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Bausch Health Companies Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.53 (+1.67 %)
(As of 03/2/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $32.28
50-Day Range
MA: $28.47
52-Week Range
Now: $32.28
Volume3.94 million shs
Average Volume4.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.46 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Bausch Health Companies (NYSE:BHC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume15,980,000 shares
Previous Short Volume14,610,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+9.38%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$502.09 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.3
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares351,880,000 shares
Float Size350,250,000 shares
Short Percent of Float4.56%
Today's Trading Volume3,938,213 shares
Average Trading Volume4,698,000 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-16.17%

Short Interest Over Time

Bausch Health Companies (NYSE:BHC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/202115,980,000 shares $502.09 million +9.4%4.6%4.3 $31.42
1/29/202114,610,000 shares $432.16 million -13.6%4.2%4.1 $29.58
1/15/202116,910,000 shares $434.59 million +7.2%4.8%4.5 $25.70
12/31/202013,970,000 shares $328.30 million -16.9%4.0%3.8 $23.50
12/15/202013,970,000 shares $304.83 million -16.9%4.0%3.8 $21.82
11/30/202016,810,000 shares $348.47 million +5.2%4.8%4.2 $20.73
11/15/202015,980,000 shares $296.75 million -4.4%4.6%3.8 $18.57
10/30/202016,710,000 shares $327.52 million -4.2%4.8%3.7 $19.60
10/15/202017,450,000 shares $309.56 million -9.6%5.0%3.9 $17.74
9/30/202019,300,000 shares $324.82 million +17.0%5.5%4.3 $16.83
9/15/202016,500,000 shares $252.45 million -7.6%4.7%3.9 $15.30
8/31/202017,850,000 shares $277.39 million +0.3%5.1%4.2 $15.54
8/14/202017,790,000 shares $288.02 million +3.3%5.1%3.9 $16.19
7/31/202017,230,000 shares $308.24 million -9.6%4.9%3.5 $17.89
7/15/202019,050,000 shares $348.04 million +9.7%5.5%3.7 $18.27
6/30/202017,370,000 shares $296.16 million +3.6%5.0%3.2 $17.05
6/15/202016,760,000 shares $310.23 million +5.7%4.8%2.9 $18.51
5/29/202015,850,000 shares $294.18 million -19.7%4.5%2.5 $18.56
5/15/202019,730,000 shares $364.61 million +0.6%5.6%3 $18.48
4/30/202019,610,000 shares $363.18 million -7.8%5.6%3.2 $18.52
4/15/202021,270,000 shares $359.04 million -9.6%6.1%3.9 $16.88
3/31/202023,530,000 shares $398.13 million +2.1%6.8%4.5 $16.92
3/13/202023,042,800 shares $415.00 million +15.1%N/A5.5 $18.01
2/28/202020,020,000 shares $265.67 million -0.7%5.8%4.8 $13.27
2/14/202020,160,000 shares $390.30 million +1.9%5.8%5.4 $19.36

Bausch Health Companies (NYSE:BHC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Bausch Health Companies' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Bausch Health Companies shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 15,980,000 shares of BHC short. 4.56% of Bausch Health Companies' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Bausch Health Companies?

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. Bausch Health Companies currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Bausch Health Companies?

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. 4.56% of Bausch Health Companies' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Bausch Health Companies' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Bausch Health Companies saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 15,980,000 shares, an increase of 9.4% from the previous total of 14,610,000 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 Bausch Health Companies' float size?

Bausch Health Companies currently has issued a total of 355,159,000 shares. Some of Bausch Health Companies' 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. Bausch Health Companies currently has a public float of 350,250,000 shares.

How does Bausch Health Companies' short interest compare to its competitors?

4.56% of Bausch Health Companies' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "pharmaceutical preparations" compare to Bausch Health Companies: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (3.61%), Shiseido Company, Limited (0.00%), Astellas Pharma Inc. (0.00%), BeiGene, Ltd. (0.00%), Genmab A/S (0.00%), MERCK Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (0.00%), Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited (0.00%), Genmab A/S (0.00%), UCB SA (0.00%), and Catalent, Inc. (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: 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 Bausch Health Companies stock?

Short selling BHC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Bausch Health Companies as its price is falling. Bausch Health Companies' stock is trading up $0.53 today. To short Bausch Health Companies 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 Bausch Health Companies 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 Bausch Health Companies?

A short squeeze for Bausch Health Companies 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 BHC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Bausch Health Companies' 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 BHC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

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

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