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Group 1 Automotive Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+5.42 (+4.40 %)
(As of 10/20/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $128.74
50-Day Range
MA: $99.55
52-Week Range
Now: $128.74
Volume294,327 shs
Average Volume289,049 shs
Market Capitalization$2.35 billion
P/E Ratio16.40
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:2,660,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:2,650,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+0.38%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$325.88 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:11.0
Last Record Date:September, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:18,520,000 shares
Float Size:17,250,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:15.42%
Today's Trading Volume:294,327 shares
Average Trading Volume:289,049 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:1.83%

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/30/20202,660,000 $325.88 million 0.4%15.4%10.9$122.51
9/15/20202,650,000 $223.61 million 2.3%15.4%10.8$84.38
8/31/20202,590,000 $234.24 million -1.9%15.0%10$90.44
8/14/20202,640,000 $241.16 million -0.4%15.3%9.4$91.35
7/31/20202,650,000 $257.74 million -1.9%15.4%9$97.26
7/15/20202,700,000 $226.85 million -2.5%15.7%9.2$84.02
6/30/20202,770,000 $236.00 million 0.4%16.1%9.2$85.20
6/15/20202,760,000 $177.27 million -6.4%16.1%8.4$64.23
5/29/20202,950,000 $171.69 million 1.0%17.2%7.9$58.20
5/15/20202,920,000 $183.78 million 5.4%17.0%7.8$62.94
4/30/20202,770,000 $195.98 million 6.5%16.2%7.7$70.75
4/15/20202,600,000 $135.17 million 14.5%15.2%7.4$51.99
3/31/20202,270,000 $110.98 million 1.2%13.1%6.7$48.89
3/13/20202,243,900 $119.02 million 6.9%12.9%9.8$53.04
2/28/20202,100,000 $84.38 million 4.5%12.1%9.1$40.18
2/14/20202,010,000 $132.32 million -5.6%11.6%9.8$65.83
1/31/20202,130,000 $199.47 million -2.3%12.1%11.3$93.65
1/15/20202,180,000 $211.44 million 0.9%12.4%12.2$96.99
12/31/20192,160,000 $222.05 million 0.5%12.3%13$102.80
8/15/20192,722,400 $202.38 million 0.0%15.9%15.8$74.34

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Group 1 Automotive's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Group 1 Automotive shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, traders have sold 2,660,000 shares of GPI short. 15.42% of Group 1 Automotive's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Group 1 Automotive?

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. Group 1 Automotive currently has a short interest ratio of 11.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Group 1 Automotive?

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. 15.42% of Group 1 Automotive's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Group 1 Automotive's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Group 1 Automotive saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,660,000 shares, an increase of 0.4% from the previous total of 2,650,000 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.

What is Group 1 Automotive's float size?

Group 1 Automotive currently has issued a total of 18,255,000 shares. Some of Group 1 Automotive'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. Group 1 Automotive currently has a public float of 17,250,000 shares.

How does Group 1 Automotive's short interest compare to its competitors?

15.42% of Group 1 Automotive's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "automotive retail" compare to Group 1 Automotive: O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (1.13%), AutoZone, Inc. (1.64%), CarMax, Inc. (6.12%), Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (3.33%), Lithia Motors, Inc. (11.14%), AutoNation, Inc. (5.01%), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (11.62%), Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (10.70%), Sonic Automotive, Inc. (16.17%), and Monro Inc (9.21%).

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 ($5.12 billion), Aon PLC ($3.76 billion), Clorox Co ($3.07 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.89 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.49 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.37 billion), Datadog ($2.29 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.22 billion), Kroger Co ($2.20 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.88 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Group 1 Automotive stock?

Short selling GPI is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Group 1 Automotive as its price is falling. Group 1 Automotive's stock is trading up $5.42 today. To short Group 1 Automotive 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 Group 1 Automotive 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 Group 1 Automotive?

A short squeeze for Group 1 Automotive 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 GPI, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Group 1 Automotive'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 GPI, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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