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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
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S&P 500   5,022.21
DOW   37,753.31
QQQ   425.84
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Laboratory Co. of America (LH) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$199.97
-1.96 (-0.97%)
(As of 04/17/2024 ET)

Laboratory Co. of America Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
1,920,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
1,990,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-3.52%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$419.44 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
2.6
Last Record Date
March 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
84,130,000 shares
Float Size
83,780,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.29%
Today's Trading Volume
683,213 shares
Average Trading Volume
736,242 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
93%
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LH Short Interest Over Time

LH Days to Cover Over Time

LH Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Laboratory Co. of America Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20241,920,000 shares $419.44 million -3.5%2.3%2.6 $218.46
3/15/20241,990,000 shares $416.33 million -6.6%2.4%2.7 $209.21
2/29/20242,130,000 shares $459.72 million -18.7%2.5%2.9 $215.83
2/15/20242,620,000 shares $581.98 million +4.8%3.1%3.5 $222.13
1/31/20242,500,000 shares $555.75 million -18.6%3.0%3.5 $222.30
1/15/20243,070,000 shares $686.08 million -13.3%3.6%3.9 $223.48
12/31/20233,540,000 shares $804.61 million +7.6%4.2%4.5 $227.29
12/15/20233,290,000 shares $722.16 million +10.4%3.9%4.1 $219.50
11/30/20232,980,000 shares $646.39 million -3.3%3.5%3.7 $216.91
11/15/20233,080,000 shares $646.55 million -6.1%3.6%3.8 $209.92
10/31/20233,280,000 shares $655.11 million -14.4%3.9%3.9 $199.73
10/15/20233,830,000 shares $771.97 million -6.6%4.3%4.8 $201.56
9/30/20234,100,000 shares $824.31 million -7.5%4.6%5.4 $201.05
9/15/20234,430,000 shares $893.40 million -13.3%5.0%5.7 $201.67
8/31/20235,110,000 shares $1.06 billion -6.8%5.8%7 $208.10
8/15/20235,480,000 shares $1.18 billion +236.2%6.2%7.8 $216.16
7/31/20231,630,000 shares $348.71 million +10.1%1.9%2.5 $213.93
7/15/20231,480,000 shares $314.90 million +1.4%1.7%2.3 $212.77
6/30/20231,460,000 shares $352.34 million -10.4%1.7%2.3 $241.33
6/15/20231,630,000 shares $375.81 million -1.2%1.9%2.8 $230.56
5/31/20231,650,000 shares $350.67 million +2.5%1.9%2.8 $212.53
5/15/20231,610,000 shares $358.87 million -11.1%1.8%2.7 $222.90
4/30/20231,810,000 shares $410.35 million +10.4%2.1%2.9 $226.71
4/15/20231,640,000 shares $376.13 million +3.8%1.9%2.7 $229.35
3/31/20231,580,000 shares $362.48 million -3.1%1.8%2.6 $229.42
3/15/20231,630,000 shares $357.33 million -0.6%1.9%2.6 $219.22
2/28/20231,640,000 shares $392.55 million +13.1%1.9%2.6 $239.36
2/15/20231,450,000 shares $359.95 million -8.8%1.7%2.3 $248.24
1/31/20231,590,000 shares $400.87 million +8.2%1.8%2.4 $252.12
1/15/20231,470,000 shares $370.01 million +13.1%1.7%1.9 $251.71
12/30/20221,300,000 shares $306.12 million -16.1%1.5%1.7 $235.48
12/15/20221,550,000 shares $355.40 million -13.4%1.8%2 $229.29
11/30/20221,790,000 shares $430.85 million +15.5%2.0%2.3 $240.70
11/15/20221,550,000 shares $380.96 million +34.8%1.8%2.1 $245.78
10/31/20221,150,000 shares $255.14 million -27.2%1.3%1.6 $221.86
10/15/20221,580,000 shares $329.68 million -4.8%1.8%2.5 $208.66
9/30/20221,660,000 shares $339.98 million -9.8%1.8%2.8 $204.81
9/15/20221,840,000 shares $412.38 million +18.7%2.0%3.2 $224.12
8/31/20221,550,000 shares $349.17 million -20.9%1.7%2.3 $225.27
8/15/20221,960,000 shares $509.89 million -6.2%2.2%2.7 $260.15
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LH Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laboratory Co. of America's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Laboratory Co. of America shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of March 31st, traders have sold 1,920,000 shares of LH short. 2.29% of Laboratory Co. of America's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Laboratory Co. of America's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Laboratory Co. of America?

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. LH shares currently have a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on Laboratory Co. of America's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Laboratory Co. of America?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Laboratory Co. of America: Curated Wealth Partners LLC, GTS Securities LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., and Simplex Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Laboratory Co. of America?

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. 2.29% of Laboratory Co. of America's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Laboratory Co. of America's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Laboratory Co. of America saw a decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,920,000 shares, a decline of 3.5% from the previous total of 1,990,000 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 Laboratory Co. of America's float size?

Laboratory Co. of America currently has issued a total of 84,130,000 shares. Some of Laboratory Co. of America'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. Laboratory Co. of America currently has a public float of 83,780,000 shares.

How does Laboratory Co. of America's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.29% of Laboratory Co. of America's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "medical" compare to Laboratory Co. of America: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (2.32%), Exact Sciences Co. (3.49%), Natera, Inc. (5.18%), Avantor, Inc. (4.32%), Hologic, Inc. (1.92%), BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (1.62%), Koninklijke Philips (0.22%), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2.22%), The Cooper Companies, Inc. (1.10%), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (1.03%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: TC Energy Co. ($4.49 billion), T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.94 billion), General Motors ($3.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.32 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.21 billion), Super Micro Computer, Inc. ($3.13 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($3.08 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.28 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.24 billion), and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.14 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Laboratory Co. of America stock?

Short selling LH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Laboratory Co. of America as its price is falling. LH shares are trading down $1.96 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 Laboratory Co. of America?

A short squeeze for Laboratory Co. of America 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 LH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Laboratory Co. of America'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 LH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2024.



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