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Kezar Life Sciences Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.09 (+1.75 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume151,467 shs
Average Volume282,213 shs
Market Capitalization$251.94 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ:KZR) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,380,000 shares
Previous Short Volume2,040,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+65.69%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$20.85 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover11.5
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares19,120,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted7.03%
Today's Trading Volume151,467 shares
Average Trading Volume282,213 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-46.33%

Short Interest Over Time

Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ:KZR) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20213,380,000 shares $20.85 million +65.7%N/A11.5 $6.17
3/31/20212,040,000 shares $12.10 million +4.1%N/A7 $5.93
3/15/20211,960,000 shares $13.33 million +11.4%N/A8.8 $6.80
2/26/20211,760,000 shares $9.77 million +4.8%N/A8.2 $5.55
2/12/20211,680,000 shares $10.18 million +43.6%N/A7.3 $6.06
1/29/20211,170,000 shares $6.34 million -2.5%N/A5.9 $5.42
1/15/20211,200,000 shares $6.84 million -36.5%N/A6.5 $5.70
12/31/20201,890,000 shares $10.09 million +17.4%N/A10.5 $5.34
12/15/20201,610,000 shares $8.90 million -5.9%N/A8.5 $5.53
11/30/20201,710,000 shares $10.16 million -6.0%N/A8.7 $5.94
11/15/20201,820,000 shares $10.06 million +6.4%N/A9.3 $5.53
10/30/20201,710,000 shares $9.15 million +11.8%N/A9.3 $5.35
10/15/20201,530,000 shares $8.26 million +2.0%N/A7.7 $5.40
9/30/20201,500,000 shares $7.26 million +7.9%N/A6.7 $4.84
9/15/20201,390,000 shares $6.82 million +10.3%N/A4.4 $4.91
8/31/20201,260,000 shares $6.12 million -2.3%N/A2.9 $4.86
8/14/20201,290,000 shares $5.78 million -4.4%N/A1.5 $4.48
7/31/20201,350,000 shares $5.90 million No ChangeN/A1.6 $4.37
7/15/20201,350,000 shares $6.63 million -0.7%N/A1.6 $4.91
6/30/20201,360,000 shares $7.43 million +162.6%N/A1.6 $5.46
6/15/2020517,900 shares $2.57 million +72.7%N/A0.7 $4.96
5/29/2020299,900 shares $1.57 million -67.1%N/A0.5 $5.25
5/15/2020910,900 shares $4.70 million -6.2%N/A4 $5.16
4/30/2020971,400 shares $4.57 million -1.1%N/A3.4 $4.70
4/15/2020982,500 shares $4.31 million -0.9%N/A3.2 $4.39

Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ:KZR) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Kezar Life Sciences' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Kezar Life Sciences shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, traders have sold 3,380,000 shares of KZR short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Kezar Life Sciences?

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. Kezar Life Sciences currently has a short interest ratio of 12.0.

Is Kezar Life Sciences' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Kezar Life Sciences saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,380,000 shares, an increase of 65.7% from the previous total of 2,040,000 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 Kezar Life Sciences' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Kezar Life Sciences' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "pharmaceutical preparations" compare to Kezar Life Sciences: Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. (7.54%), ESSA Pharma Inc. (1.23%), Radius Health, Inc. (0.00%), Akero Therapeutics, Inc. (16.31%), Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (0.00%), Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (0.00%), Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (7.32%), Epizyme, Inc. (15.41%), ORIC Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (18.52%), and G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (21.09%).

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 Kezar Life Sciences stock?

Short selling KZR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Kezar Life Sciences as its price is falling. Kezar Life Sciences' stock is trading up $0.09 today. To short Kezar Life Sciences 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 Kezar Life Sciences 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 Kezar Life Sciences?

A short squeeze for Kezar Life Sciences 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 KZR, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Kezar Life Sciences' 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 KZR, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2021 by Staff
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