FreightCar America Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.36 (+5.97 %)
(As of 05/7/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume1.12 million shs
Average Volume2.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$99.61 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume759,700 shares
Previous Short Volume508,500 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+49.40%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$4.02 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.3
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares12,600,000 shares
Float Size11,340,000 shares
Short Percent of Float6.70%
Today's Trading Volume1,124,243 shares
Average Trading Volume2,136,890 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-47.39%

Short Interest Over Time

FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/2021759,700 shares $4.02 million +49.4%6.7%0.3$5.29
3/31/2021508,500 shares $2.47 million +238.8%4.5%0.2$4.86
3/15/2021150,100 shares $516,344.00 +27.0%1.3%0.4$3.44
2/26/2021118,200 shares $400,698.00 -11.5%1.1%0.2$3.39
2/12/2021133,600 shares $533,064.00 -50.6%1.2%0.1$3.99
1/29/2021270,600 shares $952,512.00 -43.6%2.4%0.3$3.52
1/15/2021479,900 shares $1.49 million -14.8%4.2%0.5$3.11
12/31/2020562,900 shares $1.34 million +0.7%4.9%0.6$2.38
12/15/2020558,900 shares $1.50 million +64.3%4.9%0.6$2.68
11/30/2020340,100 shares $938,676.00 +48.0%N/A0.4$2.76
11/15/2020229,800 shares $363,084.00 -29.9%2.1%1$1.58
10/30/2020328,000 shares $446,080.00 +53.9%2.9%1.4$1.36
10/15/2020213,200 shares $483,964.00 -9.6%1.8%0.9$2.27
9/30/2020235,900 shares $537,852.00 +4.6%1.9%1.1$2.28
9/15/2020225,600 shares $534,672.00 +38.3%1.9%1$2.37
8/31/2020163,100 shares $243,019.00 -2.2%1.3%0.8$1.49
8/14/2020166,700 shares $300,060.00 -35.8%1.4%0.9$1.80
7/31/2020259,500 shares $415,200.00 +50.8%2.1%1.3$1.60
7/15/2020172,100 shares $220,288.00 -9.1%1.4%1.1$1.28
6/30/2020189,400 shares $244,326.00 +11.5%1.6%1.3$1.29
6/15/2020169,800 shares $259,794.00 -9.2%1.4%1.3$1.53
5/29/2020187,000 shares $224,400.00 +1.2%1.6%1.6$1.20
5/15/2020184,800 shares $173,712.00 -6.4%1.5%1.9$0.94
4/30/2020197,500 shares $296,250.00 -5.2%1.6%2.2$1.50
4/15/2020208,400 shares $295,427.84 -1.2%1.7%2.3$1.42

FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is FreightCar America's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of FreightCar America shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, investors have sold 759,700 shares of RAIL short. 6.70% of FreightCar America's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest percentage for FreightCar America?

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. 6.70% of FreightCar America's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is FreightCar America's short interest increasing or decreasing?

FreightCar America saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 759,700 shares, an increase of 49.4% from the previous total of 508,500 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 FreightCar America's float size?

FreightCar America currently has issued a total of 15,588,000 shares. Some of FreightCar America'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. FreightCar America currently has a public float of 11,340,000 shares.

How does FreightCar America's short interest compare to its competitors?

6.70% of FreightCar America's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" compare to FreightCar America: Caterpillar Inc. (1.16%), Deere & Company (0.90%), Cummins Inc. (2.63%), PACCAR Inc (1.58%), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Co. (1.94%), The Toro Company (0.00%), AGCO Co. (1.72%), Oshkosh Co. (1.76%), Navistar International Co. (8.64%), and Terex Co. (2.06%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short FreightCar America stock?

Short selling RAIL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from FreightCar America as its price is falling. FreightCar America's stock is trading up $0.36 today. To short FreightCar America 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 FreightCar America 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 FreightCar America?

A short squeeze for FreightCar America 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 RAIL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is FreightCar America'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 RAIL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/8/2021 by Staff
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