American Eagle Outfitters Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.57 (+5.88 %)
(As of 09/23/2021 01:16 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume209,778 shs
Average Volume4.53 million shs
Market Capitalization$4.77 billion
P/E Ratio20.49
Dividend Yield2.73%

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume24,290,000 shares
Previous Short Volume21,820,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+11.32%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$741.33 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.4
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares168,597,000 shares
Float Size152,600,000 shares
Short Percent of Float15.92%
Today's Trading Volume209,778 shares
Average Trading Volume4,528,612 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-95.37%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/202124,290,000 shares $741.33 million +11.3%15.9%5.4 $30.52
8/13/202121,820,000 shares $725.52 million -7.7%14.4%5.4 $33.25
7/30/202123,640,000 shares $814.87 million +5.7%15.6%5.8 $34.47
7/15/202122,360,000 shares $768.96 million +1.9%14.7%5.5 $34.39
6/30/202121,950,000 shares $823.78 million +5.1%14.5%5.3 $37.53
6/15/202120,880,000 shares $714.30 million +8.8%13.8%5.3 $34.21
5/28/202119,190,000 shares $679.90 million +5.5%12.6%4.9 $35.43
5/14/202118,190,000 shares $628.65 million +0.4%12.0%4.4 $34.56
4/30/202118,110,000 shares $640.19 million +0.1%12.0%4.6 $35.35
4/15/202118,090,000 shares $596.61 million +10.8%12.0%3.8 $32.98
3/31/202116,330,000 shares $476.18 million -5.3%10.8%3.4 $29.16
3/15/202117,240,000 shares $513.92 million -11.9%11.4%3.5 $29.81
2/26/202119,570,000 shares $504.91 million -9.9%13.0%4 $25.80
2/12/202121,710,000 shares $539.93 million -0.5%14.4%4.3 $24.87
1/29/202121,820,000 shares $501.86 million -4.6%14.5%4 $23.00
1/15/202122,870,000 shares $530.58 million -5.2%15.2%4.2 $23.20
12/31/202024,120,000 shares $485.05 million +7.9%16.0%4.8 $20.11
12/15/202022,350,000 shares $427.78 million -11.8%14.9%4.2 $19.14
11/30/202025,330,000 shares $468.61 million -8.7%16.8%4.1 $18.50
11/15/202027,750,000 shares $419.30 million -8.5%18.5%4.3 $15.11
10/30/202030,310,000 shares $415.85 million -5.6%20.2%4.6 $13.72
10/15/202032,100,000 shares $481.18 million -5.3%21.4%4.7 $14.99
9/30/202033,880,000 shares $501.76 million -4.3%22.6%4.8 $14.81
9/15/202035,400,000 shares $513.30 million -4.8%23.6%4.9 $14.50
8/31/202037,170,000 shares $468.71 million -0.7%24.7%5.1 $12.61

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Short Interest FAQ

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is American Eagle Outfitters' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of American Eagle Outfitters shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of August 31st, traders have sold 24,290,000 shares of AEO short. 15.92% of American Eagle Outfitters' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on American Eagle Outfitters' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for American Eagle Outfitters?

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 Eagle Outfitters currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for American Eagle Outfitters

Which institutional investors are shorting American Eagle Outfitters?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of American Eagle Outfitters: Pathstone Family Office LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Walleye Trading LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, SG3 Management LLC, Credit Suisse AG, Capula Management Ltd, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, Simplex Trading LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Wolverine Trading LLC, and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for American Eagle Outfitters?

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. 15.92% of American Eagle Outfitters' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is American Eagle Outfitters' short interest increasing or decreasing?

American Eagle Outfitters saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 24,290,000 shares, an increase of 11.3% from the previous total of 21,820,000 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 Eagle Outfitters' float size?

American Eagle Outfitters currently has issued a total of 168,597,000 shares. Some of American Eagle Outfitters' 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 Eagle Outfitters currently has a public float of 152,600,000 shares.

How does American Eagle Outfitters' short interest compare to its competitors?

15.92% of American Eagle Outfitters' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "apparel retail" compare to American Eagle Outfitters: The TJX Companies, Inc. (0.83%), Ross Stores, Inc. (0.89%), The Gap, Inc. (9.36%), Foot Locker, Inc. (4.80%), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (12.26%), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (11.03%), The Buckle, Inc. (18.66%), Guess?, Inc. (15.27%), The Children's Place, Inc. (22.81%), and Zumiez Inc. (7.28%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Square, Inc. ($9.81 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.52 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.18 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.21 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.60 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($3.23 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.11 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($2.74 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.52 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.16 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short American Eagle Outfitters stock?

Short selling AEO is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from American Eagle Outfitters as its price is falling. American Eagle Outfitters' stock is trading up $1.57 today. To short American Eagle Outfitters 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 Eagle Outfitters 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 Eagle Outfitters?

A short squeeze for American Eagle Outfitters occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock appreciates in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of AEO, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is American Eagle Outfitters' 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 AEO, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/23/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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