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Aflac (AFL) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$87.58
-0.11 (-0.13%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)

Aflac Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
12,780,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
12,760,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+0.16%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.07 billion
Short Interest Ratio
5.5 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
568,220,000 shares
Float Size
512,140,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.50%
Today's Trading Volume
1,357,442 shares
Average Trading Volume
2,241,301 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
61%
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AFL Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Aflac Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/202412,780,000 shares $1.07 billion +0.2%2.5%5.5 $83.64
4/15/202412,760,000 shares $1.02 billion +0.5%2.5%5.3 $80.27
3/31/202412,700,000 shares $1.09 billion +11.4%2.5%5.7 $85.86
3/15/202411,400,000 shares $961.82 million +16.7%2.2%5.2 $84.37
2/29/20249,770,000 shares $788.83 million +5.4%1.9%4.4 $80.74
2/15/20249,270,000 shares $743.27 million -9.0%1.8%4.1 $80.18
1/31/202410,190,000 shares $859.42 million +3.2%1.9%4.5 $84.34
1/15/20249,870,000 shares $816.64 million +0.8%1.9%4.4 $82.74
12/31/20239,790,000 shares $807.68 million -11.6%1.9%4.1 $82.50
12/15/202311,080,000 shares $892.05 million +2.1%2.1%4.6 $80.51
11/30/202310,850,000 shares $897.30 million -4.3%2.1%4.5 $82.70
11/15/202311,340,000 shares $911.96 million -1.1%2.2%4.9 $80.42
10/31/202311,470,000 shares $895.92 million -2.3%2.2%4.9 $78.11
10/15/202311,740,000 shares $942.14 million -6.5%2.2%5.1 $80.25
9/30/202312,550,000 shares $963.21 million -1.3%2.4%5.7 $76.75
9/15/202312,710,000 shares $972.44 million -0.6%2.4%5.9 $76.51
8/31/202312,790,000 shares $953.75 million +3.8%2.4%5.8 $74.57
8/15/202312,320,000 shares $932.62 million +6.4%2.3%5.4 $75.70
7/31/202311,580,000 shares $837.70 million -1.5%2.2%5.1 $72.34
7/15/202311,750,000 shares $817.57 million +2.5%2.2%5.2 $69.58
6/30/202311,460,000 shares $799.91 million -1.9%2.1%4.9 $69.80
6/15/202311,680,000 shares $814.80 million +6.2%2.1%5 $69.76
5/31/202311,000,000 shares $706.31 million -0.9%2.0%4.4 $64.21
5/15/202311,100,000 shares $733.60 million +27.2%2.0%4.5 $66.09
4/30/20238,730,000 shares $609.79 million -1.8%1.6%3.6 $69.85
4/15/20238,890,000 shares $588.61 million +6.1%1.6%3.4 $66.21
3/31/20238,380,000 shares $540.68 million -4.6%1.4%3.2 $64.52
3/15/20238,780,000 shares $537.69 million -3.3%1.5%3.2 $61.24
2/28/20239,080,000 shares $618.80 million -11.8%1.6%3.5 $68.15
2/15/202310,290,000 shares $712.79 million +9.6%1.8%3.9 $69.27
1/31/20239,390,000 shares $690.17 million -4.2%1.7%3.3 $73.50
1/15/20239,800,000 shares $713.93 million -1.9%1.7%3.5 $72.85
12/30/20229,990,000 shares $718.68 million -4.4%1.8%3.7 $71.94
12/15/202210,450,000 shares $724.50 million +11.8%1.9%3.9 $69.33
11/30/20229,350,000 shares $672.55 million +0.3%1.7%3.4 $71.93
11/15/20229,320,000 shares $654.54 million -2.0%1.7%3.5 $70.23
10/31/20229,510,000 shares $619.20 million +4.2%1.7%3.7 $65.11
10/15/20229,130,000 shares $539.86 million -0.4%1.6%3.6 $59.13
9/30/20229,170,000 shares $515.35 million -4.7%1.6%3.7 $56.20
9/15/20229,620,000 shares $572.97 million +9.6%1.7%3.9 $59.56
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8/31/20228,780,000 shares $521.71 million -3.4%1.5%3.7 $59.42
8/15/20229,090,000 shares $582.40 million -2.8%1.6%3.6 $64.07
7/31/20229,350,000 shares $535.76 million +6.5%1.6%3.6 $57.30
7/15/20228,780,000 shares $476.84 million +0.7%1.5%3.3 $54.31
6/30/20228,720,000 shares $482.48 million -9.5%1.5%3.2 $55.33
6/15/20229,630,000 shares $522.23 million -11.2%1.7%3.6 $54.23
5/31/202210,850,000 shares $657.18 million +10.5%1.9%4 $60.57
5/15/20229,820,000 shares $552.67 million -5.4%1.7%3.5 $56.28
4/30/202210,380,000 shares $594.57 million +1.3%1.8%3.6 $57.28
4/15/202210,250,000 shares $669.63 million -1.6%1.7%3.3 $65.33
3/31/202210,420,000 shares $670.94 million -8.9%1.8%3.3 $64.39
3/15/202211,440,000 shares $700.81 million -20.6%1.9%3.5 $61.26
2/28/202214,410,000 shares $880.31 million -2.5%2.4%4.3 $61.09
2/15/202214,780,000 shares $954.20 million +7.1%2.5%4.3 $64.56
1/31/202213,800,000 shares $866.92 million -1.2%2.4%4.2 $62.82
1/15/202213,970,000 shares $894.92 million +8.6%2.3%4.4 $64.06
12/31/202112,860,000 shares $750.90 million -10.6%2.2%4.1 $58.39
12/15/202114,380,000 shares $824.69 million +7.6%2.4%4.8 $57.35
11/30/202113,360,000 shares $723.31 million -4.1%2.2%4.5 $54.14
11/15/202113,930,000 shares $801.95 million -2.2%2.3%4.9 $57.57
10/29/202114,240,000 shares $764.26 million -4.8%2.4%5.2 $53.67
10/15/202114,950,000 shares $830.47 million -0.7%2.5%5.5 $55.55
9/30/202115,060,000 shares $785.08 million -1.0%2.5%5.3 $52.13
9/15/202115,210,000 shares $831.38 million -1.1%2.5%4.9 $54.66
8/31/202115,380,000 shares $871.74 million +3.6%2.5%5 $56.68
8/13/202114,850,000 shares $850.31 million -2.7%2.5%4.6 $57.26
7/30/202115,260,000 shares $839.30 million +12.5%2.5%4.6 $55.00
7/15/202113,560,000 shares $726.68 million -1.9%2.2%4.1 $53.59
6/30/202113,820,000 shares $741.58 million -4.8%2.3%4.2 $53.66
6/15/202114,520,000 shares $804.41 million +6.9%2.4%4.9 $55.40
5/28/202113,580,000 shares $769.71 million +10.3%2.2%4.4 $56.68
5/14/202112,310,000 shares $683.21 million +10.4%2.0%3.6 $55.50
4/30/202111,150,000 shares $604.55 million +3.7%1.8%3.2 $54.22
4/15/202110,750,000 shares $568.35 million +4.5%1.7%2.9 $52.87
3/31/202110,290,000 shares $533.33 million -12.4%1.6%2.7 $51.83
3/15/202111,750,000 shares $609.12 million +22.8%N/A3 $51.84
2/26/20219,570,000 shares $465.58 million +35.6%1.5%2.5 $48.65
2/12/20217,060,000 shares $331.04 million +17.5%1.1%1.9 $46.89
1/29/20216,010,000 shares $277.18 million -22.1%1.0%1.5 $46.12
1/15/20217,710,000 shares $361.37 million +21.6%1.2%1.9 $46.87
12/31/20206,340,000 shares $279.02 million -30.3%1.0%1.6 $44.01
12/15/20209,100,000 shares $402.22 million -10.5%1.4%2.3 $44.20
11/30/202010,170,000 shares $460.50 million +12.8%1.6%2.5 $45.28
11/15/20209,020,000 shares $374.51 million +5.0%1.4%2.3 $41.52
10/30/20208,590,000 shares $293.95 million -13.5%1.3%2.3 $34.22
10/15/20209,930,000 shares $367.21 million +4.2%1.5%2.9 $36.98
9/30/20209,530,000 shares $346.42 million -10.6%1.5%2.7 $36.35
9/15/202010,660,000 shares $391.12 million +20.3%1.6%3 $36.69
8/31/20208,860,000 shares $321.80 million -1.5%1.4%2.6 $36.32
8/14/20208,990,000 shares $342.25 million -0.1%1.4%2.5 $38.07
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7/31/20209,000,000 shares $320.13 million +8.7%1.4%2.3 $35.57
7/15/20208,280,000 shares $300.40 million +22.7%1.3%2.1 $36.28
6/30/20206,750,000 shares $243.20 million -15.4%1.0%1.7 $36.03
6/15/20207,980,000 shares $296.22 million -8.3%1.2%1.7 $37.12
5/29/20208,700,000 shares $317.29 million -17.6%N/A1.7 $36.47
5/15/202010,560,000 shares $348.37 million +5.6%1.6%2 $32.99
4/30/202010,000,000 shares $372.40 million -2.8%1.5%2.1 $37.24
4/15/202010,290,000 shares $367.87 million -5.8%1.6%2.1 $35.75
3/31/202010,920,000 shares $396.29 million -27.7%1.7%2.3 $36.29
3/13/202015,102,800 shares $575.11 million +11.3%2.3%4.3 $38.08
2/28/202013,570,000 shares $348.61 million +6.4%2.0%3.9 $25.69
2/14/202012,750,000 shares $500.06 million +1.5%N/A4.3 $39.22
1/31/202012,560,000 shares $584.67 million +0.8%1.9%4.4 $46.55
1/15/202012,460,000 shares $659.63 million +3.5%1.8%4.5 $52.94
12/31/201912,040,000 shares $630.78 million +11.0%1.8%4.5 $52.39

