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Altria Group Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.13 (+0.31 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $41.96
50-Day Range
MA: $41.89
52-Week Range
Now: $41.96
Volume7.90 million shs
Average Volume7.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$77.98 billion
P/E Ratio116.56
Dividend Yield8.22%

Short Interest

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:14,500,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:10,420,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+39.16%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$599.58 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:1,870,000,000 shares
Float Size:1,860,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.78%
Today's Trading Volume:7,902,052 shares
Average Trading Volume:7,895,960 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:0.08%

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/202014,500,000 $599.58 million 39.2%0.8%1.6$41.35
12/15/202014,500,000 $591.02 million 39.2%0.8%1.6$40.76
11/30/202010,420,000 $456.19 million -7.4%0.6%1.2$43.78
11/15/202011,250,000 $448.09 million -13.8%0.6%1.3$39.83
10/30/202013,050,000 $526.31 million 9.2%0.7%1.5$40.33
10/15/202011,950,000 $444.18 million -4.1%0.6%1.6$37.17
9/30/202012,460,000 $490.67 million 16.8%0.7%1.6$39.38
9/15/202010,670,000 $408.34 million 30.6%0.6%1.4$38.27
8/31/20208,170,000 $352.94 million -18.1%0.4%1.1$43.20
8/14/20209,980,000 $430.34 million -17.3%0.5%1.3$43.12
7/31/202012,070,000 $522.27 million 5.6%0.7%1.4$43.27
7/15/202011,430,000 $470.34 million -6.2%0.6%1.3$41.15
6/30/202012,180,000 $509.73 million -2.4%0.7%1.3$41.85
6/15/202012,480,000 $493.33 million -1.7%0.7%1.1$39.53
5/29/202012,690,000 $500.37 million -21.9%0.7%1$39.43
5/15/202016,250,000 $634.56 million 48.7%0.9%1.2$39.05
4/30/202010,930,000 $426.82 million -9.4%0.6%0.8$39.05
4/15/202012,060,000 $439.23 million 17.1%0.7%0.9$36.42
3/31/202010,300,000 $406.03 million -32.2%0.6%0.8$39.42
3/13/202015,196,400 $621.68 million 17.9%0.8%1.6$40.91
2/28/202012,890,000 $404.49 million -12.6%0.7%1.3$31.38
2/14/202014,740,000 $621.29 million -2.3%0.8%1.7$42.15
1/31/202015,080,000 $635.17 million -5.9%0.8%1.8$42.12
1/15/202016,030,000 $730.49 million -4.9%0.0%2$45.57
12/31/201916,850,000 $846.71 million -5.6%0.0%2.1$50.25

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Altria Group's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Altria Group shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, traders have sold 14,500,000 shares of MO short. 0.78% of Altria Group's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Altria Group?

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. Altria Group currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Altria Group?

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. 0.78% of Altria Group's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Altria Group's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Altria Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 14,500,000 shares, an increase of 39.2% from the previous total of 10,420,000 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 Altria Group's float size?

Altria Group currently has issued a total of 1,858,419,000 shares. Some of Altria Group'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. Altria Group currently has a public float of 1,860,000,000 shares.

How does Altria Group's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.78% of Altria Group's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "consumer staples" compare to Altria Group: The Coca-Cola Company (0.58%), L'Oréal S.A. (0.00%), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (0.00%), Philip Morris International Inc. (0.61%), Diageo plc (0.09%), The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (0.00%), British American Tobacco p.l.c. (0.00%), Mondelez International, Inc. (0.69%), Unilever PLC (0.12%), and Colgate-Palmolive (0.94%).

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 Altria Group stock?

Short selling MO is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Altria Group as its price is falling. Altria Group's stock is trading up $0.13 today. To short Altria Group 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 Altria Group 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 Altria Group?

A short squeeze for Altria Group 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 MO, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Altria Group'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 MO, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.

This page was last updated on 1/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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