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Preferred Apartment Communities Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.11 (+1.34 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $8.34
50-Day Range
MA: $7.80
52-Week Range
Now: $8.34
Volume404,554 shs
Average Volume452,030 shs
Market Capitalization$416.17 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield8.51%

Short Interest

Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,400,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,300,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+7.69%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$11.52 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.9
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares44,460,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted2.81%
Today's Trading Volume404,554 shares
Average Trading Volume452,030 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-10.50%

Short Interest Over Time

Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20211,400,000 shares $11.52 million +7.7%N/A2.9 $8.23
1/29/20211,300,000 shares $10.76 million +1.6%N/A2.3 $8.28
1/15/20211,280,000 shares $9.42 million +0.8%N/A2.2 $7.36
12/31/20201,290,000 shares $9.42 million No ChangeN/A2.2 $7.30
12/15/20201,290,000 shares $9.42 million No ChangeN/A2.2 $7.30
11/30/20201,290,000 shares $9.69 million -5.2%N/A2.1 $7.51
11/15/20201,360,000 shares $10.62 million -13.4%N/A2.3 $7.81
10/30/20201,570,000 shares $11.59 million -0.6%N/A2.9 $7.38
10/15/20201,580,000 shares $8.91 million -1.9%N/A3.4 $5.64
9/30/20201,610,000 shares $9.24 million +17.5%N/A3.5 $5.74
9/15/20201,370,000 shares $7.43 million +16.1%N/A3 $5.42
8/31/20201,180,000 shares $7.59 million -0.8%N/A2.8 $6.43
8/14/20201,190,000 shares $7.72 million -13.1%N/A2.6 $6.49
7/31/20201,370,000 shares $9.63 million +0.7%N/A2.7 $7.03
7/15/20201,360,000 shares $9.83 million -5.6%N/A2.5 $7.23
6/30/20201,440,000 shares $10.44 million +12.5%N/A2.5 $7.25
6/15/20201,280,000 shares $9.72 million -28.9%N/A2.1 $7.59
5/29/20201,800,000 shares $13.00 million -12.2%N/A2.7 $7.22
5/15/20202,050,000 shares $14.33 million +4.6%N/A2.9 $6.99
4/30/20201,960,000 shares $14.76 million +10.7%N/A2.9 $7.53
4/15/20201,770,000 shares $12.58 million -6.4%N/A2.7 $7.11
3/31/20201,890,000 shares $12.74 million -29.2%N/A3 $6.74
3/13/20202,670,300 shares $20.53 million +0.8%N/A5.6 $7.69
2/28/20202,650,000 shares $18.26 million +3.5%N/A5.5 $6.89
2/14/20202,560,000 shares $25.09 million -3.4%N/A6.4 $9.80

Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Preferred Apartment Communities' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Preferred Apartment Communities shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 1,400,000 shares of APTS short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Preferred Apartment Communities?

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. Preferred Apartment Communities currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

Is Preferred Apartment Communities' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Preferred Apartment Communities saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 1,400,000 shares, an increase of 7.7% from the previous total of 1,300,000 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.

How does Preferred Apartment Communities' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Preferred Apartment Communities' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "real estate investment trusts" compare to Preferred Apartment Communities: Acadia Realty Trust (0.00%), Kite Realty Group Trust (8.05%), LTC Properties, Inc. (1.96%), Global Net Lease, Inc. (0.00%), New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (0.00%), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (32.99%), Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (0.00%), InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust (0.00%), Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (1.10%), and Alexander's, Inc. (4.56%).

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 Preferred Apartment Communities stock?

Short selling APTS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Preferred Apartment Communities as its price is falling. Preferred Apartment Communities' stock is trading up $0.11 today. To short Preferred Apartment Communities 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 Preferred Apartment Communities 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 Preferred Apartment Communities?

A short squeeze for Preferred Apartment Communities 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 APTS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Preferred Apartment Communities' 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 APTS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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