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HCA Healthcare Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-1.15 (-0.91 %)
(As of 10/29/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $125.40
50-Day Range
MA: $130.67
52-Week Range
Now: $125.40
Volume1.33 million shs
Average Volume2.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$42.39 billion
P/E Ratio12.93
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:4,740,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:3,800,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+24.74%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$618.85 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:3.0
Last Record Date:October, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:342,310,000 shares
Float Size:263,780,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.80%
Today's Trading Volume:1,331,385 shares
Average Trading Volume:2,363,589 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-43.67%

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/15/20204,740,000 $618.85 million 24.7%1.8%3$130.56
9/30/20203,800,000 $505.17 million 0.5%1.4%2.1$132.94
9/15/20203,780,000 $455.68 million 5.6%1.4%1.9$120.55
8/31/20203,580,000 $482.12 million -9.1%1.4%1.7$134.67
8/14/20203,940,000 $528.75 million -3.2%1.5%1.8$134.20
7/31/20204,070,000 $551.12 million -11.9%1.6%1.5$135.41
7/15/20204,620,000 $585.08 million -1.3%1.8%1.7$126.64
6/30/20204,680,000 $587.39 million 19.4%1.8%1.7$125.51
6/15/20203,920,000 $386.86 million 0.5%1.5%1.3$98.69
5/29/20203,900,000 $365.55 million -13.7%1.5%1.2$93.73
5/15/20204,520,000 $483.19 million -12.1%1.7%1.3$106.90
4/30/20205,140,000 $584.21 million -0.2%2.0%1.6$113.66
4/15/20205,150,000 $536.32 million 18.9%1.6%1.7$104.14
3/31/20204,330,000 $466.90 million -3.3%1.3%1.5$107.83
3/13/20204,477,000 $483.78 million 26.5%1.7%2.6$108.06
2/28/20203,540,000 $278.81 million -2.2%1.3%2$78.76
2/14/20203,620,000 $437.55 million 3.7%1.4%2.5$120.87
1/31/20203,490,000 $448.01 million -6.9%1.3%2.4$128.37
1/15/20203,750,000 $560.85 million -12.0%1.4%2.7$149.56
12/31/20194,260,000 $611.10 million 7.0%1.6%3.3$143.45
8/15/20193,502,500 $421.74 million -6.2%1.3%2.2$120.41

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) Short Interest FAQ

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What is HCA Healthcare's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of HCA Healthcare shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of October 15th, investors have sold 4,740,000 shares of HCA short. 1.80% of HCA Healthcare's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for HCA Healthcare?

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. HCA Healthcare currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for HCA Healthcare?

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. 1.80% of HCA Healthcare's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is HCA Healthcare's short interest increasing or decreasing?

HCA Healthcare saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,740,000 shares, an increase of 24.7% from the previous total of 3,800,000 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 HCA Healthcare's float size?

HCA Healthcare currently has issued a total of 338,033,000 shares. Some of HCA Healthcare'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. HCA Healthcare currently has a public float of 263,780,000 shares.

How does HCA Healthcare's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.80% of HCA Healthcare's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" compare to HCA Healthcare: Alcon Inc. (1.03%), Universal Health Services, Inc. (1.76%), The Ensign Group, Inc. (1.61%), Select Medical Holdings Co. (2.32%), Tenet Healthcare Co. (0.00%), U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (7.44%), National HealthCare Co. (0.89%), Community Health Systems, Inc. (7.23%), Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (4.38%), and Five Star Senior Living Inc. (1.89%).

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 ($4.68 billion), Aon Plc ($3.70 billion), Clorox Co ($2.93 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.88 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.75 billion), Snap Inc. ($2.72 billion), Kroger Co ($2.21 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($1.94 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($1.93 billion), and Datadog, Inc. ($1.83 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short HCA Healthcare stock?

Short selling HCA is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from HCA Healthcare as its price is falling. HCA Healthcare's stock is trading down $1.15 today. To short HCA Healthcare 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 HCA Healthcare 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 HCA Healthcare?

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

How often is HCA Healthcare'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 HCA, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is October, 15 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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