NYSE:HSY

The Hershey Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$159.84
+0.34 (+0.21 %)
(As of 04/12/2021 11:55 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$159.04
Now: $159.84
$160.28
50-Day Range
$144.37
MA: $153.30
$161.13
52-Week Range
$125.50
Now: $159.84
$161.71
Volume6,119 shs
Average Volume974,648 shs
Market Capitalization$33.11 billion
P/E Ratio28.04
Dividend Yield2.02%
Beta0.31

Short Interest

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume2,300,000 shares
Previous Short Volume2,240,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+2.68%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$366.32 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.4
Last Record DateMarch, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares148,970,000 shares
Float Size145,970,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.58%
Today's Trading Volume6,119 shares
Average Trading Volume974,648 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-99.37%

Short Interest Over Time


The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/15/20212,300,000 shares $366.32 million +2.7%1.6%2.4 $159.27
2/26/20212,240,000 shares $341.94 million +61.2%1.5%2.4 $152.65
2/12/20211,390,000 shares $202.45 million -23.6%1.0%1.5 $145.65
1/29/20211,820,000 shares $273 million -1.1%1.2%2 $150.00
1/15/20211,840,000 shares $272.71 million +2.2%1.3%2.2 $148.21
12/31/20201,890,000 shares $283.71 million -37.0%1.3%2.3 $150.11
12/15/20201,890,000 shares $284.88 million -37.0%1.3%2.3 $150.73
11/30/20203,000,000 shares $452.13 million +75.4%2.0%3.6 $150.71
11/15/20201,710,000 shares $252.89 million -4.5%1.2%2.2 $147.89
10/30/20201,790,000 shares $275.66 million -13.5%1.2%2.3 $154.00
10/15/20202,070,000 shares $294.98 million -4.2%1.4%2.7 $142.50
9/30/20202,160,000 shares $321.52 million -13.9%1.5%2.4 $148.85
9/15/20202,510,000 shares $350.20 million -2.7%1.7%2.5 $139.52
8/31/20202,580,000 shares $374.51 million +12.2%1.8%2.4 $145.16
8/14/20202,300,000 shares $341.37 million -21.8%1.6%1.9 $148.42
7/31/20202,940,000 shares $436.68 million +7.7%2.0%2.3 $148.53
7/15/20202,730,000 shares $396.97 million -3.5%1.9%2 $145.41
6/30/20202,830,000 shares $412.27 million -3.4%1.9%2.2 $145.68
6/15/20202,930,000 shares $382.66 million +6.6%2.0%2.1 $130.60
5/29/20202,750,000 shares $351.95 million +21.7%1.9%1.8 $127.98
5/15/20202,260,000 shares $306.64 million -25.2%1.5%1.5 $135.68
4/30/20203,020,000 shares $401.81 million -14.2%2.1%2.2 $133.05
4/15/20203,520,000 shares $467.98 million +39.7%2.4%2.6 $132.95
3/31/20202,520,000 shares $342.06 million -18.6%1.7%2 $135.74
3/13/20203,094,700 shares $445.36 million -0.8%N/A3.5 $143.91

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Short Interest FAQ

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What is The Hershey's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of The Hershey shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of March 15th, investors have sold 2,300,000 shares of HSY short. 1.58% of The Hershey's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for The Hershey?

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. The Hershey currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for The Hershey?

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. 1.58% of The Hershey's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is The Hershey's short interest increasing or decreasing?

The Hershey saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,300,000 shares, an increase of 2.7% from the previous total of 2,240,000 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 The Hershey's float size?

The Hershey currently has issued a total of 207,166,000 shares. Some of The Hershey'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. The Hershey currently has a public float of 145,970,000 shares.

How does The Hershey's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.58% of The Hershey's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "packaged foods & meats" compare to The Hershey: Mondelez International, Inc. (1.07%), General Mills, Inc. (0.00%), Tyson Foods, Inc. (1.06%), Hormel Foods Co. (6.27%), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (0.00%), Kellogg (6.46%), Conagra Brands, Inc. (0.00%), Campbell Soup (9.90%), The J. M. Smucker Company (10.23%), and Post Holdings, Inc. (3.03%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon plc ($5.64 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.59 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.47 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.95 billion), Baidu, Inc. ($3.51 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.18 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.24 billion), and Bilibili Inc. ($2.06 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short The Hershey stock?

Short selling HSY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from The Hershey as its price is falling. The Hershey's stock is trading up $0.34 today. To short The Hershey 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 The Hershey 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 The Hershey?

A short squeeze for The Hershey 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 HSY, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is The Hershey'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 HSY, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 15 2021.



This page was last updated on 4/12/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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