Kirby (KEX) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

+2.17 (+1.88%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

Kirby Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$112.40 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
Float Size
Short Percent of Float
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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KEX Short Interest Over Time

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KEX Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Kirby Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/20241,030,000 shares $112.40 million -1.0%1.8%2.3 $109.13
4/15/20241,040,000 shares $101.03 million -5.5%1.8%2.6 $97.14
3/31/20241,100,000 shares $104.85 million -2.7%1.9%2.8 $95.32
3/15/20241,130,000 shares $99.90 million +9.7%2.0%3 $88.41
2/29/20241,030,000 shares $90.30 million -6.4%1.8%2.7 $87.67
2/15/20241,100,000 shares $94.74 million +8.9%1.9%2.8 $86.13
1/31/20241,010,000 shares $79.45 million -10.6%1.7%2.6 $78.66
1/15/20241,130,000 shares $86.65 million +10.8%1.9%2.9 $76.68
12/31/20231,020,000 shares $80.05 million -3.8%1.7%2.7 $78.48
12/15/20231,060,000 shares $81.97 million -10.2%1.8%2.8 $77.33
11/30/20231,180,000 shares $90.58 million +1.7%2.0%3.1 $76.76
11/15/20231,160,000 shares $88.55 million -2.5%2.0%3.2 $76.34
10/31/20231,190,000 shares $88.89 million -6.3%2.0%3.4 $74.70
10/15/20231,270,000 shares $103.82 million +5.8%2.2%3.7 $81.75
9/30/20231,200,000 shares $99.36 million -12.4%2.0%3.5 $82.80
9/15/20231,370,000 shares $116.37 million +15.1%2.3%4 $84.94
8/31/20231,190,000 shares $98.57 million +9.2%2.0%3.7 $82.83
8/15/20231,090,000 shares $88.04 million +14.2%1.9%3.4 $80.77
7/31/2023954,800 shares $77.80 million -20.4%1.6%2.9 $81.48
7/15/20231,200,000 shares $90.42 million -7.0%2.0%3.7 $75.35
6/30/20231,290,000 shares $99.30 million -7.2%2.2%4 $76.98
6/15/20231,390,000 shares $104.03 million -4.1%2.3%4.4 $74.84
5/31/20231,450,000 shares $103.70 million +2.8%2.5%4.4 $71.52
5/15/20231,410,000 shares $99.91 million +19.5%2.4%4.3 $70.86
4/30/20231,180,000 shares $84.77 million -7.8%2.0%3.6 $71.84
4/15/20231,280,000 shares $88.93 million +0.8%2.2%3.7 $69.48
3/31/20231,270,000 shares $88.52 million -3.1%2.1%3.5 $69.70
3/15/20231,310,000 shares $88.71 million -9.0%2.2%3.5 $67.72
2/28/20231,440,000 shares $104.44 million +4.4%2.4%3.9 $72.53
2/15/20231,380,000 shares $101.65 million +7.0%2.3%3.7 $73.66
1/31/20231,290,000 shares $91.31 million -3.7%2.2%3.3 $70.78
1/15/20231,340,000 shares $84.98 million -2.2%2.3%3.5 $63.42
12/30/20221,370,000 shares $88.16 million +4.6%2.3%3.6 $64.35
12/15/20221,310,000 shares $83.33 million -13.8%2.2%3.4 $63.61
11/30/20221,520,000 shares $106.08 million -4.4%2.6%3.9 $69.79
11/15/20221,590,000 shares $108.95 million -16.3%2.7%4.1 $68.52
10/31/20221,900,000 shares $132.53 million -1.6%3.2%5.2 $69.75
10/15/20221,930,000 shares $124.31 million -0.5%3.3%5.2 $64.41
9/30/20221,940,000 shares $117.89 million -1.5%3.3%5.8 $60.77
9/15/20221,970,000 shares $132.17 million +11.9%3.3%5.7 $67.09
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KEX Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kirby's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Kirby shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, traders have sold 1,030,000 shares of KEX short. 1.78% of Kirby's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Kirby's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Kirby?

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. KEX shares currently have a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on Kirby's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Kirby?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Kirby: PEAK6 Investments LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Kirby?

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. 1.78% of Kirby's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Kirby's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Kirby saw a decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,030,000 shares, a decline of 1.0% from the previous total of 1,040,000 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 Kirby's float size?

Kirby currently has issued a total of 58,520,000 shares. Some of Kirby'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. Kirby currently has a public float of 57,710,000 shares.

How does Kirby's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.78% of Kirby's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "transportation" compare to Kirby: Matson, Inc. (2.15%), International Seaways, Inc. (2.67%), Golden Ocean Group Limited (3.25%), Golar LNG Limited (3.12%), Teekay Tankers Ltd. (2.44%), Landstar System, Inc. (2.79%), GXO Logistics, Inc. (2.53%), Frontline plc (4.81%), Ryder System, Inc. (1.13%), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (5.22%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.98 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.35 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.06 billion), General Motors ($2.88 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.32 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.27 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.18 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.52 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Kirby stock?

Short selling KEX is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Kirby as its price is falling. KEX shares are trading up $2.17 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 Kirby?

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

How often is Kirby'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 KEX, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2024.

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This page (NYSE:KEX) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by Staff

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