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NASDAQ:OCFC

OceanFirst Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$21.73
-0.73 (-3.25 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$21.57
Now: $21.73
$22.77
50-Day Range
$18.16
MA: $20.04
$22.58
52-Week Range
$11.60
Now: $21.73
$22.93
Volume412,499 shs
Average Volume327,592 shs
Market Capitalization$1.31 billion
P/E Ratio22.87
Dividend Yield3.03%
Beta0.98

Short Interest

OceanFirst Financial (NASDAQ:OCFC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume677,400 shares
Previous Short Volume786,900 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-13.92%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$13.86 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares51,240,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted1.12%
Today's Trading Volume412,499 shares
Average Trading Volume327,592 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average25.92%

Short Interest Over Time


OceanFirst Financial (NASDAQ:OCFC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/2021677,400 shares $13.86 million -13.9%N/A2.3 $20.46
1/15/2021786,900 shares $14.86 million -3.2%N/A2.9 $18.88
12/31/2020636,500 shares $12.94 million +2.2%N/A2.3 $20.33
12/15/2020636,500 shares $11.97 million +2.2%N/A2.3 $18.80
11/30/2020622,700 shares $11.81 million -17.1%N/A2.5 $18.96
11/15/2020751,200 shares $11.85 million -9.3%N/A3.2 $15.77
10/30/2020828,300 shares $13.30 million +94.3%N/A3.9 $16.06
10/15/2020426,300 shares $6.88 million -10.2%N/A2.2 $16.13
9/30/2020474,800 shares $7.08 million -10.1%N/A2.4 $14.91
9/15/2020528,200 shares $7.24 million -0.5%N/A2.5 $13.70
8/31/2020530,600 shares $7.93 million -15.1%N/A2.5 $14.95
8/14/2020624,900 shares $9.92 million -12.0%N/A2.6 $15.88
7/31/2020709,800 shares $11.64 million -31.1%N/A2.8 $16.40
7/15/20201,030,000 shares $15.78 million -4.6%N/A3.8 $15.32
6/30/20201,080,000 shares $17.73 million +96.7%N/A4.1 $16.42
6/15/2020549,100 shares $9.30 million -1.5%N/A2 $16.94
5/29/2020557,200 shares $8.99 million +44.5%N/A1.8 $16.14
5/15/2020385,700 shares $6.44 million -7.6%N/A1.3 $16.70
4/30/2020417,400 shares $7.41 million -17.9%N/A1.5 $17.75
4/15/2020508,600 shares $7.63 million +6.5%N/A2 $15.01
3/31/2020477,500 shares $7.37 million +19.9%N/A1.8 $15.43
3/13/2020398,100 shares $6.81 million +21.1%N/A1.6 $17.11
2/28/2020328,700 shares $4.37 million +8.6%N/A1.5 $13.30
2/14/2020302,700 shares $5.09 million -1.4%N/A1.5 $16.83
1/31/2020307,000 shares $6.68 million -23.4%N/A1.5 $21.75

OceanFirst Financial (NASDAQ:OCFC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is OceanFirst Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of OceanFirst Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of January 29th, traders have sold 677,400 shares of OCFC short.

What is a good short interest ratio for OceanFirst Financial?

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. OceanFirst Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is OceanFirst Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

OceanFirst Financial saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 677,400 shares, a decrease of 13.9% from the previous total of 786,900 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.

How does OceanFirst Financial's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of OceanFirst Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "thrifts & mortgage finance" compare to OceanFirst Financial: People's United Financial, Inc. (0.00%), New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (4.48%), TFS Financial Co. (1.08%), MGIC Investment Co. (8.63%), Radian Group Inc. (6.72%), LendingTree, Inc. (14.46%), Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (2.10%), The Simply Good Foods Company (0.00%), WSFS Financial Co. (1.95%), and Washington Federal, Inc. (1.66%).

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 OceanFirst Financial stock?

Short selling OCFC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from OceanFirst Financial as its price is falling. OceanFirst Financial's stock is trading down $0.73 today. To short OceanFirst Financial 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 OceanFirst Financial 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 OceanFirst Financial?

A short squeeze for OceanFirst Financial 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 OCFC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is OceanFirst Financial'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 OCFC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.



This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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