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American Equity Investment Life Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.14 (-0.50 %)
(As of 03/2/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $27.96
50-Day Range
MA: $29.52
52-Week Range
Now: $27.96
Volume1.04 million shs
Average Volume803,981 shs
Market Capitalization$2.57 billion
P/E Ratio2.98
Dividend Yield1.14%

Short Interest

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,200,000 shares
Previous Short Volume3,620,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-11.60%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$88.42 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.3
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares90,880,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted3.48%
Today's Trading Volume1,041,622 shares
Average Trading Volume803,981 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average29.56%

Short Interest Over Time

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20213,200,000 shares $88.42 million -11.6%N/A3.3 $27.63
1/29/20213,620,000 shares $108.82 million +5.9%4.5%3.5 $30.06
1/15/20213,420,000 shares $101.27 million +20.9%4.2%3.1 $29.61
12/31/20203,380,000 shares $100.99 million +64.1%4.2%2.4 $29.88
12/15/20203,380,000 shares $92.11 million +64.1%4.2%2.4 $27.25
11/30/20202,060,000 shares $56.20 million -8.4%2.5%1.6 $27.28
11/15/20202,250,000 shares $59.13 million -14.1%2.5%2 $26.28
10/30/20202,620,000 shares $69.90 million +6.5%2.9%2.5 $26.68
10/15/20202,460,000 shares $59.66 million -29.5%2.7%2.6 $24.25
9/30/20203,490,000 shares $111.54 million +11.2%3.9%4.6 $31.96
9/15/20203,140,000 shares $62.77 million -6.0%3.5%5.2 $19.99
8/31/20203,340,000 shares $76.25 million -2.6%3.7%5.4 $22.83
8/14/20203,430,000 shares $82.08 million +9.2%3.8%5.1 $23.93
7/31/20203,140,000 shares $77.84 million -13.3%3.5%4.2 $24.79
7/15/20203,620,000 shares $92.13 million +16.0%4.0%4.6 $25.45
6/30/20203,120,000 shares $79.81 million +12.6%3.5%4 $25.58
6/15/20202,770,000 shares $64.93 million -16.1%3.1%3.5 $23.44
5/29/20203,300,000 shares $73.39 million +6.5%3.7%3.8 $22.24
5/15/20203,100,000 shares $67.24 million +10.3%3.5%3.6 $21.69
4/30/20202,810,000 shares $64.52 million +1.8%3.1%3.5 $22.96
4/15/20202,760,000 shares $57.27 million +21.1%3.1%3.8 $20.75
3/31/20202,280,000 shares $41.97 million +22.9%2.5%3.3 $18.41
3/13/20201,855,900 shares $41.61 million +4.3%2.1%3.5 $22.42
2/28/20201,780,000 shares $22.62 million +2.3%2.0%3.4 $12.71
2/14/20201,740,000 shares $37.27 million -7.5%1.9%3.5 $21.42

American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is American Equity Investment Life's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of American Equity Investment Life shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 3,200,000 shares of AEL short.

What is a good short interest ratio for American Equity Investment Life?

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. American Equity Investment Life currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

Is American Equity Investment Life's short interest increasing or decreasing?

American Equity Investment Life saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 3,200,000 shares, a drop of 11.6% from the previous total of 3,620,000 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 American Equity Investment Life's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of American Equity Investment Life's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "life & health insurance" compare to American Equity Investment Life: MetLife, Inc. (2.43%), Prudential Financial, Inc. (1.24%), Aflac Incorporated (1.11%), Lincoln National Co. (3.39%), Primerica, Inc. (0.57%), Unum Group (2.23%), CNO Financial Group, Inc. (2.50%), FBL Financial Group, Inc. (3.14%), National Western Life Group, Inc. (0.71%), and Independence Holding (1.28%).

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 American Equity Investment Life stock?

Short selling AEL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from American Equity Investment Life as its price is falling. American Equity Investment Life's stock is trading down $0.14 today. To short American Equity Investment Life 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 American Equity Investment Life 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 American Equity Investment Life?

A short squeeze for American Equity Investment Life 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 AEL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is American Equity Investment Life'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 AEL, 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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