Jefferies Financial Group Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.71 (+2.27 %)
(As of 04/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $31.93
50-Day Range
MA: $31.33
52-Week Range
Now: $31.93
Volume3.01 million shs
Average Volume2.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.98 billion
P/E Ratio11.78
Dividend Yield2.56%

Short Interest

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume8,310,000 shares
Previous Short Volume6,330,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+31.28%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$263.84 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.3
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares300,000,000 shares
Float Size201,790,000 shares
Short Percent of Float4.12%
Today's Trading Volume3,007,559 shares
Average Trading Volume2,544,148 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average18.21%

Short Interest Over Time

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20218,310,000 shares $263.84 million +31.3%4.1%3.3 $31.75
3/15/20216,330,000 shares $196.86 million +41.6%3.1%2.7 $31.10
2/26/20214,470,000 shares $143.13 million +124.6%2.2%2 $32.02
2/12/20211,990,000 shares $57.79 million -10.4%1.0%0.9 $29.04
1/29/20212,220,000 shares $61.61 million -11.9%1.1%1.2 $27.75
1/15/20212,520,000 shares $60.20 million +7.7%1.2%1.6 $23.89
12/31/20202,990,000 shares $80.04 million +5.3%1.5%1.8 $26.77
12/15/20202,990,000 shares $74.51 million +5.3%1.5%1.8 $24.92
11/30/20202,840,000 shares $66.68 million -26.6%1.4%1.6 $23.48
11/15/20203,870,000 shares $87.97 million +19.1%1.9%2.2 $22.73
10/30/20203,250,000 shares $75.60 million -9.7%1.6%1.9 $23.26
10/15/20203,600,000 shares $70.34 million -16.3%1.7%2.2 $19.54
9/30/20204,300,000 shares $87.33 million -9.7%2.0%2.6 $20.31
9/15/20204,760,000 shares $87.06 million +13.6%2.2%2.7 $18.29
8/31/20204,190,000 shares $71.23 million -7.9%1.9%2.2 $17.00
8/14/20204,550,000 shares $81.85 million -6.2%2.1%1.9 $17.99
7/31/20204,850,000 shares $85.17 million -10.0%2.2%1.9 $17.56
7/15/20205,390,000 shares $87.32 million -0.4%2.5%2 $16.20
6/30/20205,410,000 shares $91.00 million -2.7%2.5%1.9 $16.82
6/15/20205,560,000 shares $84.79 million -9.6%2.5%2 $15.25
5/29/20206,150,000 shares $91.33 million +2.2%2.8%2.2 $14.85
5/15/20206,020,000 shares $88.19 million -10.4%2.8%2.3 $14.65
4/30/20206,720,000 shares $105.44 million +12.8%3.1%2.6 $15.69
4/15/20205,960,000 shares $82.37 million +18.5%2.7%2.4 $13.82
3/31/20205,030,000 shares $61.22 million -22.8%2.2%2.1 $12.17

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Jefferies Financial Group's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Jefferies Financial Group shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of March 31st, traders have sold 8,310,000 shares of JEF short. 4.12% of Jefferies Financial Group's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Jefferies Financial Group?

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. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Jefferies Financial Group?

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. 4.12% of Jefferies Financial Group's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Jefferies Financial Group's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Jefferies Financial Group saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 8,310,000 shares, an increase of 31.3% from the previous total of 6,330,000 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 Jefferies Financial Group's float size?

Jefferies Financial Group currently has issued a total of 249,988,000 shares. Some of Jefferies Financial Group'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. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a public float of 201,790,000 shares.

How does Jefferies Financial Group's short interest compare to its competitors?

4.12% of Jefferies Financial Group's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "security brokers & dealers" compare to Jefferies Financial Group: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (4.36%), Credit Suisse Group AG (0.41%), Futu Holdings Limited (11.23%), MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (1.65%), Raymond James (1.32%), Nomura Holdings, Inc. (0.04%), SEI Investments (1.00%), Stifel Financial Corp. (0.00%), Virtu Financial, Inc. (4.40%), and Freedom Holding Corp. (6.85%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Jefferies Financial Group stock?

Short selling JEF is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Jefferies Financial Group as its price is falling. Jefferies Financial Group's stock is trading up $0.71 today. To short Jefferies Financial Group 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 Jefferies Financial Group 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 Jefferies Financial Group?

A short squeeze for Jefferies Financial Group 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 JEF, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Jefferies Financial Group'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 JEF, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/14/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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