Mercury General (MCY) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$58.86
+0.66 (+1.13%)
(As of 02:24 PM ET)

Mercury General Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
574,200 shares
Previous Short Interest
446,600 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+28.57%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$30.01 million
Short Interest Ratio
2.2 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
55,370,000 shares
Float Size
26,550,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.16%
Today's Trading Volume
82,505 shares
Average Trading Volume
227,990 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
36%
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MCY Short Interest Over Time

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Mercury General Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/2024574,200 shares $30.01 million +28.6%2.2%2.2 $52.26
4/15/2024446,600 shares $23.23 million -2.3%1.7%1.9 $52.01
3/31/2024457,300 shares $23.60 million -11.7%1.7%2.1 $51.60
3/15/2024517,600 shares $25.13 million +26.7%2.0%2.7 $48.55
2/29/2024408,400 shares $19.92 million -13.2%1.5%2.1 $48.79
2/15/2024470,600 shares $21.71 million +17.3%1.8%2.5 $46.14
1/31/2024401,200 shares $16.07 million +13.2%1.5%2.6 $40.05
1/15/2024354,300 shares $13.80 million +2.8%1.3%2.1 $38.95
12/31/2023344,700 shares $12.86 million -29.8%1.3%2.1 $37.31
12/15/2023490,800 shares $18.36 million +31.7%1.9%2.9 $37.40
11/30/2023372,800 shares $13.89 million -17.3%1.4%2.3 $37.25
11/15/2023450,900 shares $16.39 million -1.9%1.7%2.8 $36.35
10/31/2023459,700 shares $14.21 million -1.4%1.7%2.7 $30.92
10/15/2023466,100 shares $13.86 million +7.5%1.8%3.1 $29.73
9/30/2023433,600 shares $12.15 million -13.8%1.6%2.8 $28.03
9/15/2023502,800 shares $14.59 million +16.0%1.9%3.2 $29.01
8/31/2023433,600 shares $12.40 million -9.2%1.6%2.6 $28.59
8/15/2023477,600 shares $14.29 million +4.4%1.8%2.7 $29.93
7/31/2023457,600 shares $14.71 million -5.3%1.7%2.6 $32.15
7/15/2023483,400 shares $13.88 million -10.2%1.8%2.4 $28.71
6/30/2023538,500 shares $16.30 million -7.4%2.0%2.5 $30.26
6/15/2023581,400 shares $16.88 million -20.9%2.2%2.7 $29.04
5/31/2023734,900 shares $22.05 million -2.2%2.8%3 $30.00
5/15/2023751,300 shares $22.64 million -5.6%2.8%2.8 $30.13
4/30/2023796,100 shares $24.21 million -19.2%3.8%2.6 $30.41
4/15/2023985,600 shares $29.56 million -2.4%3.7%3.4 $29.99
3/31/20231,010,000 shares $32.06 million +16.0%3.8%3.5 $31.74
3/15/2023871,000 shares $26.19 million +56.0%3.3%2.8 $30.07
2/28/2023558,200 shares $19.01 million +3.6%2.1%1.9 $34.05
2/15/2023538,900 shares $18.55 million -23.5%2.0%1.9 $34.42
1/31/2023704,700 shares $25.18 million +14.3%2.7%2.4 $35.73
1/15/2023616,800 shares $22.09 million -20.4%2.3%1.9 $35.81
12/30/2022775,000 shares $26.51 million -8.9%2.9%2.3 $34.20
12/15/2022850,500 shares $29.28 million -10.2%3.2%2.3 $34.43
11/30/2022946,900 shares $34.35 million -24.3%3.6%1.9 $36.28
11/15/20221,250,000 shares $46.04 million -10.7%4.7%2.2 $36.83
10/31/20221,400,000 shares $40.60 million -16.7%5.3%2.4 $29.00
10/15/20221,680,000 shares $51.14 million +9.8%6.3%2.7 $30.44
9/30/20221,530,000 shares $43.48 million +3.4%5.8%2.5 $28.42
9/15/20221,480,000 shares $50.54 million -14.9%5.6%2.2 $34.15
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8/31/20221,740,000 shares $55.51 million -3.3%6.6%3.2 $31.90
8/15/20221,800,000 shares $61.54 million +4.1%6.8%3.8 $34.19
7/31/20221,730,000 shares $72.54 million +3.0%6.5%4 $41.93
7/15/20221,680,000 shares $71.64 million -5.1%6.2%4.5 $42.64
6/30/20221,770,000 shares $78.41 million +19.6%6.5%4.9 $44.30
6/15/20221,480,000 shares $66.76 million +4.2%5.4%4.5 $45.11
5/31/20221,420,000 shares $69.51 million +3.7%5.4%6 $48.95
5/15/20221,370,000 shares $65.94 million +1.5%5.2%6 $48.13
4/30/20221,350,000 shares $68.08 million +1.5%5.1%6.7 $50.43
4/15/20221,330,000 shares $71.29 million -4.3%5.0%6.4 $53.60
3/31/20221,390,000 shares $76.45 million -4.8%5.2%6.3 $55.00
3/15/20221,460,000 shares $76.30 million -10.4%5.5%6.4 $52.26
2/28/20221,630,000 shares $89.65 million -10.4%6.1%7.1 $55.00
2/15/20221,820,000 shares $96.17 million +5.2%6.9%8 $52.84
1/31/20221,730,000 shares $94.56 million -5.5%6.5%7.7 $54.66
1/15/20221,830,000 shares $100.96 million No Change6.9%8.7 $55.17
12/31/20211,830,000 shares $97.10 million -3.7%6.9%9.8 $53.06
12/15/20211,900,000 shares $100.24 million +15.2%7.2%10.7 $52.76
11/30/20211,650,000 shares $84.18 million +3.1%6.2%10 $51.02
11/15/20211,600,000 shares $83.01 million +8.1%6.0%9.7 $51.88
10/29/20211,480,000 shares $80.65 million -11.9%5.6%9.6 $54.49
10/15/20211,680,000 shares $92.90 million +13.5%6.3%11.5 $55.30
9/30/20211,480,000 shares $82.39 million +0.7%5.6%9.3 $55.67
9/15/20211,470,000 shares $84.39 million -0.7%5.5%8.2 $57.41
8/31/20211,480,000 shares $88.37 million +5.0%5.6%7.5 $59.71
8/13/20211,410,000 shares $83.06 million No Change5.3%6.7 $58.91
7/30/20211,410,000 shares $85.77 million +11.0%5.3%6.5 $60.83
