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B. Riley Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+6.55 (+11.05 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $65.82
50-Day Range
MA: $51.43
52-Week Range
Now: $65.82
Volume540,454 shs
Average Volume204,839 shs
Market Capitalization$1.77 billion
P/E Ratio41.66
Dividend Yield2.53%

Short Interest

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume596,100 shares
Previous Short Volume587,400 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+1.48%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$39.24 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.0
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares26,530,000 shares
Float Size15,880,000 shares
Short Percent of Float3.75%
Today's Trading Volume540,454 shares
Average Trading Volume204,839 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average163.84%

Short Interest Over Time

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/2021596,100 shares $39.24 million +1.5%3.8%3.6 $65.82
1/29/2021587,400 shares $32.34 million -5.7%4.3%3.5 $55.05
1/15/2021622,800 shares $30.22 million +0.9%4.5%3.8 $48.53
12/31/2020628,100 shares $28.40 million +4.1%4.7%5.4 $45.21
12/15/2020628,100 shares $27.22 million +4.1%4.7%5.4 $43.34
11/30/2020603,500 shares $24.67 million +0.7%4.4%5.4 $40.87
11/15/2020599,300 shares $21.66 million -1.0%4.3%5.3 $36.14
10/30/2020605,500 shares $18.19 million +16.6%4.3%5.7 $30.04
10/15/2020519,400 shares $13.28 million -27.4%3.7%5 $25.57
9/30/2020715,300 shares $19.46 million -13.3%5.1%7 $27.20
9/15/2020825,300 shares $20.30 million +27.1%5.8%7.6 $24.60
8/31/2020649,400 shares $17.05 million -3.5%4.6%5.9 $26.26
8/14/2020672,900 shares $18.11 million -29.5%4.7%6 $26.92
7/31/2020955,000 shares $25.46 million -6.4%6.6%8.1 $26.66
7/15/20201,020,000 shares $26.02 million -8.1%7.0%8.6 $25.51
6/30/20201,110,000 shares $25.12 million +25.7%7.6%8.8 $22.63
6/15/2020882,900 shares $18.83 million +2.3%6.0%6.9 $21.33
5/29/2020862,800 shares $17.55 million +7.0%5.9%6.4 $20.34
5/15/2020806,400 shares $15.51 million +78.1%5.4%6.3 $19.23
4/30/2020452,900 shares $8.85 million -1.1%3.0%3.9 $19.53
4/15/2020457,800 shares $7.92 million +9.4%3.0%4.6 $17.31
3/31/2020418,600 shares $7.33 million +144.1%2.7%4.6 $17.51
3/13/2020171,500 shares $3.24 million -16.4%1.1%1.9 $18.90
2/28/2020205,100 shares $3.00 million +8.8%1.3%3.6 $14.62
2/14/2020188,600 shares $4.03 million -4.5%1.2%3.4 $21.37

B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) Short Interest FAQ

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What is B. Riley Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of B. Riley Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 596,100 shares of RILY short. 3.75% of B. Riley Financial's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for B. Riley 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. B. Riley Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for B. Riley Financial?

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. 3.75% of B. Riley Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is B. Riley Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

B. Riley Financial saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 596,100 shares, an increase of 1.5% from the previous total of 587,400 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 B. Riley Financial's float size?

B. Riley Financial currently has issued a total of 26,845,000 shares. Some of B. Riley Financial'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. B. Riley Financial currently has a public float of 15,880,000 shares.

How does B. Riley Financial's short interest compare to its competitors?

3.75% of B. Riley Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "business services, not elsewhere classified" compare to B. Riley Financial: HealthEquity, Inc. (0.00%), Concentrix Co. (1.22%), Shift4 Payments, Inc. (8.85%), CDK Global, Inc. (1.64%), Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (1.14%), Grubhub Inc. (0.00%), American Well Co. (6.08%), TriNet Group, Inc. (3.87%), Maximus, Inc. (2.03%), and MultiPlan Co. (8.78%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short B. Riley Financial stock?

Short selling RILY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from B. Riley Financial as its price is falling. B. Riley Financial's stock is trading up $6.55 today. To short B. Riley 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 B. Riley 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 B. Riley Financial?

A short squeeze for B. Riley Financial occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock increases in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of RILY, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is B. Riley 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 RILY, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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