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PriceSmart (PSMT) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$83.79
-0.01 (-0.01%)
(As of 02/28/2024 ET)

PriceSmart Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
882,100 shares
Previous Short Volume
1,120,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-21.24%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$71.71 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
5.4
Last Record Date
February 15, 2024
Outstanding Shares
30,520,000 shares
Float Size
24,550,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
3.59%
Today's Trading Volume
129,251 shares
Average Trading Volume
159,791 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
81%
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PriceSmart Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/15/2024882,100 shares $71.71 million -21.2%3.6%5.4 $81.29
1/31/20241,120,000 shares $85.14 million -0.9%4.6%6.7 $76.02
1/15/20241,130,000 shares $87.01 million -2.6%4.6%5.8 $77.00
12/31/20231,160,000 shares $87.90 million -11.5%4.7%5.2 $75.78
12/15/20231,310,000 shares $97.22 million +4.8%5.4%5.3 $74.21
11/30/20231,250,000 shares $84.24 million -0.8%5.1%5.3 $67.39
11/15/20231,260,000 shares $86.63 million -2.3%5.2%5.4 $68.75
10/31/20231,290,000 shares $80.61 million +3.2%5.3%5.6 $62.49
10/15/20231,250,000 shares $90.89 million +4.2%4.9%6.2 $72.71
9/30/20231,200,000 shares $89.32 million +20.5%4.7%6.7 $74.43
9/15/2023996,300 shares $77.18 million +7.1%3.9%7.2 $77.47
8/31/2023930,000 shares $73.92 million +62.8%3.7%6.7 $79.48
8/15/2023571,200 shares $43.83 million -29.2%2.3%4 $76.74
7/31/2023806,800 shares $62.71 million -2.0%3.2%5.8 $77.73
7/15/2023823,000 shares $62.62 million +29.9%3.2%5.8 $76.09
6/30/2023633,800 shares $46.94 million +13.7%2.5%4.3 $74.06
6/15/2023557,500 shares $42.25 million +25.1%2.2%4.1 $75.78
5/31/2023445,500 shares $32.29 million -5.4%1.8%3.5 $72.48
5/15/2023470,800 shares $33.38 million -20.2%1.9%3.9 $70.90
4/30/2023590,100 shares $43.48 million -4.8%2.3%5.1 $73.68
4/15/2023619,900 shares $47.33 million +16.4%2.5%5.6 $76.35
3/31/2023532,600 shares $38.07 million -12.0%2.1%4.9 $71.48
3/15/2023605,300 shares $41.36 million +25.4%2.4%5.8 $68.33
2/28/2023482,800 shares $33.66 million -10.1%1.9%4.5 $69.72
2/15/2023537,100 shares $39.35 million +5.5%2.1%5.1 $73.26
1/31/2023509,300 shares $37.85 million -7.7%2.0%4.8 $74.31
1/15/2023552,000 shares $38.54 million +4.1%2.2%5.2 $69.81
12/30/2022530,400 shares $32.24 million +16.8%2.1%5.2 $60.78
12/15/2022454,300 shares $28.46 million +5.4%1.8%4.5 $62.65
11/30/2022430,900 shares $30.61 million -10.9%1.7%4.3 $71.04
11/15/2022483,800 shares $34.76 million -11.3%1.9%4.7 $71.85
10/31/2022545,300 shares $34.88 million -5.2%2.2%5 $63.97
10/15/2022575,200 shares $33.67 million +3.4%2.3%5 $58.54
9/30/2022556,400 shares $32.04 million +14.4%2.2%4.4 $57.59
9/15/2022486,400 shares $29.85 million -2.8%1.9%3.7 $61.37
8/31/2022500,300 shares $31.65 million +15.5%2.0%3.8 $63.27
8/15/2022433,000 shares $28.69 million -20.2%1.7%3.3 $66.25
7/31/2022542,600 shares $36.02 million -2.7%2.2%3.9 $66.38
7/15/2022557,700 shares $36.91 million -0.3%2.2%3.9 $66.18
6/30/2022559,200 shares $40.06 million -0.1%2.3%3.7 $71.63













PSMT Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is PriceSmart's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of PriceSmart shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 15th, investors have sold 882,100 shares of PSMT short. 3.59% of PriceSmart's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on PriceSmart's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for PriceSmart?

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. PSMT shares currently have a short interest ratio of 5.0. Learn More on PriceSmart's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting PriceSmart?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of PriceSmart: Citadel Advisors LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, and Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for PriceSmart?

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. 3.59% of PriceSmart's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is PriceSmart's short interest increasing or decreasing?

PriceSmart saw a decline in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 882,100 shares, a decline of 21.2% from the previous total of 1,120,000 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 PriceSmart's float size?

PriceSmart currently has issued a total of 30,520,000 shares. Some of PriceSmart'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. PriceSmart currently has a public float of 24,550,000 shares.

How does PriceSmart's short interest compare to its competitors?

3.59% of PriceSmart's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to PriceSmart: Big Lots, Inc. (25.35%), Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (4.82%), MINISO Group Holding Limited (1.51%), Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (13.87%), Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (2.45%), Papa John's International, Inc. (7.76%), Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (10.27%), Qurate Retail, Inc. (0.76%), ACV Auctions Inc. (6.93%), Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (12.81%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Super Micro Computer, Inc. ($5.32 billion), T-Mobile US, Inc. ($4.38 billion), General Motors ($3.76 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.08 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($2.65 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.62 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.52 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.19 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.84 billion), and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($1.78 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short PriceSmart stock?

Short selling PSMT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from PriceSmart as its price is falling. PSMT shares are trading down $0.01 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 PriceSmart?

A short squeeze for PriceSmart 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 PSMT, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is PriceSmart'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 PSMT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 15 2024.



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This page (NASDAQ:PSMT) was last updated on 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff