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NYSE:MDC

M.D.C. Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$36.65
-1.48 (-3.88%)
(As of 05/18/2022 11:57 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$36.53
$37.26
50-Day Range
$34.78
$43.62
52-Week Range
$34.56
$58.92
Volume
12,320 shs
Average Volume
687,200 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.61 billion
P/E Ratio
4.40
Dividend Yield
5.39%
Beta
1.34

M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
2,000,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
1,550,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+29.03%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$73.82 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
3.2
Last Record Date
April, 30 2022
Outstanding Shares
71,160,000 shares
Float Size
56,710,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
3.53%
Today's Trading Volume
12,320 shares
Average Trading Volume
687,200 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
-98.21%
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time


M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/20222,000,000 shares $73.82 million +29.0%3.5%3.2 $36.91
4/15/20221,550,000 shares $56.44 million -7.2%2.7%2.4 $36.41
3/31/20221,670,000 shares $63.19 million -13.0%3.0%2.7 $37.84
3/15/20221,920,000 shares $80.72 million +4.4%3.4%3.6 $42.04
2/28/20221,840,000 shares $81.59 million -6.1%3.3%3.2 $44.34
2/15/20221,960,000 shares $86.40 million +21.7%3.5%3.5 $44.08
1/31/20221,610,000 shares $81.61 million +8.8%2.9%3.1 $50.69
1/15/20221,480,000 shares $81.34 million +11.3%2.6%3.3 $54.96
12/31/20211,330,000 shares $74.25 million +13.7%2.4%3.2 $55.83
12/15/20211,170,000 shares $64.83 million +3.5%2.1%2.7 $55.41
11/30/20211,130,000 shares $54.06 million -8.9%2.0%2.8 $47.84
11/15/20211,240,000 shares $64.10 million -17.3%2.2%3.2 $51.69
10/29/20211,500,000 shares $73.47 million +11.9%2.7%3.8 $48.98
10/15/20211,340,000 shares $64.36 million -0.7%2.4%3.4 $48.03
9/30/20211,350,000 shares $63.07 million -5.6%2.4%3.1 $46.72
9/15/20211,430,000 shares $71.80 million -26.3%2.5%3 $50.21
8/31/20211,940,000 shares $101.37 million +2.7%3.4%4 $52.25
8/13/20211,890,000 shares $97.69 million -10.4%3.4%3.8 $51.69
7/30/20212,110,000 shares $112.51 million +3.4%3.8%4.1 $53.32
7/15/20212,040,000 shares $97.51 million +10.9%3.6%3.8 $47.80
6/30/20211,840,000 shares $93.10 million -7.1%3.3%3.5 $50.60
6/15/20211,980,000 shares $105.85 million +5.3%3.5%4 $53.46
5/28/20211,880,000 shares $108.95 million -3.6%3.4%3.7 $57.95
5/14/20211,950,000 shares $113.04 million +12.1%3.5%3.6 $57.97
4/30/20211,740,000 shares $104.28 million +8.1%3.1%3 $59.93













M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is M.D.C.'s current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of M.D.C. shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, traders have sold 2,000,000 shares of MDC short. 3.53% of M.D.C.'s shares are currently sold short. Learn More on M.D.C.'s current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for M.D.C.?

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. M.D.C. currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on M.D.C.'s short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting M.D.C.?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of M.D.C.: Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Group One Trading L.P., Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Simplex Trading LLC, and Walleye Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for M.D.C.?

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. 3.53% of M.D.C.'s floating shares are currently sold short.

Is M.D.C.'s short interest increasing or decreasing?

M.D.C. saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,000,000 shares, an increase of 29.0% from the previous total of 1,550,000 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 M.D.C.'s float size?

M.D.C. currently has issued a total of 71,160,000 shares. Some of M.D.C.'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. M.D.C. currently has a public float of 56,710,000 shares.

How does M.D.C.'s short interest compare to its competitors?

3.53% of M.D.C.'s shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "homebuilding" compare to M.D.C.: D.R. Horton, Inc. (2.42%), Lennar Co. (3.34%), NVR, Inc. (2.55%), PulteGroup, Inc. (2.45%), Toll Brothers, Inc. (3.12%), Meritage Homes Co. (2.45%), KB Home (5.54%), Tri Pointe Homes, Inc. (3.14%), Cavco Industries, Inc. (2.79%), and M/I Homes, Inc. (3.91%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($4.31 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.24 billion), Lucid Group, Inc. ($2.25 billion), HP Inc. ($2.22 billion), GameStop Corp. ($1.69 billion), Carnival Co. & plc ($1.66 billion), Snap Inc. ($1.64 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($1.63 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.60 billion), and Upstart Holdings, Inc. ($1.53 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short M.D.C. stock?

Short selling MDC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from M.D.C. as its price is falling. M.D.C.'s stock is trading down $1.48 today. To short M.D.C. 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 M.D.C. 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 M.D.C.?

A short squeeze for M.D.C. 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 MDC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is M.D.C.'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 MDC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2022.



This page was last updated on 5/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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