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NASDAQ:LHCG

LHC Group Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$219.03
+0.86 (+0.39 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$217.17
Now: $219.03
$223.80
50-Day Range
$199.58
MA: $213.13
$221.64
52-Week Range
$100.00
Now: $219.03
$236.81
Volume154,318 shs
Average Volume159,595 shs
Market Capitalization$6.92 billion
P/E Ratio66.57
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.46

Short Interest

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:602,200 shares
Previous Short Volume:639,500 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-5.83%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$131.86 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:4.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:31,490,000 shares
Float Size:30,110,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:2.00%
Today's Trading Volume:154,318 shares
Average Trading Volume:159,595 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-3.31%



LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/2020602,200 $131.86 million -5.8%2.0%3.6$218.97
12/15/2020602,200 $128.18 million -5.8%2.0%3.6$212.85
11/30/2020639,500 $140.55 million -6.6%2.1%3.7$219.78
11/15/2020684,900 $134.46 million 11.0%2.3%3.9$196.32
10/30/2020617,000 $131.50 million -23.4%2.1%3.5$213.12
10/15/2020805,800 $179.56 million 18.5%2.7%4.2$222.84
9/30/2020680,100 $154.57 million -1.7%2.3%3.3$227.28
9/15/2020691,600 $140.28 million -14.4%2.3%3$202.83
8/31/2020808,200 $164.48 million -7.2%2.7%3.3$203.51
8/14/2020871,200 $181.43 million -15.4%2.9%3.3$208.25
7/31/20201,030,000 $203.61 million -1.0%3.4%3.5$197.68
7/15/20201,040,000 $202.91 million 1.0%3.5%3.4$195.11
6/30/20201,030,000 $193.48 million 39.9%3.4%2.4$187.84
6/15/2020736,500 $130.29 million -24.3%2.5%1.7$176.90
5/29/2020973,000 $162.26 million -31.0%3.2%2$166.76
5/15/20201,410,000 $229.14 million 13.7%4.7%2.9$162.51
4/30/20201,240,000 $201.48 million -12.7%4.1%2.7$162.48
4/15/20201,420,000 $202.86 million 35.2%4.8%3.3$142.86
3/31/20201,050,000 $129.13 million -23.1%3.5%3.3$122.98
3/13/20201,364,500 $190.09 million -9.6%4.6%3.7$139.31
2/28/20201,510,000 $182.66 million -9.0%5.1%6.5$120.97
2/14/20201,660,000 $216.36 million -13.5%5.6%8.6$130.34
1/31/20201,920,000 $288.75 million 3.8%6.4%10.5$150.39
1/15/20201,850,000 $287.66 million 9.5%6.2%9.2$155.49
12/31/20191,690,000 $247.97 million -2.9%5.7%8.8$146.73

LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) Short Interest FAQ

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What is LHC Group's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of LHC Group shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, investors have sold 602,200 shares of LHCG short. 2.00% of LHC Group's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for LHC Group?

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. LHC Group currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for LHC Group?

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. 2.00% of LHC Group's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is LHC Group's short interest increasing or decreasing?

LHC Group saw a drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 602,200 shares, a drop of 5.8% from the previous total of 639,500 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 LHC Group's float size?

LHC Group currently has issued a total of 31,592,000 shares. Some of LHC Group'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. LHC Group currently has a public float of 30,110,000 shares.

How does LHC Group's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.00% of LHC Group's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care services" compare to LHC Group: Laboratory Co. of America Holdings (1.82%), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (1.90%), DaVita Inc. (4.79%), Amedisys, Inc. (0.00%), Chemed Co. (1.17%), AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (0.00%), R1 RCM Inc. (0.00%), The Providence Service Co. (0.00%), MEDNAX, Inc. (14.13%), and CorVel Co. (2.53%).

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. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short LHC Group stock?

Short selling LHCG is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from LHC Group as its price is falling. LHC Group's stock is trading up $0.86 today. To short LHC Group 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 LHC Group 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 LHC Group?

A short squeeze for LHC Group 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 LHCG, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is LHC Group'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 LHCG, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.


This page was last updated on 1/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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