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NYSE:HRL

Hormel Foods Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$48.96
+0.12 (+0.25 %)
(As of 09/28/2020 05:19 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$48.73
Now: $48.96
$49.31
50-Day Range
$47.66
MA: $50.86
$52.71
52-Week Range
$39.01
Now: $48.96
$52.97
Volume1.17 million shs
Average Volume2.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.42 billion
P/E Ratio28.63
Dividend Yield1.90%
Beta-0.04

Short Interest

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:25,630,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:26,210,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-2.21%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.25 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:16.0
Last Record Date:September, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:533,850,000 shares
Float Size:280,840,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:9.13%
Today's Trading Volume:1,169,166 shares
Average Trading Volume:2,372,382 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-50.72%



Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/15/202025,630,000 $1.25 billion -2.2%9.1%16$48.84
8/31/202026,210,000 $1.30 billion -0.6%9.3%15.8$49.59
8/14/202026,360,000 $1.34 billion 5.0%9.4%14.8$50.69
7/31/202025,100,000 $1.32 billion 1.9%9.0%12.8$52.57
7/15/202024,640,000 $1.25 billion -3.3%8.8%10.9$50.86
6/30/202025,490,000 $1.28 billion -3.8%9.1%10.6$50.27
6/15/202026,500,000 $1.26 billion -0.2%9.5%10.2$47.54
5/29/202026,560,000 $1.27 billion -0.6%9.5%8.4$47.76
5/15/202026,720,000 $1.30 billion -7.5%9.6%8.2$48.83
4/30/202028,870,000 $1.35 billion -5.9%10.3%9.1$46.93
4/15/202030,680,000 $1.47 billion -3.6%11.0%9.7$47.85
3/31/202031,830,000 $1.48 billion -14.7%11.4%10.2$46.61
3/13/202037,311,900 $1.77 billion -0.7%13.4%15.9$47.54
2/28/202037,580,000 $1.59 billion -0.7%13.5%16$42.31
2/14/202037,850,000 $1.66 billion -3.4%13.7%15.2$43.76
1/31/202039,200,000 $1.72 billion 0.6%14.2%17$43.94
1/15/202038,970,000 $1.85 billion -2.6%14.1%17.5$47.48
12/31/201940,020,000 $1.89 billion -3.5%14.5%18.8$47.23
8/15/201938,923,500 $1.66 billion -4.4%14.1%14$42.63

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Hormel Foods' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Hormel Foods shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 15th, traders have sold 25,630,000 shares of HRL short. 9.13% of Hormel Foods' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Hormel Foods?

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. Hormel Foods currently has a short interest ratio of 16.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Hormel Foods?

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. 9.13% of Hormel Foods' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Hormel Foods' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Hormel Foods saw a decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 25,630,000 shares, a decrease of 2.2% from the previous total of 26,210,000 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 Hormel Foods' float size?

Hormel Foods currently has issued a total of 539,608,000 shares. Some of Hormel Foods' 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. Hormel Foods currently has a public float of 280,840,000 shares.

How does Hormel Foods' short interest compare to its competitors?

9.13% of Hormel Foods' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "packaged foods & meats" compare to Hormel Foods: Mondelez International Inc (0.75%), General Mills, Inc. (0.00%), Hershey Co (1.71%), MCCORMICK & CO /SH NV (0.00%), Kellogg (0.00%), Tyson Foods, Inc. (2.10%), Conagra Brands Inc (0.00%), Campbell Soup (9.30%), J M Smucker Co (7.40%), and Post Holdings Inc (4.39%).

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 ($5.17 billion), Aon PLC ($3.57 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.01 billion), Clorox Co ($2.91 billion), Charles Schwab Co. ($2.80 billion), Mercadolibre Inc ($2.33 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.14 billion), Kroger Co ($1.99 billion), Moderna Inc ($1.96 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.80 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Hormel Foods stock?

Short selling HRL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Hormel Foods as its price is falling. Hormel Foods' stock is trading up $0.12 today. To short Hormel Foods 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 Hormel Foods 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 Hormel Foods?

A short squeeze for Hormel Foods 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 HRL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Hormel Foods' 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 HRL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 15 2020.


This page was last updated on 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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