CenterPoint Energy Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.20 (-0.81 %)
(As of 09/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume11.91 million shs
Average Volume5.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.48 billion
P/E Ratio18.37
Dividend Yield2.60%

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume22,440,000 shares
Previous Short Volume22,970,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-2.31%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$563.02 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.2
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares592,890,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted3.78%
Today's Trading Volume11,907,728 shares
Average Trading Volume5,295,566 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average124.86%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/202122,440,000 shares $563.02 million -2.3%N/A4.2 $25.09
8/13/202122,970,000 shares $617.89 million +16.7%N/A4.5 $26.90
7/30/202119,690,000 shares $501.31 million -6.2%N/A3.6 $25.46
7/15/202121,000,000 shares $531.72 million +17.4%N/A3.6 $25.32
6/30/202117,890,000 shares $438.66 million +21.8%N/A2.9 $24.52
6/15/202114,690,000 shares $381.79 million +6.1%N/A2.6 $25.99
5/28/202113,840,000 shares $350.15 million -17.9%N/A2.5 $25.30
5/14/202116,850,000 shares $412.32 million -4.0%N/A2.9 $24.47
4/30/202117,550,000 shares $430.15 million +4.5%N/A3.3 $24.51
4/15/202116,790,000 shares $398.09 million +5.2%N/A3.4 $23.71
3/31/202115,960,000 shares $363.89 million -6.9%N/A3.4 $22.80
3/15/202117,150,000 shares $376.79 million -3.6%N/A3.6 $21.97
2/26/202117,790,000 shares $351.35 million +1.0%N/A3.7 $19.75
2/12/202117,620,000 shares $374.43 million +4.9%N/A3.7 $21.25
1/29/202116,800,000 shares $362.54 million +0.5%N/A3.4 $21.58
1/15/202116,710,000 shares $348.40 million +2.5%N/A3.3 $20.85
12/31/202016,310,000 shares $349.36 million +1.9%N/A3.2 $21.42
12/15/202016,010,000 shares $346.46 million -8.8%N/A3.1 $21.64
11/30/202017,560,000 shares $422.67 million -4.8%N/A3.4 $24.07
11/15/202018,440,000 shares $447.17 million -3.6%N/A3.9 $24.25
10/30/202019,130,000 shares $410.91 million +3.9%N/A4.1 $21.48
10/15/202018,420,000 shares $382.95 million +8.0%N/A3.6 $20.79
9/30/202017,050,000 shares $329.92 million -4.3%N/A3.1 $19.35
9/15/202017,820,000 shares $338.76 million -1.3%N/A2.8 $19.01
8/31/202018,050,000 shares $362.26 million -2.5%N/A2.5 $20.07

Institutional Investors Shorting CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of CenterPoint Energy. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC6,30055,800+785.7%$1,368.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.6,0009,400+56.7%$230.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC95,500236,700+147.9%$5,804.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC1,4236,700+370.8%$164.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP197,700149,800-24.2%$3,673.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.7,50017,300+130.7%$424.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP1,3001,400+7.7%$0.00
7/20/2021Equitec Specialists LLC18,0000-100.0%$0.00

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Short Interest FAQ

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What is CenterPoint Energy's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of CenterPoint Energy shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of August 31st, traders have sold 22,440,000 shares of CNP short. Learn More on CenterPoint Energy's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for CenterPoint Energy?

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. CenterPoint Energy currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for CenterPoint Energy

Which institutional investors are shorting CenterPoint Energy?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of CenterPoint Energy: Walleye Trading LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Group One Trading L.P., Cutler Group LP, and Equitec Specialists LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is CenterPoint Energy's short interest increasing or decreasing?

CenterPoint Energy saw a decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 22,440,000 shares, a decrease of 2.3% from the previous total of 22,970,000 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 CenterPoint Energy's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of CenterPoint Energy's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "multi-utilities" compare to CenterPoint Energy: Dominion Energy, Inc. (0.94%), Sempra Energy (0.00%), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (1.02%), WEC Energy Group, Inc. (0.84%), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (0.00%), PG&E Co. (5.39%), DTE Energy (1.10%), Ameren Co. (0.00%), CMS Energy Co. (1.16%), and NiSource Inc. (4.24%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Square, Inc. ($9.81 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.52 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.18 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.21 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.60 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($3.23 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.11 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($2.74 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.52 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.16 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short CenterPoint Energy stock?

Short selling CNP is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from CenterPoint Energy as its price is falling. CenterPoint Energy's stock is trading down $0.20 today. To short CenterPoint Energy 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 CenterPoint Energy 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 CenterPoint Energy?

A short squeeze for CenterPoint Energy 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 CNP, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is CenterPoint Energy'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 CNP, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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