7/15/20211,270,000 shares $78.77 million -3.8%4.8%5.5 $62.02
6/30/20211,320,000 shares $85.73 million +11.9%5.0%5.5 $64.95
6/15/20211,180,000 shares $70.79 million -4.8%4.4%4.7 $59.99
5/28/20211,240,000 shares $78.86 million +13.8%4.7%4.6 $63.60
5/14/20211,090,000 shares $72.84 million -3.5%4.1%4 $66.83
4/30/20211,130,000 shares $71.40 million +6.6%4.3%4 $63.19
4/15/20211,060,000 shares $68.97 million +14.2%4.0%3.6 $65.07
3/31/2021928,200 shares $56.99 million +52.3%3.5%3.2 $61.40
3/15/2021609,500 shares $38.66 million -15.5%2.3%2.2 $63.43
2/26/2021721,300 shares $42.72 million -13.2%2.7%2.8 $59.23
2/12/2021830,600 shares $46.93 million +38.6%3.1%3.4 $56.50
1/29/2021599,300 shares $32.75 million +18.4%2.3%2.5 $54.64
1/15/2021506,000 shares $26.32 million -14.6%1.9%2.3 $52.02
12/31/2020592,700 shares $30.63 million +23.8%2.2%2.8 $51.68
12/15/2020478,900 shares $24.17 million +19.3%1.8%2.3 $50.46
11/30/2020401,500 shares $18.47 million -33.9%1.5%2.2 $46.01
11/15/2020607,800 shares $27.32 million -3.8%2.3%3.3 $44.95
10/30/2020631,500 shares $25.42 million -6.6%2.4%3.4 $40.25
10/15/2020675,800 shares $27.54 million +18.6%2.6%3.4 $40.75
9/30/2020569,900 shares $23.58 million -13.9%2.2%2.6 $41.37
9/15/2020662,200 shares $28.15 million +18.5%2.5%2.6 $42.51
8/31/2020559,000 shares $25.00 million -15.4%2.1%2.1 $44.73
8/14/2020661,000 shares $30.08 million -19.0%2.5%2.2 $45.51
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7/31/2020815,600 shares $35.00 million -12.8%3.1%2.2 $42.91
7/15/2020935,700 shares $37.67 million -10.0%3.5%2.4 $40.26
6/30/20201,040,000 shares $42.38 million +18.4%3.9%2.6 $40.75
6/15/2020878,200 shares $36.66 million -22.3%3.3%2.2 $41.75
5/29/20201,130,000 shares $45.46 million -7.4%4.3%2.8 $40.23
5/15/20201,220,000 shares $46.32 million +89.2%4.6%3 $37.97
4/30/2020644,800 shares $26.41 million -27.4%2.4%1.8 $40.96
4/15/2020887,900 shares $35.64 million +26.5%3.3%2.8 $40.14
3/31/2020701,700 shares $28.47 million -4.5%2.6%2.1 $40.57
3/13/2020734,500 shares $30.44 million +46.3%2.7%2.7 $41.44
2/28/2020502,200 shares $17.23 million -19.5%1.8%1.8 $34.31
2/14/2020623,500 shares $25.93 million -18.2%2.3%2.5 $41.59
1/31/2020762,000 shares $36.43 million +13.7%2.8%3.2 $47.81
1/15/2020670,300 shares $34.65 million +16.2%2.5%2.9 $51.70
12/31/2019577,000 shares $28.04 million +1.7%2.1%2.7 $48.59
8/15/2019708,200 shares $36.81 million -19.2%2.6%2.8 $51.97

MCY Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mercury General's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Mercury General shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 30th, traders have sold 574,200 shares of MCY short. 2.16% of Mercury General's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Mercury General's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Mercury General?

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. MCY shares currently have a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on Mercury General's short interest ratio.

What is a good short interest percentage for Mercury General?

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. 2.16% of Mercury General's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Mercury General's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Mercury General saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 574,200 shares, an increase of 28.6% from the previous total of 446,600 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 Mercury General's float size?

Mercury General currently has issued a total of 55,370,000 shares. Some of Mercury General'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. Mercury General currently has a public float of 26,550,000 shares.

How does Mercury General's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.16% of Mercury General's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "finance" compare to Mercury General: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (1.52%), The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (1.53%), Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (0.97%), Employers Holdings, Inc. (1.47%), HCI Group, Inc. (12.92%), AMERISAFE, Inc. (1.43%), Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (2.11%), AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (1.16%), RLI Corp. (1.82%), CNA Financial Co. (0.24%),

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 Mercury General stock?

Short selling MCY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Mercury General as its price is falling. MCY shares are trading up $0.66 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 Mercury General?

A short squeeze for Mercury General 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 MCY, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Mercury General'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 MCY, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2024.



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