Cato (CATO) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$5.10
+0.06 (+1.19%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)

Cato Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
1,260,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
860,200 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+46.48%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$7.27 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
12.1
Last Record Date
March 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
20,570,000 shares
Float Size
17,010,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
7.41%
Today's Trading Volume
144,873 shares
Average Trading Volume
106,415 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
136%
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CATO Short Interest Over Time

CATO Days to Cover Over Time

CATO Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Cato Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20241,260,000 shares $7.27 million +46.5%7.4%12.1 $5.77
3/15/2024860,200 shares $5.38 million +2.9%5.1%8.7 $6.25
2/29/2024836,100 shares $5.53 million -3.6%4.9%10.1 $6.62
2/15/2024866,900 shares $6.07 million -2.9%5.1%10.7 $7.00
1/31/2024892,900 shares $6.04 million -1.9%5.2%10.9 $6.77
1/15/2024909,800 shares $6.39 million -3.7%5.3%11.1 $7.02
12/31/2023944,700 shares $6.75 million -9.2%5.6%11.2 $7.14
12/15/20231,040,000 shares $7.22 million -1.9%6.1%10.3 $6.94
11/30/20231,060,000 shares $7.30 million -6.2%6.2%10.3 $6.89
11/15/20231,130,000 shares $8.27 million No Change6.7%11.1 $7.32
10/31/20231,130,000 shares $8.06 million +2.7%6.7%11.8 $7.13
10/15/20231,100,000 shares $7.98 million -9.1%6.5%11.6 $7.25
9/30/20231,210,000 shares $9.27 million +14.2%7.1%13.1 $7.66
9/15/20231,060,000 shares $7.88 million +1.0%6.2%14.2 $7.43
8/31/20231,050,000 shares $8.15 million +2.9%6.2%16.7 $7.76
8/15/20231,020,000 shares $8.05 million +1.0%6.1%15.5 $7.89
7/31/20231,010,000 shares $8.59 million -3.8%6.1%15 $8.50
7/15/20231,050,000 shares $8.58 million No Change6.3%15.4 $8.17
6/30/20231,050,000 shares $8.43 million -5.4%6.4%15 $8.03
6/15/20231,110,000 shares $8.99 million -5.9%6.7%14.4 $8.10
5/31/20231,180,000 shares $9.50 million No Change7.2%13.9 $8.05
5/15/20231,180,000 shares $9.57 million -4.8%7.1%13.4 $8.11
4/30/20231,240,000 shares $10.23 million -3.9%7.4%13.6 $8.25
4/15/20231,290,000 shares $10.98 million +7.5%7.6%14 $8.51
3/31/20231,200,000 shares $10.61 million -1.6%6.9%12.6 $8.84
3/15/20231,220,000 shares $10.80 million +8.0%6.9%10.7 $8.85
2/28/20231,130,000 shares $10.45 million +6.6%6.4%5 $9.25
2/15/20231,060,000 shares $10.10 million +5.0%6.0%4.7 $9.53
1/31/20231,010,000 shares $10.04 million No Change5.7%4.6 $9.94
1/15/20231,010,000 shares $10.38 million +1.0%5.7%4.6 $10.28
12/30/2022999,700 shares $9.33 million -17.4%6.1%4.6 $9.33
12/15/20221,210,000 shares $10.76 million +3.4%6.9%5.7 $8.89
11/30/20221,170,000 shares $12.17 million +2.6%6.6%11.4 $10.40
11/15/20221,140,000 shares $13.24 million -8.8%6.5%12.4 $11.61
10/31/20221,250,000 shares $14.89 million -0.8%7.1%13 $11.91
10/15/20221,260,000 shares $12.46 million -3.1%7.2%12.2 $9.89
9/30/20221,300,000 shares $12.40 million -4.4%7.4%12.1 $9.54
9/15/20221,360,000 shares $12.63 million +1.5%7.8%11.7 $9.29
8/31/20221,340,000 shares $14.49 million +6.4%7.7%11.1 $10.81
8/15/20221,260,000 shares $16.22 million -2.3%7.3%10.2 $12.87
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CATO Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cato's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Cato shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, investors have sold 1,260,000 shares of CATO short. 7.41% of Cato's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Cato's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Cato?

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. CATO shares currently have a short interest ratio of 12.0. Learn More on Cato's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Cato?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Cato: Simplex Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Cato?

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. 7.41% of Cato's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Cato's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Cato saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,260,000 shares, an increase of 46.5% from the previous total of 860,200 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 Cato's float size?

Cato currently has issued a total of 20,570,000 shares. Some of Cato'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. Cato currently has a public float of 17,010,000 shares.

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

7.41% of Cato's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Cato: Allbirds, Inc. (10.37%), Conn's, Inc. (12.95%), Big Lots, Inc. (25.80%), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (22.80%), The Children's Place, Inc. (20.59%), PetMed Express, Inc. (24.32%), FAT Brands Inc. (1.24%), PSQ Holdings, Inc. (6.59%), Travelzoo (1.66%), Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc. (12.37%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: TC Energy Co. ($4.49 billion), T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.94 billion), General Motors ($3.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.32 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.21 billion), Super Micro Computer, Inc. ($3.13 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($3.08 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.28 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.24 billion), and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.14 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Cato stock?

Short selling CATO is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Cato as its price is falling. CATO shares are trading up $0.06 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 Cato?

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

How often is Cato'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 CATO, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2024.



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This page (NYSE:CATO) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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