Greif Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.69 (+1.17 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $59.64
50-Day Range
MA: $56.38
52-Week Range
Now: $59.64
Volume76,145 shs
Average Volume178,307 shs
Market Capitalization$2.89 billion
P/E Ratio32.59
Dividend Yield2.99%

Short Interest

Greif (NYSE:GEF) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,040,000 shares
Previous Short Volume955,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+8.89%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$62.75 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.9
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares26,270,000 shares
Float Size25,510,000 shares
Short Percent of Float4.08%
Today's Trading Volume76,145 shares
Average Trading Volume178,307 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-57.30%

Short Interest Over Time

Greif (NYSE:GEF) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20211,040,000 shares $62.75 million +8.9%4.1%5.9 $60.34
3/15/2021955,100 shares $55.49 million -5.4%3.8%4.9 $58.10
2/26/20211,010,000 shares $57.71 million +8.0%4.0%5.1 $57.14
2/12/2021934,900 shares $45.16 million +2.1%3.7%5.1 $48.30
1/29/2021916,000 shares $45.09 million +8.2%3.6%5.1 $49.22
1/15/2021846,700 shares $38.95 million +1.0%3.3%4.8 $46.00
12/31/2020937,700 shares $48.24 million -6.2%3.7%5.1 $51.45
12/15/2020937,700 shares $45.23 million -6.2%3.7%5.1 $48.23
11/30/2020999,400 shares $46.98 million -2.0%3.9%5.8 $47.01
11/15/20201,020,000 shares $49.58 million -2.9%4.0%5.4 $48.61
10/30/20201,050,000 shares $47.43 million -21.6%4.1%5.5 $45.17
10/15/20201,340,000 shares $56.07 million -13.0%5.3%7 $41.84
9/30/20201,540,000 shares $64.85 million +2.7%6.1%7.8 $42.11
9/15/20201,500,000 shares $53.91 million -3.9%5.9%7.7 $35.94
8/31/20201,560,000 shares $54.21 million -3.7%6.1%8 $34.75
8/14/20201,620,000 shares $60.69 million +9.5%6.4%8.1 $37.46
7/31/20201,480,000 shares $60.47 million No Change5.8%6.9 $40.86
7/15/20201,480,000 shares $51.49 million +4.2%5.8%6.7 $34.79
6/30/20201,420,000 shares $53.34 million -2.1%5.6%6.1 $37.56
6/15/20201,450,000 shares $48.69 million -6.5%5.7%5.9 $33.58
5/29/20201,550,000 shares $49.55 million No Change6.1%5.6 $31.97
5/15/20201,550,000 shares $52.67 million -14.4%6.1%5.3 $33.98
4/30/20201,810,000 shares $64.80 million -4.2%7.2%6.6 $35.80
4/15/20201,890,000 shares $56.04 million No Change7.5%7.1 $29.65
3/31/20201,890,000 shares $59.10 million -7.2%7.5%7.1 $31.27

Greif (NYSE:GEF) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Greif's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Greif shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, investors have sold 1,040,000 shares of GEF short. 4.08% of Greif's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Greif?

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. Greif currently has a short interest ratio of 6.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Greif?

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. 4.08% of Greif's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Greif's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Greif saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,040,000 shares, an increase of 8.9% from the previous total of 955,100 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 Greif's float size?

Greif currently has issued a total of 48,533,000 shares. Some of Greif'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. Greif currently has a public float of 25,510,000 shares.

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

4.08% of Greif's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "industrial products" compare to Greif: AGCO Co. (1.60%), A. O. Smith Co. (3.07%), Pentair plc (1.08%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (0.00%), AGC Inc. (0.00%), Toray Industries, Inc. (0.00%), Hubbell Incorporated (1.30%), Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (1.37%), AptarGroup, Inc. (0.00%), and The Middleby Co. (12.44%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Greif stock?

Short selling GEF is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Greif as its price is falling. Greif's stock is trading up $0.69 today. To short Greif 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 Greif 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 Greif?

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

How often is Greif'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 GEF, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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