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FBL Financial Group Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.36 (-0.63 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $56.95
50-Day Range
MA: $53.24
52-Week Range
Now: $56.95
Volume87,852 shs
Average Volume85,034 shs
Market Capitalization$1.39 billion
P/E Ratio17.74
Dividend Yield3.56%

Short Interest

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:158,700 shares
Previous Short Volume:178,800 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-11.24%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$8.91 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:3.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:24,640,000 shares
Float Size:9,580,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.66%
Today's Trading Volume:87,852 shares
Average Trading Volume:85,034 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:3.31%

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/2020158,700 $8.91 million -11.2%1.7%2.8$56.14
12/15/2020158,700 $8.20 million -11.2%1.7%2.8$51.66
11/30/2020178,800 $9.40 million -15.5%1.9%2.3$52.55
11/15/2020211,500 $11.00 million -10.7%2.2%2.2$52.00
10/30/2020236,800 $12.21 million 14.6%2.5%2.6$51.57
10/15/2020206,700 $10.19 million -9.9%2.2%2.4$49.30
9/30/2020229,500 $11.41 million 101.0%2.4%2.7$49.73
9/15/2020114,200 $5.49 million 85.1%1.2%1.4$48.10
8/31/202061,700 $3.06 million -4.3%0.6%1$49.65
8/14/202064,500 $2.41 million -16.8%0.7%1.5$37.29
7/31/202077,500 $2.88 million -11.4%0.8%1.7$37.14
7/15/202087,500 $3.04 million 5.7%0.9%1.8$34.78
6/30/202082,800 $2.98 million 111.2%0.8%1.8$35.95
6/15/202039,200 $1.37 million -24.9%0.4%0.9$34.88
5/29/202052,200 $1.79 million 2.0%0.5%1.1$34.24
5/15/202051,200 $1.83 million 21.0%0.5%1.2$35.71
4/30/202042,300 $1.60 million -13.7%0.4%1.1$37.74
4/15/202049,000 $1.77 million 18.6%0.5%1.4$36.18
3/31/202041,300 $1.57 million -1.9%0.4%1.3$37.99
3/13/202042,100 $1.65 million 21.0%0.4%1.9$39.24
2/28/202034,800 $1.15 million 8.4%0.4%1.5$32.93
2/14/202032,100 $1.39 million -7.2%0.3%1.5$43.18
1/31/202034,600 $1.78 million -7.5%0.4%1.6$51.38
1/15/202037,400 $2.18 million -18.2%0.4%1.8$58.22
12/31/201945,700 $2.61 million 32.9%0.5%2.3$57.03

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) Short Interest FAQ

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What is FBL Financial Group's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of FBL Financial Group shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, traders have sold 158,700 shares of FFG short. 1.66% of FBL Financial Group's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for FBL Financial Group?

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. FBL Financial Group currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for FBL Financial Group?

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. 1.66% of FBL Financial Group's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is FBL Financial Group's short interest increasing or decreasing?

FBL Financial Group saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 158,700 shares, a drop of 11.2% from the previous total of 178,800 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 FBL Financial Group's float size?

FBL Financial Group currently has issued a total of 24,400,000 shares. Some of FBL Financial Group'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. FBL Financial Group currently has a public float of 9,580,000 shares.

How does FBL Financial Group's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.66% of FBL Financial Group's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "life & health insurance" compare to FBL Financial Group: MetLife, Inc. (1.93%), Prudential Financial, Inc. (1.37%), Aflac Incorporated (1.41%), Lincoln National Co. (4.24%), Primerica, Inc. (1.30%), Unum Group (3.09%), CNO Financial Group, Inc. (2.34%), American Equity Investment Life Holding (4.16%), National Western Life Group, Inc. (0.78%), and Independence Holding (1.27%).

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 FBL Financial Group stock?

Short selling FFG is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from FBL Financial Group as its price is falling. FBL Financial Group's stock is trading down $0.36 today. To short FBL Financial Group 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 FBL Financial Group 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 FBL Financial Group?

A short squeeze for FBL Financial Group 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 FFG, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is FBL Financial Group'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 FFG, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.

This page was last updated on 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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