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NASDAQ:LESL

Leslie's Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$18.62
+0.53 (+2.93%)
(As of 05/23/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$17.92
$18.88
50-Day Range
$16.73
$21.50
52-Week Range
$16.40
$31.55
Volume
1.41 million shs
Average Volume
1.81 million shs
Market Capitalization
$3.40 billion
P/E Ratio
25.86
Dividend Yield
N/A
Beta
0.55

Leslie's (NASDAQ:LESL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
24,530,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
24,090,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+1.83%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$480.79 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
14.1
Last Record Date
April, 30 2022
Outstanding Shares
182,839,000 shares
Float Size
158,240,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
15.50%
Today's Trading Volume
1,409,079 shares
Average Trading Volume
1,809,052 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
-22.11%
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time


Leslie's (NASDAQ:LESL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/202224,530,000 shares $480.79 million +1.8%15.5%14.1 $19.60
4/15/202224,090,000 shares $503.48 million +6.6%15.2%13.6 $20.90
3/31/202222,600,000 shares $437.54 million +10.0%14.3%12.5 $19.36
3/15/202220,540,000 shares $399.09 million +5.1%13.0%12.3 $19.43
2/28/202219,540,000 shares $416.40 million +6.8%12.3%9.9 $21.31
2/15/202218,290,000 shares $390.67 million -2.1%11.5%9.3 $21.36
1/31/202218,680,000 shares $389.10 million +6.3%11.8%9.5 $20.83
1/15/202217,570,000 shares $387.77 million +5.7%10.6%9.4 $22.07
12/31/202116,630,000 shares $393.47 million -3.9%10.0%8.8 $23.66
12/15/202117,310,000 shares $366.63 million +3.6%10.4%8.8 $21.18
11/30/202116,710,000 shares $350.24 million -6.2%11.0%8.3 $20.96
11/15/202117,810,000 shares $381.85 million -17.2%11.7%9.1 $21.44
10/29/202121,520,000 shares $445.03 million -10.7%14.2%10.8 $20.68
10/15/202124,090,000 shares $497.70 million -10.4%15.8%12.4 $20.66
9/30/202126,880,000 shares $552.12 million -3.9%17.7%14.6 $20.54
9/15/202127,980,000 shares $632.63 million +5.8%18.4%14.8 $22.61
8/31/202126,440,000 shares $637.73 million +5.0%18.7%13.2 $24.12
8/13/202125,190,000 shares $608.09 million +16.8%17.9%12 $24.14
7/30/202121,560,000 shares $524.99 million +6.3%15.3%10.4 $24.35
7/15/202120,290,000 shares $509.89 million +2.4%14.4%9.5 $25.13
6/30/202119,810,000 shares $544.58 million +20.1%14.1%9.3 $27.49
6/15/202116,490,000 shares $446.55 million +4.9%11.8%8.2 $27.08
5/28/202115,720,000 shares $458.40 million +6.1%12.6%9.1 $29.16
5/14/202114,820,000 shares $399.55 million +14.5%12.0%10.7 $26.96
4/30/202112,940,000 shares $384.97 million +9.5%12.4%7 $29.75













Leslie's (NASDAQ:LESL) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Leslie's' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Leslie's shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, traders have sold 24,530,000 shares of LESL short. 15.50% of Leslie's' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Leslie's' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Leslie's?

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. Leslie's currently has a short interest ratio of 14.0. Learn More on Leslie's's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Leslie's?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Leslie's: Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Group One Trading L.P., Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Simplex Trading LLC, and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Leslie's?

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. 15.50% of Leslie's' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Leslie's' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Leslie's saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 24,530,000 shares, an increase of 1.8% from the previous total of 24,090,000 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 Leslie's' float size?

Leslie's currently has issued a total of 182,839,000 shares. Some of Leslie'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. Leslie's currently has a public float of 158,240,000 shares.

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

15.50% of Leslie's' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "consumer staples" compare to Leslie's: Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (0.00%), The J. M. Smucker Company (6.23%), Albertsons Companies, Inc. (7.51%), Mowi ASA (0.00%), Darling Ingredients Inc. (1.28%), Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (0.00%), Davide Campari-Milano (0.00%), Molson Coors Beverage (5.84%), Want Want China Holdings Limited (0.00%), and Service Co. International (2.39%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($4.31 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.24 billion), Lucid Group, Inc. ($2.25 billion), HP Inc. ($2.22 billion), GameStop Corp. ($1.69 billion), Carnival Co. & plc ($1.66 billion), Snap Inc. ($1.64 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($1.63 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.60 billion), and Upstart Holdings, Inc. ($1.53 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Leslie's stock?

Short selling LESL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Leslie's as its price is falling. Leslie's' stock is trading up $0.53 today. To short Leslie's 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 Leslie's 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 Leslie's?

A short squeeze for Leslie's 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 LESL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Leslie'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 LESL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2022.



This page was last updated on 5/23/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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