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El Pollo Loco Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.29 (-1.56 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $18.33
50-Day Range
MA: $19.68
52-Week Range
Now: $18.33
Volume143,550 shs
Average Volume243,507 shs
Market Capitalization$668.07 million
P/E Ratio28.64
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,980,000 shares
Previous Short Volume2,150,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-7.91%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$41.48 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover8.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares38,430,000 shares
Float Size19,130,000 shares
Short Percent of Float10.35%
Today's Trading Volume143,550 shares
Average Trading Volume243,507 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-41.05%

Short Interest Over Time

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/20211,980,000 shares $41.48 million -7.9%10.4%7.8 $20.95
1/15/20212,150,000 shares $43.24 million -4.9%11.2%7.9 $20.11
12/31/20202,180,000 shares $41.97 million +1.4%11.4%8 $19.25
12/15/20202,180,000 shares $40.55 million +1.4%11.4%8 $18.60
11/30/20202,150,000 shares $38.85 million -12.6%11.2%7.5 $18.07
11/15/20202,460,000 shares $38.55 million -23.8%13.0%8.4 $15.67
10/30/20203,230,000 shares $50.55 million -6.7%17.1%11.7 $15.65
10/15/20203,460,000 shares $58.92 million -2.3%18.6%11 $17.03
9/30/20203,540,000 shares $61.88 million -1.1%19.0%10.9 $17.48
9/15/20203,580,000 shares $55.28 million -0.6%19.2%10.8 $15.44
8/31/20203,600,000 shares $62.42 million -0.6%19.3%10.7 $17.34
8/14/20203,620,000 shares $65.49 million -1.6%19.9%10.1 $18.09
7/31/20203,680,000 shares $63.59 million -6.8%20.2%9.7 $17.28
7/15/20203,950,000 shares $78.05 million -0.3%22.2%11 $19.76
6/30/20203,960,000 shares $63.76 million +6.7%22.3%10.4 $16.10
6/15/20203,710,000 shares $55.43 million -1.3%20.9%8.7 $14.94
5/29/20203,760,000 shares $54.33 million +0.5%21.2%7.9 $14.45
5/15/20203,740,000 shares $51.87 million +18.7%21.1%7.8 $13.87
4/30/20203,150,000 shares $44.57 million +12.5%17.6%6.8 $14.15
4/15/20202,800,000 shares $38.19 million -17.2%15.6%6.7 $13.64
3/31/20203,380,000 shares $36.50 million -17.0%18.9%8.4 $10.80
3/13/20204,072,900 shares $45.45 million -5.7%18.4%7.6 $11.16
2/28/20204,320,000 shares $34.39 million -2.0%19.5%13.3 $7.96
2/14/20204,410,000 shares $46.44 million +1.9%24.9%14.2 $10.53
1/31/20204,330,000 shares $58.71 million +8.3%24.5%12.9 $13.56

El Pollo Loco (NASDAQ:LOCO) Short Interest FAQ

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What is El Pollo Loco's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of El Pollo Loco shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of January 29th, investors have sold 1,980,000 shares of LOCO short. 10.35% of El Pollo Loco's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for El Pollo Loco?

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. El Pollo Loco currently has a short interest ratio of 8.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for El Pollo Loco?

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. 10.35% of El Pollo Loco's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is El Pollo Loco's short interest increasing or decreasing?

El Pollo Loco saw a drop in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 1,980,000 shares, a drop of 7.9% from the previous total of 2,150,000 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 El Pollo Loco's float size?

El Pollo Loco currently has issued a total of 36,447,000 shares. Some of El Pollo Loco'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. El Pollo Loco currently has a public float of 19,130,000 shares.

How does El Pollo Loco's short interest compare to its competitors?

10.35% of El Pollo Loco's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "eating places" compare to El Pollo Loco: The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (17.85%), Main Street Capital Co. (2.95%), Jack in the Box Inc. (9.21%), Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (15.16%), Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (0.00%), Dine Brands Global, Inc. (7.80%), BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (11.44%), Denny's Co. (0.00%), Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (0.00%), and Chuy's Holdings, Inc. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon Plc ($5.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.03 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.99 billion), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ($4.72 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.57 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.58 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.75 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.43 billion), and Palantir Technologies Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short El Pollo Loco stock?

Short selling LOCO is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from El Pollo Loco as its price is falling. El Pollo Loco's stock is trading down $0.29 today. To short El Pollo Loco 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 El Pollo Loco 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 El Pollo Loco?

A short squeeze for El Pollo Loco 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 LOCO, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is El Pollo Loco'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 LOCO, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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