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S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
NYSE:AN

AutoNation Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$130.48
+4.48 (+3.56 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$126.30
$132.89
50-Day Range
$102.98
$129.01
52-Week Range
$56.07
$132.89
Volume1.32 million shs
Average Volume948,317 shs
Market Capitalization$9.34 billion
P/E Ratio11.39
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.6

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume5,070,000 shares
Previous Short Volume6,220,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-18.49%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$617.32 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.1
Last Record DateSeptember, 30 2021
Outstanding Shares71,595,000 shares
Float Size43,690,000 shares
Short Percent of Float11.60%
Today's Trading Volume1,320,028 shares
Average Trading Volume948,317 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average39.20%

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
9/30/20215,070,000 shares $617.32 million -18.5%11.6%4.1 $121.76
9/15/20216,220,000 shares $687.25 million +7.6%14.2%5.2 $110.49
8/31/20215,780,000 shares $630.54 million +14.9%13.2%5.4 $109.09
8/13/20215,030,000 shares $582.52 million +26.7%11.5%4.7 $115.81
7/30/20213,970,000 shares $481.68 million -17.6%8.5%4 $121.33
7/15/20214,820,000 shares $498.34 million +10.8%10.3%5.1 $103.39
6/30/20214,350,000 shares $412.42 million +11.8%8.3%5.2 $94.81
6/15/20213,890,000 shares $365.74 million +45.2%7.4%5 $94.02
5/28/20212,680,000 shares $273.71 million +13.1%5.1%3.4 $102.13
5/14/20212,370,000 shares $244.73 million -1.3%4.5%2.8 $103.26
4/30/20212,400,000 shares $247.90 million +5.3%4.5%2.9 $103.29
4/15/20212,280,000 shares $217.67 million -23.2%4.3%3 $95.47
3/31/20212,970,000 shares $281.59 million +16.5%5.5%4 $94.81
3/15/20212,550,000 shares $227.05 million -16.4%4.8%3.4 $89.04
2/26/20213,050,000 shares $230.61 million -7.3%4.2%4.4 $75.61
2/12/20213,290,000 shares $257.28 million -2.7%4.5%5.1 $78.20
1/29/20213,380,000 shares $244.27 million +5.6%4.4%5.2 $72.27
1/15/20213,200,000 shares $242.85 million +4.9%4.1%4.7 $75.89
12/31/20203,050,000 shares $212.71 million -5.3%3.9%4 $69.74
12/15/20203,220,000 shares $211.84 million +7.0%4.2%4.1 $65.79
11/30/20203,010,000 shares $189.63 million -2.9%3.9%4 $63.00
11/15/20203,100,000 shares $188.88 million -5.2%4.0%4.1 $60.93
10/30/20203,270,000 shares $186.39 million -10.2%4.2%4.3 $57.00
10/15/20203,640,000 shares $220.91 million -5.5%4.7%4.5 $60.69
9/30/20203,850,000 shares $203.78 million -0.8%5.0%4.7 $52.93

Institutional Investors Shorting AutoNation (NYSE:AN)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of AutoNation. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/18/2021Bluefin Capital Management LLCN/A20,000N/A$7.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC7,5008,600+14.7%$815.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.N/A20,000N/A$1,896.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC69,80098,800+41.5%$9,367.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DEN/A9,200N/A$872.00
8/16/2021Bluefin Capital Management LLCN/A20,000N/A$7.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC4,60078,300+1,602.2%$7,424.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC9540-100.0%$0.00
8/12/2021Capital Fund Management S.A.32,20035,600+10.6%$3,375.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP75,900123,300+62.5%$11,690.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC11,70024,400+108.5%$2,283.00

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Short Interest FAQ













AutoNation (NYSE:AN) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is AutoNation's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of AutoNation shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, investors have sold 5,070,000 shares of AN short. 11.60% of AutoNation's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on AutoNation's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for AutoNation?

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. AutoNation currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for AutoNation

Which institutional investors are shorting AutoNation?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of AutoNation: Bluefin Capital Management LLC, Walleye Trading LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Bluefin Capital Management LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., Susquehanna International Group LLP, and Wolverine Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for AutoNation?

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. 11.60% of AutoNation's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is AutoNation's short interest increasing or decreasing?

AutoNation saw a decline in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 5,070,000 shares, a decline of 18.5% from the previous total of 6,220,000 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 AutoNation's float size?

AutoNation currently has issued a total of 71,595,000 shares. Some of AutoNation'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. AutoNation currently has a public float of 43,690,000 shares.

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

11.60% of AutoNation's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "automotive retail" compare to AutoNation: O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (1.21%), AutoZone, Inc. (1.68%), CarMax, Inc. (2.72%), Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (6.81%), Lithia Motors, Inc. (0.00%), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (6.85%), Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (7.72%), Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (11.16%), Sonic Automotive, Inc. (18.99%), and Monro, Inc. (8.83%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: S&P Global Inc. ($7.35 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.68 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.48 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($3.73 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.10 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Match Group, Inc. ($2.83 billion), and DoorDash, Inc. ($2.54 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short AutoNation stock?

Short selling AN is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from AutoNation as its price is falling. AutoNation's stock is trading up $4.48 today. To short AutoNation 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 AutoNation 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 AutoNation?

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

How often is AutoNation'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 AN, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2021.



This page was last updated on 10/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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