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Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet
Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
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Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
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Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
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Southern First Bancshares (SFST) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$31.89
-1.06 (-3.22%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

Southern First Bancshares Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
117,600 shares
Previous Short Volume
92,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+27.69%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$4.11 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
5.2
Last Record Date
February 15, 2024
Outstanding Shares
8,090,000 shares
Float Size
7,530,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
1.56%
Today's Trading Volume
35,423 shares
Average Trading Volume
16,952 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
209%
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Southern First Bancshares Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/15/2024117,600 shares $4.11 million +27.7%1.6%5.2 $34.94
1/31/202492,100 shares $3.45 million +7.1%1.2%4.2 $37.49
1/15/202486,000 shares $3.16 million +25.6%1.1%4.4 $36.70
12/31/202368,500 shares $2.54 million -1.2%0.9%3.9 $37.10
12/15/202369,300 shares $2.48 million -6.4%0.9%4.6 $35.75
11/30/202374,000 shares $2.17 million -6.0%1.0%5.1 $29.38
11/15/202378,700 shares $2.33 million -10.3%1.0%4.9 $29.59
10/31/202387,700 shares $2.37 million -8.0%1.2%5.4 $27.00
10/15/202395,300 shares $2.56 million +4.2%1.3%5.8 $26.91
9/30/202391,500 shares $2.47 million -9.4%1.2%5.1 $26.94
9/15/2023101,000 shares $2.77 million +4.1%1.3%5.3 $27.46
8/31/202397,000 shares $2.73 million -8.1%1.3%4.8 $28.11
8/15/2023105,500 shares $2.95 million +6.6%1.4%4.8 $28.00
7/31/202399,000 shares $2.99 million +5.0%1.3%2.9 $30.18
7/15/202394,300 shares $2.34 million +11.3%1.3%2.4 $24.84
6/30/202384,700 shares $2.10 million -0.4%1.1%2.1 $24.75
6/15/202385,000 shares $2.29 million +4.2%1.1%2.1 $26.98
5/31/202381,600 shares $1.87 million +1.5%1.1%1.8 $22.97
5/15/202380,400 shares $1.80 million -10.2%1.1%1.8 $22.45
4/30/202389,500 shares $2.47 million +6.4%1.2%2.6 $27.58
4/15/202384,100 shares $2.54 million -2.0%1.1%2.7 $30.23
3/31/202385,800 shares $2.63 million +25.8%1.1%3 $30.70
3/15/202368,200 shares $2.28 million +42.4%0.9%2.5 $33.43
2/28/202347,900 shares $1.93 million +3.7%0.6%2.2 $40.25
2/15/202346,200 shares $1.90 million -31.2%0.6%2.4 $41.06
1/31/202367,100 shares $2.82 million +14.7%0.9%3.3 $42.09
1/15/202358,500 shares $2.57 million -10.3%0.8%2.7 $43.99
12/30/202265,200 shares $2.98 million +10.1%0.8%3.1 $45.75
12/15/202259,200 shares $2.62 million +19.1%0.8%2.7 $44.34
11/30/202249,700 shares $2.46 million -5.2%0.6%2.3 $49.50
11/15/202252,400 shares $2.49 million -21.1%0.7%2.5 $47.50
10/31/202266,400 shares $2.97 million -20.8%0.9%3.3 $44.68
10/15/202283,800 shares $3.60 million +3.8%1.1%4 $43.00
9/30/202280,700 shares $3.36 million +3.5%1.1%4.1 $41.66
9/15/202278,000 shares $3.35 million +0.8%1.0%3.7 $42.99
8/31/202277,400 shares $3.34 million -10.2%1.0%3.4 $43.11
8/15/202286,200 shares $4.04 million +5.4%1.2%3.9 $46.81
7/31/202281,800 shares $3.66 million -8.2%1.1%3.7 $44.75
7/15/202289,100 shares $4.08 million +13.5%1.2%4.8 $45.78
6/30/202278,500 shares $3.42 million -32.3%1.1%4.3 $43.59













SFST Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southern First Bancshares' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Southern First Bancshares shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 15th, investors have sold 117,600 shares of SFST short. 1.56% of Southern First Bancshares' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Southern First Bancshares' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Southern First 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. SFST shares currently have a short interest ratio of 5.0. Learn More on Southern First Bancshares's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Southern First Bancshares?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Southern First Bancshares: 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 Southern First 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. 1.56% of Southern First Bancshares' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Southern First Bancshares' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Southern First Bancshares saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 117,600 shares, an increase of 27.7% from the previous total of 92,100 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 Southern First Bancshares' float size?

Southern First Bancshares currently has issued a total of 8,090,000 shares. Some of Southern First 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. Southern First Bancshares currently has a public float of 7,530,000 shares.

How does Southern First Bancshares' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.56% of Southern First Bancshares' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "finance" compare to Southern First Bancshares: Fidelity D & D Bancorp, Inc. (1.24%), Southern California Bancorp (2.51%), The First Bancorp, Inc. (0.36%), Capital Bancorp, Inc. (0.47%), NewtekOne, Inc. (7.46%), Financial Institutions, Inc. (0.50%), Peoples Financial Services Corp. (0.93%), The First of Long Island Co. (0.51%), National Bankshares, Inc. (2.08%), SmartFinancial, Inc. (0.46%),

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 Southern First Bancshares stock?

Short selling SFST is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Southern First Bancshares as its price is falling. SFST shares are trading down $1.06 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 Southern First Bancshares?

A short squeeze for Southern First Bancshares 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 SFST, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Southern First 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 SFST, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 15 2024.



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This page (NASDAQ:SFST) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff