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NASDAQ:SLM

SLM Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$15.99
+0.09 (+0.57 %)
(As of 03/3/2021 12:57 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$15.87
Now: $15.99
$16.05
50-Day Range
$12.22
MA: $14.46
$15.93
52-Week Range
$5.60
Now: $15.99
$16.17
Volume153,218 shs
Average Volume6.32 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.00 billion
P/E Ratio11.34
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta1.4

Short Interest

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume22,350,000 shares
Previous Short Volume19,050,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+17.32%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$352.91 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.6
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares426,600,000 shares
Float Size371,520,000 shares
Short Percent of Float6.02%
Today's Trading Volume153,218 shares
Average Trading Volume6,318,890 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-97.58%

Short Interest Over Time


SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/202122,350,000 shares $352.91 million +17.3%6.0%4.6 $15.79
1/29/202119,050,000 shares $287.46 million +41.4%5.1%4.2 $15.09
1/15/202113,470,000 shares $187.64 million +44.1%3.6%3.3 $13.93
12/31/202010,270,000 shares $137.62 million +28.9%2.8%2.8 $13.40
12/15/202010,270,000 shares $127.45 million +28.9%2.8%2.8 $12.41
11/30/20207,970,000 shares $98.83 million -6.4%2.2%2 $12.40
11/15/20208,510,000 shares $90.29 million -31.7%2.3%2 $10.61
10/30/202012,460,000 shares $134.82 million -14.3%3.4%3 $10.82
10/15/202014,540,000 shares $133.62 million -2.0%3.9%3.4 $9.19
9/30/202014,830,000 shares $131.25 million -17.4%4.0%3.3 $8.85
9/15/202017,960,000 shares $140.99 million -27.6%4.8%3.7 $7.85
8/31/202024,820,000 shares $184.16 million -4.5%6.7%5 $7.42
8/14/202026,000,000 shares $199.68 million +0.4%7.0%5.1 $7.68
7/31/202025,900,000 shares $189.59 million -5.5%7.0%5 $7.32
7/15/202027,410,000 shares $185.57 million -4.0%7.4%5.5 $6.77
6/30/202028,560,000 shares $199.35 million -25.6%7.7%5.8 $6.98
6/15/202038,380,000 shares $267.12 million -7.6%10.3%8.1 $6.96
5/29/202041,530,000 shares $291.96 million +1.0%11.2%8.6 $7.03
5/15/202041,130,000 shares $311.77 million -3.1%11.1%8.4 $7.58
4/30/202042,430,000 shares $328.41 million -2.1%11.4%8.7 $7.74
4/15/202043,360,000 shares $346.01 million -8.1%11.7%8 $7.98
3/31/202047,200,000 shares $351.64 million -12.5%11.3%9 $7.45
3/13/202053,937,000 shares $387.81 million +371.1%12.9%9.2 $7.19
2/28/202011,450,000 shares $73.85 million +1.4%2.7%2.6 $6.45
2/14/202011,290,000 shares $107.71 million +27.0%2.7%2.7 $9.54

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Short Interest FAQ

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What is SLM's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of SLM shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, investors have sold 22,350,000 shares of SLM short. 6.02% of SLM's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for SLM?

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. SLM currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for SLM?

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. 6.02% of SLM's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is SLM's short interest increasing or decreasing?

SLM saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 22,350,000 shares, an increase of 17.3% from the previous total of 19,050,000 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 SLM's float size?

SLM currently has issued a total of 375,238,000 shares. Some of SLM'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. SLM currently has a public float of 371,520,000 shares.

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

6.02% of SLM's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "consumer finance" compare to SLM: American Express (1.15%), Capital One Financial Co. (1.02%), Discover Financial Services (1.11%), Credit Acceptance Co. (16.33%), Nelnet, Inc. (1.26%), Green Dot Co. (2.97%), PRA Group, Inc. (7.63%), Encore Capital Group, Inc. (11.49%), World Acceptance Co. (12.42%), and Regional Management Corp. (2.73%).

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 SLM stock?

Short selling SLM is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from SLM as its price is falling. SLM's stock is trading up $0.09 today. To short SLM 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 SLM 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 SLM?

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

How often is SLM'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 SLM, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.



This page was last updated on 3/3/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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