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NYSE:AGX

Argan Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$49.71
-1.97 (-3.81 %)
(As of 03/4/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$48.79
Now: $49.71
$52.47
50-Day Range
$42.84
MA: $46.29
$52.24
52-Week Range
$29.91
Now: $49.71
$54.50
Volume90,489 shs
Average Volume92,009 shs
Market Capitalization$779.95 million
P/E Ratio110.47
Dividend Yield1.93%
Beta0.58

Short Interest

Argan (NYSE:AGX) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume226,300 shares
Previous Short Volume218,600 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+3.52%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$11.32 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.3
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares15,630,000 shares
Float Size14,950,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.51%
Today's Trading Volume90,489 shares
Average Trading Volume92,009 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-1.65%

Short Interest Over Time


Argan (NYSE:AGX) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/2021226,300 shares $11.32 million +3.5%1.5%2.3 $50.02
1/29/2021218,600 shares $9.88 million -4.3%1.5%2.3 $45.21
1/15/2021228,300 shares $9.78 million -11.2%1.5%2.4 $42.84
12/31/2020187,700 shares $8.58 million -14.6%1.3%1.9 $45.73
12/15/2020187,700 shares $8.26 million -14.6%1.3%1.9 $43.98
11/30/2020219,700 shares $9.85 million -10.9%1.5%2.4 $44.82
11/15/2020246,500 shares $11.34 million -22.0%1.7%3 $45.99
10/30/2020315,900 shares $14.73 million -22.9%2.1%4 $46.62
10/15/2020409,900 shares $16.88 million -4.0%2.8%5.4 $41.17
9/30/2020426,800 shares $18.08 million +3.0%2.9%5.5 $42.37
9/15/2020414,200 shares $17.25 million +8.0%2.8%4.4 $41.64
8/31/2020383,600 shares $16.81 million +4.2%2.6%3.8 $43.81
8/14/2020368,100 shares $15.74 million -1.8%2.5%3.1 $42.75
7/31/2020374,900 shares $16.63 million -12.6%2.5%2.8 $44.35
7/15/2020428,700 shares $18.39 million +5.2%2.9%2.6 $42.90
6/30/2020407,400 shares $18.23 million +33.1%2.7%2.3 $44.74
6/15/2020306,000 shares $14.01 million -4.6%2.1%1.7 $45.79
5/29/2020320,800 shares $13.19 million -7.5%2.2%1.8 $41.11
5/15/2020346,700 shares $12.82 million -13.6%2.3%2 $36.99
4/30/2020401,400 shares $14.85 million -40.7%2.7%2.4 $37.00
4/15/2020676,400 shares $23.42 million -8.5%4.6%4.4 $34.62
3/31/2020739,500 shares $26.34 million -9.7%5.0%5.2 $35.62
3/13/2020819,100 shares $31.04 million -6.7%5.8%5.6 $37.89
2/28/2020878,300 shares $33.52 million -11.5%5.9%6 $38.16
2/14/2020992,800 shares $37.28 million +12.4%6.7%6.6 $37.55

Argan (NYSE:AGX) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Argan's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Argan shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, investors have sold 226,300 shares of AGX short. 1.51% of Argan's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Argan?

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. Argan currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Argan?

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. 1.51% of Argan's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Argan's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Argan saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 226,300 shares, an increase of 3.5% from the previous total of 218,600 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 Argan's float size?

Argan currently has issued a total of 15,690,000 shares. Some of Argan'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. Argan currently has a public float of 14,950,000 shares.

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

1.51% of Argan's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "construction & engineering" compare to Argan: Quanta Services, Inc. (1.46%), AECOM (1.79%), MasTec, Inc. (12.68%), EMCOR Group, Inc. (1.79%), KBR, Inc. (5.46%), Dycom Industries, Inc. (3.33%), Fluor Co. (2.90%), Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (2.85%), Ameresco, Inc. (5.63%), and Primoris Services Co. (1.26%).

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 Argan stock?

Short selling AGX is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Argan as its price is falling. Argan's stock is trading down $1.97 today. To short Argan 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 Argan 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 Argan?

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

How often is Argan'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 AGX, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.



This page was last updated on 3/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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