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BlackRock Income Trust Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.02 (-0.33 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $6.00
50-Day Range
MA: $6.08
52-Week Range
Now: $6.00
Volume395,518 shs
Average Volume297,090 shs
Market Capitalization$382.78 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield6.83%

Short Interest

BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:281,900 shares
Previous Short Volume:281,300 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+0.21%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.72 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:1.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:63,797,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:395,518 shares
Average Trading Volume:297,090 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:33.13%

BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/2020281,900 $1.72 million 0.2%0.0%1.1$6.09
12/15/2020281,900 $1.71 million 0.2%0.0%1.1$6.08
11/30/2020281,300 $1.71 million 23.7%0.0%1.1$6.07
11/15/2020227,400 $1.39 million -13.8%0.0%1$6.12
10/30/2020263,900 $1.60 million -6.1%0.0%1.1$6.08
10/15/2020281,000 $1.71 million 18.7%0.0%0$6.09
9/30/2020236,800 $1.46 million 75.2%0.0%0.9$6.16
9/15/2020142,600 $861,304.00 5.5%0.0%0.6$6.04
8/31/2020135,200 $836,888.00 5.5%0.0%0.6$6.19
8/14/2020128,100 $794,220.00 31.9%0.0%0.6$6.20
7/31/202097,100 $601,049.00 8.1%0.0%0.4$6.19
7/15/202089,800 $552,270.00 -55.9%0.0%0.4$6.15
6/30/2020203,400 $1.25 million 66.7%0.0%0.9$6.13
6/15/2020122,000 $758,840.00 -34.8%0.0%0.4$6.22
5/29/2020187,000 $1.16 million 16.2%0.0%0.5$6.19
5/15/2020161,000 $990,150.00 41.1%0.0%0.4$6.15
4/30/2020114,100 $705,138.00 -16.0%0.0%0.3$6.18
4/15/2020135,900 $830,349.00 34.3%0.0%0.3$6.11
3/31/2020101,200 $610,236.00 84.7%0.0%0.2$6.03
3/13/202054,800 $322,772.00 -50.5%0.1%0.2$5.89
2/28/2020110,800 $613,832.00 601.3%0.0%0.4$5.54
2/14/202015,800 $95,906.00 -44.4%0.0%0.1$6.07
1/31/202028,400 $175,228.00 -54.5%0.0%0.1$6.17
1/15/202062,400 $383,136.00 15.6%0.0%0.3$6.14
12/31/201954,000 $328,860.00 -11.0%0.0%0.3$6.09

BlackRock Income Trust (NYSE:BKT) Short Interest FAQ

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What is BlackRock Income Trust's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of BlackRock Income Trust shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of December 31st, traders have sold 281,900 shares of BKT short. 0.00% of BlackRock Income Trust's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for BlackRock Income Trust?

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. BlackRock Income Trust currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

Is BlackRock Income Trust's short interest increasing or decreasing?

BlackRock Income Trust saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 281,900 shares, an increase of 0.2% from the previous total of 281,300 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 BlackRock Income Trust's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of BlackRock Income Trust's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "investment offices, not elsewhere classified" compare to BlackRock Income Trust: Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (0.00%), Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Co. (0.00%), Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. (0.00%), Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (0.00%), Nuveen Nasdaq 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund (0.00%), AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (0.00%), Tekla Healthcare Investors (0.00%), BlackRock MuniYield Quality Fund III, Inc. (0.00%), General American Investors Company, Inc. (0.00%), and Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, 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: Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short BlackRock Income Trust stock?

Short selling BKT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from BlackRock Income Trust as its price is falling. BlackRock Income Trust's stock is trading down $0.02 today. To short BlackRock Income Trust 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 BlackRock Income Trust 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 BlackRock Income Trust?

A short squeeze for BlackRock Income Trust 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 BKT, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is BlackRock Income Trust'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 BKT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.

This page was last updated on 1/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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