State Auto Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.48 (-2.54 %)
(As of 05/7/2021 11:38 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume128 shs
Average Volume51,839 shs
Market Capitalization$810.37 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield2.12%

Short Interest

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume144,000 shares
Previous Short Volume144,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-0.07%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.93 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.7
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares43,400,000 shares
Float Size17,270,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.83%
Today's Trading Volume128 shares
Average Trading Volume51,839 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-99.75%

Short Interest Over Time

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/2021144,000 shares $2.93 million -0.1%0.8%2.7$20.37
3/31/2021144,100 shares $2.88 million -6.9%0.8%2.6$20.00
3/15/2021154,800 shares $3.23 million -3.1%0.9%2.4$20.86
2/26/2021159,800 shares $2.90 million -5.0%0.9%2.2$18.12
2/12/2021168,200 shares $3.03 million -4.5%1.0%2.4$17.99
1/29/2021176,100 shares $2.93 million -6.8%1.0%2.4$16.65
1/15/2021189,000 shares $3.56 million -5.1%1.1%2.3$18.82
12/31/2020199,200 shares $3.52 million +17.0%1.2%2.2$17.67
12/15/2020170,300 shares $3.01 million +11.8%1.0%1.9$17.67
11/30/2020152,300 shares $2.35 million +12.6%0.9%1.9$15.44
11/15/2020135,300 shares $2.06 million +11.4%0.8%1.9$15.25
10/30/2020121,500 shares $1.52 million -28.0%0.7%1.9$12.49
10/15/2020168,700 shares $2.25 million -13.7%1.0%2.9$13.32
9/30/2020195,400 shares $2.69 million +12.7%1.1%4$13.76
9/15/2020173,400 shares $2.48 million -11.4%1.0%3.1$14.30
8/31/2020195,600 shares $3.02 million -16.5%1.1%3.4$15.43
8/14/2020234,200 shares $4.04 million +4.0%1.4%3.8$17.26
7/31/2020225,300 shares $3.49 million -6.3%1.3%3.3$15.51
7/15/2020240,400 shares $4.26 million +7.1%1.4%3.5$17.70
6/30/2020224,400 shares $3.97 million +43.6%1.3%3.2$17.67
6/15/2020156,300 shares $2.82 million -1.5%0.9%2.2$18.03
5/29/2020158,700 shares $3.31 million +22.3%0.9%2.2$20.84
5/15/2020129,800 shares $2.46 million -0.3%0.8%1.8$18.97
4/30/2020130,200 shares $3.54 million -5.7%0.8%2.1$27.16
4/15/2020138,000 shares $3.21 million -11.1%0.8%2.4$23.24

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is State Auto Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of State Auto Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, investors have sold 144,000 shares of STFC short. 0.83% of State Auto Financial's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for State Auto 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. State Auto Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for State Auto 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. 0.83% of State Auto Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is State Auto Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

State Auto Financial saw a decrease in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 144,000 shares, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous total of 144,100 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 State Auto Financial's float size?

State Auto Financial currently has issued a total of 44,042,000 shares. Some of State Auto 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. State Auto Financial currently has a public float of 17,270,000 shares.

How does State Auto Financial's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.83% of State Auto Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "property & casualty insurance" compare to State Auto Financial: The Progressive Co. (0.95%), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (1.77%), The Allstate Co. (1.53%), Cincinnati Financial Co. (0.00%), Markel Co. (0.82%), Arch Capital Group Ltd. (1.23%), W. R. Berkley Co. (1.20%), Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (1.80%), CNA Financial Co. (2.40%), and Erie Indemnity (3.77%).

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 State Auto Financial stock?

Short selling STFC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from State Auto Financial as its price is falling. State Auto Financial's stock is trading down $0.48 today. To short State Auto 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 State Auto 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 State Auto Financial?

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

How often is State Auto 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 STFC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/7/2021 by Staff
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