio.

What is a good short interest percentage for HireQuest?

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. 2.08% of HireQuest's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is HireQuest's short interest increasing or decreasing?

HireQuest saw a decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 114,500 shares, a decline of 1.5% from the previous total of 116,300 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 HireQuest's float size?

HireQuest currently has issued a total of 14,000,000 shares. Some of HireQuest'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. HireQuest currently has a public float of 5,510,000 shares.

How does HireQuest's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.08% of HireQuest's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to HireQuest: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (12.08%), TrueBlue, Inc. (3.92%), TTEC Holdings, Inc. (13.89%), DLH Holdings Corp. (0.34%), RCM Technologies, Inc. (2.91%), BGSF, Inc. (0.65%), Hudson Global, Inc. (0.18%), Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (5.31%), Robert Half Inc. (6.44%), ASGN Incorporated (3.96%),

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. ($3.71 billion), TC Energy Co. ($2.95 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.63 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.53 billion), Paychex, Inc. ($2.03 billion), Cencora, Inc. ($2.03 billion), Tractor Supply ($1.91 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.78 billion), Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.50 billion), and United Therapeutics Co. ($1.40 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short HireQuest stock?

Short selling HQI is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from HireQuest as its price is falling. HQI shares are trading up $0.80 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 HireQuest?

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

How often is HireQuest'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 HQI, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is June, 30 2024.



This page (NASDAQ:HQI) was last updated on 7/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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