Booz Allen Hamilton Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-1.89 (-2.21 %)
(As of 05/5/2021 05:06 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume1.15 million shs
Average Volume1.10 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.53 billion
P/E Ratio22.81
Dividend Yield1.73%

Short Interest

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume2,190,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,960,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+11.73%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$181.33 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.9
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares140,220,000 shares
Float Size135,090,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.62%
Today's Trading Volume1,146,401 shares
Average Trading Volume1,101,832 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average4.04%

Short Interest Over Time

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20212,190,000 shares $181.33 million +11.7%1.6%1.9$82.80
3/31/20211,960,000 shares $158.31 million +19.5%1.5%1.7$80.77
3/15/20211,640,000 shares $128.82 million -6.8%1.2%1.4$78.55
2/26/20211,760,000 shares $137.53 million -7.4%1.3%1.5$78.14
2/12/20211,900,000 shares $160.72 million -11.2%1.4%1.9$84.59
1/29/20212,140,000 shares $204.16 million -11.2%1.6%2.4$95.40
1/15/20212,410,000 shares $220.42 million +8.6%1.8%3$91.46
12/31/20202,220,000 shares $193.10 million +9.9%1.6%2.8$86.98
12/15/20202,020,000 shares $178.35 million -12.9%1.5%2.5$88.29
11/30/20202,320,000 shares $204.46 million +5.5%1.7%3.1$88.13
11/15/20202,200,000 shares $192.68 million -7.2%1.6%2.8$87.58
10/30/20202,370,000 shares $178.48 million +1.7%1.8%3$75.31
10/15/20202,330,000 shares $191.92 million +17.1%1.7%2.9$82.37
9/30/20201,990,000 shares $165.13 million -4.8%1.5%2.3$82.98
9/15/20202,090,000 shares $175.29 million -14.0%1.6%2.3$83.87
8/31/20202,430,000 shares $213.99 million -8.3%1.8%2.6$88.06
8/14/20202,650,000 shares $229.04 million +4.7%2.0%2.6$86.43
7/31/20202,530,000 shares $206.85 million -13.1%1.9%2.4$81.76
7/15/20202,910,000 shares $210.13 million +20.3%2.2%2.8$72.21
6/30/20202,420,000 shares $183.39 million -0.8%1.8%2.4$75.78
6/15/20202,440,000 shares $187.81 million +5.2%1.8%2.3$76.97
5/29/20202,320,000 shares $185.04 million -12.5%1.7%1.8$79.76
5/15/20202,650,000 shares $187.57 million +15.2%2.0%1.8$70.78
4/30/20202,300,000 shares $168.91 million +4.6%1.7%1.6$73.44
4/15/20202,200,000 shares $164.58 million +9.5%1.6%1.5$74.81

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Booz Allen Hamilton's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Booz Allen Hamilton shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, traders have sold 2,190,000 shares of BAH short. 1.62% of Booz Allen Hamilton's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Booz Allen Hamilton?

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. Booz Allen Hamilton currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Booz Allen Hamilton?

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. 1.62% of Booz Allen Hamilton's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Booz Allen Hamilton's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Booz Allen Hamilton saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,190,000 shares, an increase of 11.7% from the previous total of 1,960,000 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 Booz Allen Hamilton's float size?

Booz Allen Hamilton currently has issued a total of 137,706,000 shares. Some of Booz Allen Hamilton'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. Booz Allen Hamilton currently has a public float of 135,090,000 shares.

How does Booz Allen Hamilton's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.62% of Booz Allen Hamilton's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "it consulting & other services" compare to Booz Allen Hamilton: Accenture plc (0.00%), International Business Machines Co. (0.00%), Cognizant Technology Solutions Co. (1.64%), EPAM Systems, Inc. (1.34%), Gartner, Inc. (1.35%), Leidos Holdings, Inc. (1.05%), Amdocs Limited (0.00%), CACI International Inc (7.11%), Teradata Co. (8.11%), and ManTech International Co. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Booz Allen Hamilton stock?

Short selling BAH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Booz Allen Hamilton as its price is falling. Booz Allen Hamilton's stock is trading down $1.89 today. To short Booz Allen Hamilton 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 Booz Allen Hamilton 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 Booz Allen Hamilton?

A short squeeze for Booz Allen Hamilton 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 BAH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Booz Allen Hamilton'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 BAH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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