USA Truck Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.16 (-1.07 %)
(As of 04/21/2021 03:59 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $14.77
50-Day Range
MA: $16.84
52-Week Range
Now: $14.77
Volume1,583 shs
Average Volume162,957 shs
Market Capitalization$131.47 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume135,400 shares
Previous Short Volume87,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+55.45%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.41 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.8
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares8,580,000 shares
Float Size7,250,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.87%
Today's Trading Volume1,583 shares
Average Trading Volume162,957 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-99.03%

Short Interest Over Time

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/2021135,400 shares $2.41 million +55.5%1.9%0.8 $17.78
3/15/202187,100 shares $1.38 million +34.2%1.2%0.7 $15.80
2/26/202164,900 shares $1.03 million +36.9%0.9%0.6 $15.80
2/12/202147,400 shares $658,860.00 +114.5%0.7%0.6 $13.90
1/29/202122,100 shares $282,880.00 +513.9%0.3%0.3 $12.80
1/15/20213,600 shares $37,620.00 -73.5%0.1%0.1 $10.45
12/31/202010,700 shares $95,658.00 +67.2%0.2%0.2 $8.94
12/15/202010,700 shares $94,909.00 +67.2%0.2%0.2 $8.87
11/30/20206,400 shares $56,320.00 -43.4%0.1%0.1 $8.80
10/30/202014,900 shares $143,785.00 -30.1%0.2%0.2 $9.65
10/15/202021,300 shares $179,133.00 -13.1%0.3%0.3 $8.41
9/30/202024,500 shares $264,355.00 -48.4%0.4%0.4 $10.79
9/15/202047,500 shares $468,350.00 -4.4%0.7%0.8 $9.86
8/31/202049,700 shares $615,286.00 -24.2%0.7%0.8 $12.38
8/14/202065,600 shares $753,744.00 -59.5%0.9%1 $11.49
7/31/2020161,800 shares $1.78 million -45.8%2.3%2.7 $11.00
7/15/2020298,400 shares $2.92 million -10.6%4.3%5.8 $9.77
6/30/2020333,900 shares $2.94 million +6.1%4.8%6 $8.80
6/15/2020314,700 shares $2.44 million +0.6%4.5%5.7 $7.76
5/29/2020312,900 shares $2.15 million -14.6%4.5%5.4 $6.87
5/15/2020366,200 shares $2.35 million -25.0%5.2%7.3 $6.41
4/30/2020488,200 shares $2.86 million -11.5%6.9%10.3 $5.85
4/15/2020551,600 shares $2.42 million -9.8%7.8%10.2 $4.39
3/31/2020611,800 shares $2.53 million -8.3%8.8%11.6 $4.14
3/13/2020667,300 shares $2.84 million -6.3%9.4%11.4 $4.25

USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) Short Interest FAQ

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What is USA Truck's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of USA Truck shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of March 31st, investors have sold 135,400 shares of USAK short. 1.87% of USA Truck's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for USA Truck?

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. USA Truck currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for USA Truck?

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. 1.87% of USA Truck's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is USA Truck's short interest increasing or decreasing?

USA Truck saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 135,400 shares, an increase of 55.5% from the previous total of 87,100 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 USA Truck's float size?

USA Truck currently has issued a total of 8,901,000 shares. Some of USA Truck'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. USA Truck currently has a public float of 7,250,000 shares.

How does USA Truck's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.87% of USA Truck's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "trucking, except local" compare to USA Truck: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (0.00%), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (2.06%), Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (3.15%), Landstar System, Inc. (2.45%), Saia, Inc. (0.00%), Schneider National, Inc. (2.06%), Werner Enterprises, Inc. (3.46%), ArcBest Co. (2.25%), Heartland Express, Inc. (5.44%), and Marten Transport, Ltd. (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: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short USA Truck stock?

Short selling USAK is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from USA Truck as its price is falling. USA Truck's stock is trading down $0.16 today. To short USA Truck 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 USA Truck 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 USA Truck?

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

How often is USA Truck'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 USAK, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/21/2021 by Staff
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