Middlesex Water Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.03 (+0.97 %)
(As of 08/4/2021 10:44 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume2,045 shs
Average Volume378,376 shs
Market Capitalization$1.88 billion
P/E Ratio48.80
Dividend Yield1.05%

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume446,300 shares
Previous Short Volume275,900 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+61.76%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$40.62 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.1
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares17,490,000 shares
Float Size16,790,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.66%
Today's Trading Volume2,045 shares
Average Trading Volume378,376 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-99.46%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/2021446,300 shares $40.62 million +61.8%2.7%2.1 $91.01
6/30/2021275,900 shares $22.55 million -56.2%1.6%1.9 $81.73
6/15/2021629,200 shares $54.36 million -6.2%3.8%5.6 $86.40
5/28/2021670,500 shares $57.64 million +108.8%4.0%7.4 $85.96
5/14/2021321,100 shares $25.38 million +17.7%N/A3.3 $79.03
4/30/2021272,900 shares $22.28 million +3.3%N/A2.6 $81.64
4/15/2021264,300 shares $21.51 million +2.9%N/A1.9 $81.39
3/31/2021256,800 shares $20.09 million -0.8%N/A1.8 $78.24
3/15/2021258,900 shares $20.20 million -5.5%N/A1.9 $78.01
2/26/2021273,900 shares $18.49 million -46.2%N/A2.2 $67.52
2/12/2021509,200 shares $41.48 million -17.2%N/A4.5 $81.47
1/29/2021615,000 shares $48.31 million +192.6%N/A7.6 $78.55
1/15/2021210,200 shares $14.77 million -5.5%N/A2.9 $70.29
12/31/2020222,500 shares $16.00 million +8.7%N/A5.5 $71.92
12/15/2020204,700 shares $15.05 million -4.9%N/A5.3 $73.53
11/30/2020215,300 shares $14.98 million +1.3%N/A5.3 $69.60
11/15/2020212,600 shares $15.11 million -3.1%N/A5.3 $71.06
10/30/2020219,500 shares $14.56 million -5.2%N/A5.8 $66.32
10/15/2020231,600 shares $14.97 million -7.9%N/A6.1 $64.65
9/30/2020251,500 shares $15.63 million +11.6%N/A6.2 $62.15
9/15/2020225,400 shares $14.54 million -2.4%N/A4.6 $64.52
8/31/2020230,900 shares $14.81 million -15.0%N/A4.5 $64.13
8/14/2020271,500 shares $18.31 million -7.5%N/A5 $67.43
7/31/2020293,400 shares $18.80 million -1.9%N/A4.9 $64.06
7/15/2020299,100 shares $18.86 million -3.5%N/A4.4 $63.06

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Middlesex Water's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Middlesex Water shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of July 15th, investors have sold 446,300 shares of MSEX short. 2.66% of Middlesex Water's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Middlesex Water's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Middlesex Water?

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. Middlesex Water currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Middlesex Water

What is a good short interest percentage for Middlesex Water?

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. 2.66% of Middlesex Water's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Middlesex Water's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Middlesex Water saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 446,300 shares, an increase of 61.8% from the previous total of 275,900 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 Middlesex Water's float size?

Middlesex Water currently has issued a total of 17,490,000 shares. Some of Middlesex Water'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. Middlesex Water currently has a public float of 16,790,000 shares.

How does Middlesex Water's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.66% of Middlesex Water's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "water supply" compare to Middlesex Water: Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP (0.50%), American States Water (1.69%), California Water Service Group (1.48%), SJW Group (1.07%), The York Water Company (1.73%), Cadiz Inc. (6.26%), Global Water Resources, Inc. (1.10%), Artesian Resources Co. (1.11%), Pure Cycle Co. (1.35%), and Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (1.43%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.55 billion), Square, Inc. ($7.47 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.40 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($6.82 billion), Aon plc ($5.98 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.10 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.38 billion), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.41 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Middlesex Water stock?

Short selling MSEX is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Middlesex Water as its price is falling. Middlesex Water's stock is trading up $1.03 today. To short Middlesex Water 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 Middlesex Water 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 Middlesex Water?

A short squeeze for Middlesex Water 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 MSEX, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Middlesex Water'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 MSEX, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 8/4/2021 by Staff
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