AFL Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aflac's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Aflac shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, traders have sold 12,780,000 shares of AFL short. 2.50% of Aflac's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Aflac's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Aflac?

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. AFL shares currently have a short interest ratio of 6.0. Learn More on Aflac's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Aflac?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Aflac: Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Banco BTG Pactual S.A., SG Americas Securities LLC, BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Mission Wealth Management LP, Caas Capital Management LP, and Oak Hill Wealth Advisors LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Aflac?

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. 2.50% of Aflac's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Aflac's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Aflac saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 12,780,000 shares, an increase of 0.2% from the previous total of 12,760,000 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 Aflac's float size?

Aflac currently has issued a total of 568,220,000 shares. Some of Aflac'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. Aflac currently has a public float of 512,140,000 shares.

How does Aflac's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.50% of Aflac's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to Aflac: Humana Inc. (2.70%), Centene Co. (1.44%), Public Storage (2.08%), Simon Property Group, Inc. (1.41%), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (1.65%), Coinbase Global, Inc. (6.16%), Realty Income Co. (1.52%), Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (0.70%), Manulife Financial Co. (0.63%), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (1.37%),

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. ($3.98 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.35 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.06 billion), General Motors ($2.88 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.32 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.27 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.18 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.52 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Aflac stock?

Short selling AFL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Aflac as its price is falling. AFL shares are trading down $0.11 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 Aflac?

A short squeeze for Aflac 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 AFL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Aflac'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 AFL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2024.



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