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Lithia Motors Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.61 (+0.20 %)
(As of 11/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $302.48
50-Day Range
MA: $264.94
52-Week Range
Now: $302.48
Volume161,912 shs
Average Volume343,605 shs
Market Capitalization$8.02 billion
P/E Ratio20.03
Dividend Yield0.41%

Short Interest

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:2,180,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:2,350,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-7.23%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$579.97 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:4.0
Last Record Date:October, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:22,420,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:161,912 shares
Average Trading Volume:343,605 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-52.88%

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/30/20202,180,000 $579.97 million -7.2%0.0%4.5$266.04
10/15/20202,350,000 $556.36 million -4.1%0.0%4.8$236.75
9/30/20202,450,000 $653.73 million -2.8%11.1%5$266.83
9/15/20202,520,000 $549.84 million -10.0%11.4%6.2$218.19
8/31/20202,800,000 $685.92 million -6.7%12.7%6.9$244.97
8/14/20203,000,000 $774.96 million -1.6%13.6%9.8$258.32
7/31/20203,050,000 $807.95 million 1.0%13.8%10.4$264.90
7/15/20203,020,000 $692.03 million -1.0%13.8%10.8$229.15
6/30/20203,050,000 $697.41 million 3.0%13.9%11.6$228.66
6/15/20202,960,000 $462.17 million -1.7%13.6%10.5$156.14
5/29/20203,010,000 $431.97 million 1.0%13.8%9.8$143.51
5/15/20202,980,000 $359.36 million -1.7%13.7%9.5$120.59
4/30/20203,030,000 $393.14 million 5.6%13.9%9.5$129.75
4/15/20202,870,000 $316.19 million -4.0%12.8%9.3$110.17
3/31/20202,990,000 $312.07 million 0.4%13.3%10.6$104.37
3/13/20202,978,100 $249.89 million 13.7%13.4%13.9$83.91
2/28/20202,620,000 $184.76 million -4.4%12.0%12.3$70.52
2/14/20202,740,000 $284.25 million 1.1%12.4%13.7$103.74
1/31/20202,710,000 $337.42 million 3.8%12.3%14.1$124.51
1/15/20202,610,000 $365.69 million -0.4%11.9%12.6$140.11
12/31/20192,620,000 $361.27 million -1.1%11.9%12.1$137.89
8/15/20193,084,900 $398.11 million 0.6%14.3%12.4$129.05

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Lithia Motors' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Lithia Motors shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of October 30th, traders have sold 2,180,000 shares of LAD short. 0.00% of Lithia Motors' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Lithia Motors?

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. Lithia Motors currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

Is Lithia Motors' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Lithia Motors saw a decline in short interest in the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,180,000 shares, a decline of 7.2% from the previous total of 2,350,000 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.

How does Lithia Motors' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Lithia Motors' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "automotive retail" compare to Lithia Motors: O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (1.28%), AutoZone, Inc. (2.19%), CarMax, Inc. (5.78%), Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (3.01%), AutoNation, Inc. (4.22%), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (9.96%), Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (12.22%), Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (12.82%), Sonic Automotive, Inc. (14.73%), and Monro, Inc. (7.61%).

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. ($4.66 billion), Aon Plc ($3.83 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.33 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.13 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.05 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.85 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.80 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.26 billion), Simon Property Group, Inc. ($2.02 billion), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($1.96 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Lithia Motors stock?

Short selling LAD is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Lithia Motors as its price is falling. Lithia Motors' stock is trading up $0.61 today. To short Lithia Motors 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 Lithia Motors 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 Lithia Motors?

A short squeeze for Lithia Motors 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 LAD, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Lithia Motors' 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 LAD, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is October, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 11/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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