OraSure Technologies (OSUR) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

-0.31 (-5.93%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

OraSure Technologies Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$19.84 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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OSUR Short Interest Over Time

OSUR Days to Cover Over Time

OSUR Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

OraSure Technologies Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/20243,750,000 shares $19.84 million +11.9%N/A4.1 $5.29
4/15/20243,350,000 shares $18.12 million +13.2%4.8%3.7 $5.41
3/31/20242,960,000 shares $18.20 million -29.2%4.2%3.2 $6.15
3/15/20244,180,000 shares $27.80 million +4.5%6.0%4.6 $6.65
2/29/20244,000,000 shares $28.78 million +8.4%5.7%4.7 $7.20
2/15/20243,690,000 shares $25.42 million -1.9%5.3%4.9 $6.89
1/31/20243,760,000 shares $27.71 million +11.9%5.4%5 $7.37
1/15/20243,360,000 shares $27.22 million -5.4%4.8%4.8 $8.10
12/31/20233,550,000 shares $29.11 million +8.2%5.1%5.6 $8.20
12/15/20233,280,000 shares $25.09 million +5.1%4.7%5.4 $7.65
11/30/20233,120,000 shares $22.84 million -4.9%4.5%5.7 $7.32
11/15/20233,280,000 shares $22.76 million +13.1%4.7%6.2 $6.94
10/31/20232,900,000 shares $14.96 million +8.2%4.1%5.4 $5.16
10/15/20232,680,000 shares $14.42 million -0.4%3.8%4.3 $5.38
9/30/20232,690,000 shares $15.95 million +16.0%3.8%4.3 $5.93
9/15/20232,320,000 shares $12.83 million -5.3%3.3%3.6 $5.53
8/31/20232,450,000 shares $15.83 million -0.4%3.5%3.9 $6.46
8/15/20232,460,000 shares $16.01 million No Change3.5%3.7 $6.51
7/31/20232,460,000 shares $11.61 million +29.5%3.5%3.5 $4.72
7/15/20231,900,000 shares $8.89 million +8.6%2.7%3.1 $4.68
6/30/20231,750,000 shares $8.77 million +11.5%2.5%2.9 $5.01
6/15/20231,570,000 shares $8.59 million +12.1%2.3%2.5 $5.47
5/31/20231,400,000 shares $7.04 million -5.4%2.0%2.3 $5.03
5/15/20231,480,000 shares $7.93 million +15.6%2.1%2.4 $5.36
4/30/20231,280,000 shares $8.70 million No Change1.8%2.1 $6.80
4/15/20231,280,000 shares $8.64 million -5.9%1.8%2.1 $6.75
3/31/20231,360,000 shares $8.23 million -12.3%2.0%2.3 $6.05
3/15/20231,550,000 shares $9.42 million +15.7%2.2%2.8 $6.08
2/28/20231,340,000 shares $8.46 million +8.9%1.9%2.6 $6.31
2/15/20231,230,000 shares $6.80 million -8.9%1.8%2.3 $5.53
1/31/20231,350,000 shares $7.53 million -4.9%1.9%2.8 $5.58
1/15/20231,420,000 shares $7.33 million -10.7%2.0%3 $5.16
12/30/20221,590,000 shares $7.66 million -0.6%2.3%3.2 $4.82
12/15/20221,600,000 shares $8.11 million +5.3%2.3%2.8 $5.07
11/30/20221,520,000 shares $7.66 million -12.6%2.2%2.4 $5.04
11/15/20221,740,000 shares $9.20 million -11.2%2.5%2.7 $5.29
10/31/20221,960,000 shares $8.55 million -14.4%2.8%2.5 $4.36
10/15/20222,290,000 shares $8.89 million -2.1%3.3%2.8 $3.88
9/30/20222,340,000 shares $8.87 million -20.4%3.4%2.5 $3.79
9/15/20222,940,000 shares $12.17 million -7.3%4.2%2.9 $4.14
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OSUR Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is OraSure Technologies' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of OraSure Technologies shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 30th, traders have sold 3,750,000 shares of OSUR short. Learn More on OraSure Technologies' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for OraSure Technologies?

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. OSUR shares currently have a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on OraSure Technologies's short interest ratio.

Is OraSure Technologies' short interest increasing or decreasing?

OraSure Technologies saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,750,000 shares, an increase of 11.9% from the previous total of 3,350,000 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.

How does OraSure Technologies' short interest compare to its competitors?

Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "surgical & medical instruments" compare to OraSure Technologies: Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (5.64%), Cerus Co. (3.09%), Utah Medical Products, Inc. (2.56%), Atrion Co. (8.86%), Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (17.41%), Nevro Corp. (11.18%), Pulmonx Co. (4.01%), The Beauty Health Company (13.00%), Surmodics, Inc. (3.63%), Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (5.64%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.98 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.35 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.06 billion), General Motors ($2.88 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.32 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.27 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.18 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.52 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short OraSure Technologies stock?

Short selling OSUR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from OraSure Technologies as its price is falling. OSUR shares are trading down $0.31 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 OraSure Technologies?

A short squeeze for OraSure Technologies 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 OSUR, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is OraSure Technologies' 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 OSUR, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2024.

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This page (NASDAQ:OSUR) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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