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Hormel Foods Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.13 (-0.30%)
(As of 11/26/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.17 million shs
Average Volume
2.20 million shs
Market Capitalization
$23.23 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$665.69 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
October, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares
Float Size
Short Percent of Float
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
10/29/202115,730,000 shares $665.69 million +1.7%5.5%7.2 $42.32
10/15/202115,470,000 shares $659.95 million -1.6%5.4%7.4 $42.66
9/30/202115,720,000 shares $644.52 million +3.8%5.5%7.7 $41.00
9/15/202115,150,000 shares $630.09 million +1.3%5.3%7.8 $41.59
8/31/202114,960,000 shares $681.28 million -1.3%5.3%8.5 $45.54
8/13/202115,150,000 shares $696.90 million +0.5%5.3%9.2 $46.00
7/30/202115,080,000 shares $699.41 million -3.2%5.3%8.1 $46.38
7/15/202115,580,000 shares $745.50 million +0.5%5.5%7.8 $47.85
6/30/202115,510,000 shares $740.60 million -0.8%5.5%7.7 $47.75
6/15/202115,640,000 shares $760.73 million -3.0%5.5%7.6 $48.64
5/28/202116,120,000 shares $782.46 million -3.8%5.7%7.8 $48.54
5/14/202116,750,000 shares $794.29 million -0.4%6.0%8.2 $47.42
4/30/202116,820,000 shares $783.31 million +1.1%6.0%8.1 $46.57
4/15/202116,640,000 shares $774.76 million -1.2%5.9%6.7 $46.56
3/31/202116,840,000 shares $811.01 million -4.6%6.0%6.3 $48.16
3/15/202117,660,000 shares $855.45 million +3.0%6.3%6.7 $48.44
2/26/202117,140,000 shares $808.67 million +7.7%6.1%6.5 $47.18
2/12/202115,910,000 shares $766.54 million -18.1%5.7%5.9 $48.18
1/29/202119,430,000 shares $931.86 million -16.7%6.9%7.7 $47.96
1/15/202123,310,000 shares $1.02 billion +2.8%8.3%10.6 $43.97
12/31/202022,670,000 shares $1.05 billion -0.6%8.1%11.6 $46.44
12/15/202022,800,000 shares $1.08 billion -2.6%8.1%12.7 $47.20
11/30/202023,400,000 shares $1.10 billion -5.5%8.3%13 $47.20
11/15/202024,760,000 shares $1.29 billion No Change8.8%13.8 $52.15
10/30/202024,760,000 shares $1.21 billion -2.3%8.8%15.2 $48.70

Institutional Investors Shorting Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Hormel Foods. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
11/16/2021Cetera Investment AdvisersN/A400N/A$0.00
11/16/2021Jane Street Group LLC17,40086,700+398.3%$3.56 thousand
11/16/2021Two Sigma Investments LP11,00055,900+408.2%$2.29 thousand
11/16/2021Citadel Advisors LLC198,300212,400+7.1%$8.71 thousand
11/15/2021Capstone Investment Advisors LLC183,500169,800-7.5%$6.96 thousand
11/15/2021Ionic Capital Management LLC30,8003,600-88.3%$148.00
11/12/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC11,800324,000+2,645.8%$13.28 thousand
11/12/2021Wolverine Trading LLC30,20045,100+49.3%$1.88 thousand
11/10/2021HAP Trading LLCN/A28,200N/A$112.00
11/9/2021Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc.N/A0N/A$0.00

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

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 covered or closed out. As of October 29th, investors have sold 15,730,000 shares of HRL short. 5.53% of Hormel Foods' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Hormel Foods' current short interest.

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 7.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Hormel Foods

Which institutional investors are shorting Hormel Foods?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Hormel Foods: Cetera Investment Advisers, Jane Street Group LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, Ionic Capital Management LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Wolverine Trading LLC, HAP Trading LLC, and Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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. 5.53% of Hormel Foods' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Hormel Foods' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Hormel Foods saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 29th, there was short interest totaling 15,730,000 shares, an increase of 1.7% from the previous total of 15,470,000 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 542,557,000 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 284,200,000 shares.

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

5.53% 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. (0.98%), General Mills, Inc. (2.49%), The Hershey Company (1.73%), Tyson Foods, Inc. (1.62%), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (1.88%), Kellogg (5.38%), Conagra Brands, Inc. (3.11%), The J. M. Smucker Company (8.16%), Campbell Soup (7.46%), and Pilgrim's Pride Co. (5.06%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: S&P Global Inc. ($8.61 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($8.44 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.26 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($5.13 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.34 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.69 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($3.11 billion), eBay Inc. ($2.91 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.63 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 down $0.13 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 October, 29 2021.

This page was last updated on 11/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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