ServisFirst Bancshares Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.55 (+0.91 %)
(As of 04/9/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $61.12
50-Day Range
MA: $56.97
52-Week Range
Now: $61.12
Volume95,176 shs
Average Volume210,900 shs
Market Capitalization$3.31 billion
P/E Ratio20.72
Dividend Yield1.32%

Short Interest

ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,390,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,420,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-2.11%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$89.06 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover6.6
Last Record DateMarch, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares53,530,000 shares
Float Size48,370,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.87%
Today's Trading Volume95,176 shares
Average Trading Volume210,900 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-54.87%

Short Interest Over Time

ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/15/20211,390,000 shares $89.06 million -2.1%2.9%6.6 $64.07
2/26/20211,420,000 shares $80.87 million -2.7%3.0%8.2 $56.95
2/12/20211,460,000 shares $72.36 million -2.0%3.1%9.2 $49.56
1/29/20211,490,000 shares $68.09 million -0.7%3.2%9.5 $45.70
1/15/20211,500,000 shares $62.27 million -13.8%3.2%9.8 $41.51
12/31/20201,540,000 shares $66.53 million -0.7%3.3%10.3 $43.20
12/15/20201,540,000 shares $63.09 million -0.7%3.3%10.3 $40.97
11/30/20201,550,000 shares $62.23 million -11.4%3.3%10.1 $40.15
11/15/20201,750,000 shares $66.12 million +0.6%3.7%11.1 $37.78
10/30/20201,740,000 shares $66.31 million -8.9%3.7%11.5 $38.11
10/15/20201,910,000 shares $71.01 million -11.2%4.1%12.5 $37.18
9/30/20202,150,000 shares $81.29 million +0.9%4.5%13.2 $37.81
9/15/20202,130,000 shares $70.52 million -5.3%4.5%12.2 $33.11
8/31/20202,250,000 shares $79.72 million -1.3%4.8%12.9 $35.43
8/14/20202,280,000 shares $84.27 million -8.1%4.8%12.3 $36.96
7/31/20202,480,000 shares $94.76 million -11.7%5.3%12.6 $38.21
7/15/20202,810,000 shares $102.82 million -7.6%6.0%13.6 $36.59
6/30/20203,040,000 shares $113.15 million +6.7%6.5%14 $37.22
6/15/20202,850,000 shares $96.07 million +0.4%6.1%12.2 $33.71
5/29/20202,840,000 shares $96.22 million +4.4%6.0%10.6 $33.88
5/15/20202,720,000 shares $94.87 million -2.2%5.8%9.9 $34.88
4/30/20202,780,000 shares $105.03 million +4.1%5.9%9.8 $37.78
4/15/20202,670,000 shares $86.21 million -7.0%5.7%9.4 $32.29
3/31/20202,870,000 shares $91.15 million +13.1%6.1%10.6 $31.76
3/13/20202,536,800 shares $83.49 million +3.1%5.6%10.7 $32.91

ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS) Short Interest FAQ

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What is ServisFirst Bancshares' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of ServisFirst Bancshares shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 15th, traders have sold 1,390,000 shares of SFBS short. 2.87% of ServisFirst Bancshares' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for ServisFirst Bancshares?

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. ServisFirst Bancshares currently has a short interest ratio of 7.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for ServisFirst Bancshares?

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. 2.87% of ServisFirst Bancshares' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is ServisFirst Bancshares' short interest increasing or decreasing?

ServisFirst Bancshares saw a decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,390,000 shares, a decrease of 2.1% from the previous total of 1,420,000 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 ServisFirst Bancshares' float size?

ServisFirst Bancshares currently has issued a total of 54,099,000 shares. Some of ServisFirst Bancshares' 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. ServisFirst Bancshares currently has a public float of 48,370,000 shares.

How does ServisFirst Bancshares' short interest compare to its competitors?

2.87% of ServisFirst Bancshares' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "state commercial banks" compare to ServisFirst Bancshares: Signature Bank (0.00%), East West Bancorp, Inc. (1.30%), Western Alliance Bancorporation (1.75%), Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (0.00%), First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (5.44%), Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (0.00%), First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (4.17%), Popular, Inc. (1.21%), South State Co. (2.04%), and Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (0.00%).

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 ($5.64 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.59 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.47 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.95 billion), Baidu, Inc. ($3.51 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.18 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.24 billion), and Bilibili Inc. ($2.06 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short ServisFirst Bancshares stock?

Short selling SFBS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from ServisFirst Bancshares as its price is falling. ServisFirst Bancshares' stock is trading up $0.55 today. To short ServisFirst Bancshares 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 ServisFirst Bancshares 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 ServisFirst Bancshares?

A short squeeze for ServisFirst Bancshares 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 SFBS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is ServisFirst Bancshares' 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 SFBS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/10/2021 by Staff
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