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American Equity Investment Life (AEL) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$55.58
+0.16 (+0.29%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

American Equity Investment Life Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
1,840,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
1,980,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-7.07%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$101.59 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
3.4
Last Record Date
January 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
79,030,000 shares
Float Size
77,620,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.37%
Today's Trading Volume
386,344 shares
Average Trading Volume
426,423 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
91%
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American Equity Investment Life Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/31/20241,840,000 shares $101.59 million -7.1%2.4%3.4 $55.21
1/15/20241,980,000 shares $109.67 million +48.9%2.6%3.5 $55.39
12/31/20231,330,000 shares $74.21 million -23.1%1.7%2.3 $55.80
12/15/20231,730,000 shares $95.98 million +1.2%2.2%3 $55.48
11/30/20231,710,000 shares $94.32 million -5.0%2.2%3 $55.16
11/15/20231,800,000 shares $97.79 million +4.7%2.3%3.2 $54.33
10/31/20231,720,000 shares $91.13 million +33.3%2.2%3.2 $52.98
10/15/20231,290,000 shares $68.77 million -0.8%1.7%2.5 $53.31
9/30/20231,300,000 shares $69.73 million -6.5%1.7%2.3 $53.64
9/15/20231,390,000 shares $75.03 million -10.9%1.8%1.8 $53.98
8/31/20231,560,000 shares $83.76 million +5.4%2.0%2 $53.69
8/15/20231,480,000 shares $79.08 million No Change1.9%1.8 $53.43
7/31/20231,480,000 shares $79.42 million -10.8%2.0%1.8 $53.66
7/15/20231,660,000 shares $88.61 million -17.0%2.2%2 $53.38
6/30/20232,000,000 shares $104.24 million -41.9%2.7%2.6 $52.12
6/15/20233,440,000 shares $145.72 million -7.5%4.2%5.8 $42.36
5/31/20233,720,000 shares $146.75 million -3.6%4.6%6.1 $39.45
5/15/20233,860,000 shares $149.11 million -8.1%4.7%5.8 $38.63
4/30/20234,200,000 shares $161.87 million -12.1%5.1%6.4 $38.54
4/15/20234,780,000 shares $176.76 million -12.8%5.8%7.2 $36.98
3/31/20235,480,000 shares $199.97 million +242.5%6.6%8 $36.49
3/15/20231,600,000 shares $52.94 million +5.3%1.9%2.2 $33.09
2/28/20231,520,000 shares $63.31 million +11.0%1.8%2.2 $41.65
2/15/20231,370,000 shares $65.17 million +28.0%1.6%2.1 $47.57
1/31/20231,070,000 shares $50.99 million +3.9%1.3%1.5 $47.65
1/15/20231,030,000 shares $48.07 million -5.5%1.2%1.5 $46.67
12/30/20221,090,000 shares $49.73 million -13.5%1.3%1.6 $45.62
12/15/20221,260,000 shares $49.66 million -2.3%1.5%1.9 $39.41
11/30/20221,290,000 shares $52.26 million +4.0%1.6%2.1 $40.51
11/15/20221,240,000 shares $45.74 million -2.4%1.5%2.1 $36.89
10/31/20221,270,000 shares $54.71 million -45.7%1.5%2.2 $43.08
10/15/20222,340,000 shares $91.61 million +3.5%2.7%4.8 $39.15
9/30/20222,260,000 shares $84.28 million -7.8%2.6%4.4 $37.29
9/15/20222,450,000 shares $91.34 million +7.0%2.9%4.5 $37.28
8/31/20222,290,000 shares $87.02 million -8.4%2.7%4.2 $38.00
8/15/20222,500,000 shares $103.85 million +7.3%2.9%4.5 $41.54
7/31/20222,330,000 shares $87.51 million +13.1%2.6%4.2 $37.56
7/15/20222,060,000 shares $70.86 million +23.4%2.3%3.5 $34.40
6/30/20221,670,000 shares $61.07 million -5.7%1.9%2.9 $36.57
6/15/20221,770,000 shares $67.26 million +10.6%2.0%3 $38.00













AEL Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

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 covered or closed out. As of January 31st, traders have sold 1,840,000 shares of AEL short. 2.37% of American Equity Investment Life's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on American Equity Investment Life's current short interest.

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. AEL shares currently have a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on American Equity Investment Life's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting American Equity Investment Life?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of American Equity Investment Life: PEAK6 Investments LLC, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., and FNY Investment Advisers LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

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. 2.37% of American Equity Investment Life's floating shares are currently sold short.

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

American Equity Investment Life saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,840,000 shares, a decrease of 7.1% from the previous total of 1,980,000 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 American Equity Investment Life's float size?

American Equity Investment Life currently has issued a total of 79,025,000 shares. Some of American Equity Investment Life'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. American Equity Investment Life currently has a public float of 77,620,000 shares.

How does American Equity Investment Life's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.37% of American Equity Investment Life's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "finance" compare to American Equity Investment Life: Lincoln National Co. (1.97%), CNO Financial Group, Inc. (1.97%), National Western Life Group, Inc. (0.91%), Primerica, Inc. (0.88%), Jackson Financial Inc. (4.02%), F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (0.49%), Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (1.49%), Genworth Financial, Inc. (1.58%), Voya Financial, Inc. (2.64%), Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (0.47%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($4.48 billion), General Motors ($3.85 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.38 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.00 billion), Super Micro Computer, Inc. ($2.66 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.37 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.25 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.11 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.06 billion), and Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. ($1.67 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. AEL shares are trading up $0.16 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 January, 31 2024.



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This page (NYSE:AEL) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff