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NYSE:LH

Laboratory Co. of America Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$223.71
+3.51 (+1.59 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 08:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$218.09
Now: $223.71
$223.81
50-Day Range
$196.64
MA: $205.55
$220.20
52-Week Range
$98.02
Now: $223.71
$223.81
Volume31,484 shs
Average Volume684,430 shs
Market Capitalization$21.79 billion
P/E Ratio26.04
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.09

Short Interest

Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:1,760,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:1,400,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+25.71%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$381.92 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:3.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:98,500,000 shares
Float Size:96,910,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.82%
Today's Trading Volume:31,484 shares
Average Trading Volume:684,430 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-95.40%



Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/20201,760,000 $381.92 million 25.7%1.8%2.8$217.00
12/15/20201,760,000 $367.45 million 25.7%1.8%2.8$208.78
11/30/20201,400,000 $286.90 million -18.6%1.4%2.2$204.93
11/15/20201,720,000 $343.72 million 1.2%1.8%2.4$199.84
10/30/20201,700,000 $339.30 million 9.7%1.8%2.4$199.59
10/15/20201,550,000 $320.06 million 24.0%1.6%2.2$206.49
9/30/20201,250,000 $242.81 million -5.3%1.3%1.7$194.25
9/15/20201,320,000 $238.91 million -7.0%1.4%1.6$180.99
8/31/20201,420,000 $257.53 million 17.4%1.5%1.7$181.36
8/14/20201,210,000 $210.67 million -15.4%1.3%1.5$174.11
7/31/20201,430,000 $268.94 million -15.9%1.5%1.7$188.07
7/15/20201,700,000 $327.96 million 0.0%1.8%1.8$192.92
6/30/20201,700,000 $337.86 million -7.6%1.8%1.7$198.74
6/15/20201,840,000 $307.87 million 4.6%1.9%1.7$167.32
5/29/20201,760,000 $276.48 million 3.5%1.8%1.5$157.09
5/15/20201,700,000 $298.04 million -1.7%1.8%1.3$175.32
4/30/20201,730,000 $302.51 million 23.6%1.8%1.4$174.86
4/15/20201,400,000 $236.42 million -9.1%1.5%1.3$168.87
3/31/20201,540,000 $252.13 million -3.4%1.6%1.5$163.72
3/13/20201,593,400 $233.91 million -6.8%1.7%2.1$146.80
2/28/20201,710,000 $178.39 million -5.5%1.8%2.3$104.32
2/14/20201,810,000 $308.99 million -0.6%1.9%2.9$170.71
1/31/20201,820,000 $334.15 million 13.8%2.1%3$183.60
1/15/20201,600,000 $297.79 million 8.8%1.7%2.6$186.12
12/31/20191,470,000 $260.45 million -1.3%1.5%2.6$177.18

Laboratory Co. of America (NYSE:LH) Short Interest FAQ

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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 December 31st, traders have sold 1,760,000 shares of LH short. 1.82% of Laboratory Co. of America's shares are currently sold short. View details.

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. Laboratory Co. of America currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

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. 1.82% 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 increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,760,000 shares, an increase of 25.7% from the previous total of 1,400,000 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 97,400,000 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 96,910,000 shares.

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

1.82% of Laboratory Co. of America's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care services" compare to Laboratory Co. of America: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (1.90%), DaVita Inc. (4.79%), Amedisys, Inc. (0.00%), Chemed Co. (1.17%), LHC Group, Inc. (2.00%), AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (0.00%), R1 RCM Inc. (0.00%), The Providence Service Co. (0.00%), MEDNAX, Inc. (14.13%), and CorVel Co. (2.53%).

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. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 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. Laboratory Co. of America's stock is trading up $3.51 today. To short Laboratory Co. of America 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 Laboratory Co. of America 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 December, 31 2020.


This page was last updated on 1/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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