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NASDAQ:XEL

Xcel Energy Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$59.39
+0.80 (+1.37 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 02:39 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$59.14
Now: $59.39
$60.31
50-Day Range
$59.84
MA: $63.42
$66.50
52-Week Range
$46.58
Now: $59.39
$76.44
Volume196,822 shs
Average Volume2.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.93 billion
P/E Ratio22.24
Dividend Yield2.94%
Beta0.28

Short Interest

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume4,330,000 shares
Previous Short Volume4,810,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-9.98%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$253.69 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.7
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares514,670,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.81%
Today's Trading Volume196,822 shares
Average Trading Volume2,457,281 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-91.99%

Short Interest Over Time


Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20214,330,000 shares $253.69 million -10.0%N/A1.7 $58.59
1/29/20214,810,000 shares $299.57 million +15.1%N/A1.9 $62.28
1/15/20214,180,000 shares $266.02 million -14.7%N/A1.7 $63.64
12/31/20203,580,000 shares $230.55 million -14.6%N/A1.4 $64.40
12/15/20203,580,000 shares $232.77 million -14.6%N/A1.4 $65.02
11/30/20204,190,000 shares $276.96 million -14.1%N/A1.7 $66.10
10/30/20204,890,000 shares $362.25 million -35.2%N/A2.3 $74.08
10/15/20207,550,000 shares $546.09 million -1.3%N/A3.4 $72.33

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Xcel Energy's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Xcel Energy shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, traders have sold 4,330,000 shares of XEL short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Xcel Energy?

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. Xcel Energy currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Xcel Energy's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Xcel Energy saw a drop in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 4,330,000 shares, a drop of 10.0% from the previous total of 4,810,000 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.

How does Xcel Energy's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Xcel Energy's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "electric & other services combined" compare to Xcel Energy: Duke Energy Co. (0.00%), Exelon Co. (0.00%), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (0.91%), WEC Energy Group, Inc. (1.17%), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (0.00%), E.On Se (0.00%), PG&E Co. (0.00%), Ameren Co. (0.00%), CMS Energy Co. (0.00%), and Evergy, Inc. (1.31%).

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 Xcel Energy stock?

Short selling XEL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Xcel Energy as its price is falling. Xcel Energy's stock is trading up $0.80 today. To short Xcel Energy 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 Xcel Energy 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 Xcel Energy?

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

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



This page was last updated on 3/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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