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NYSE:MTX

Minerals Technologies Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$62.40
-0.34 (-0.54 %)
(As of 11/27/2020 12:59 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$61.58
Now: $62.40
$63.54
50-Day Range
$53.61
MA: $58.12
$64.16
52-Week Range
$27.28
Now: $62.40
$66.24
Volume4,715 shs
Average Volume174,678 shs
Market Capitalization$2.12 billion
P/E Ratio19.50
Dividend Yield0.31%
Beta1.57

Short Interest

Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:652,500 shares
Previous Short Volume:495,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+31.79%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$38.83 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:5.0
Last Record Date:October, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:35,240,000 shares
Float Size:33,630,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.94%
Today's Trading Volume:4,715 shares
Average Trading Volume:174,678 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-97.30%



Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/30/2020652,500 $38.83 million 31.8%1.9%4.8$59.51
10/15/2020495,100 $27.64 million 19.5%1.5%3.6$55.83
9/30/2020414,400 $23.71 million -4.9%1.2%2.9$57.22
9/15/2020435,900 $21.46 million -23.4%1.3%3$49.23
8/31/2020569,100 $27.90 million -16.5%1.7%3.6$49.03
8/14/2020681,900 $35.11 million -2.7%2.0%3.9$51.49
7/31/2020700,800 $37.16 million -7.5%2.1%3.7$53.03
7/15/2020757,400 $35.51 million -5.7%2.2%4$46.88
6/30/2020802,900 $37.62 million 32.1%2.4%4.1$46.86
6/15/2020607,700 $27.32 million -25.6%1.8%3$44.95
5/29/2020817,100 $35.26 million 9.1%2.4%3.7$43.15
5/15/2020749,100 $36.94 million 8.3%2.2%3.1$49.31
4/30/2020691,700 $36.59 million 10.8%2.1%3.1$52.90
4/15/2020624,200 $27.15 million -7.2%1.8%2.9$43.49
3/31/2020672,600 $26.60 million -6.2%2.0%3.1$39.55
3/13/2020717,200 $28.40 million 5.3%2.1%4$39.60
2/28/2020680,900 $20.64 million -2.4%2.0%3.8$30.32
2/14/2020697,900 $27.05 million -4.3%2.1%4.6$38.76
1/31/2020728,900 $35.76 million -2.1%2.1%4.3$49.06
1/15/2020744,500 $41.56 million 2.6%2.2%3.5$55.82
12/31/2019725,900 $40.69 million 2.6%2.1%3.3$56.05
8/15/2019485,500 $22.57 million 25.3%1.4%3$46.49

Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Minerals Technologies' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Minerals Technologies shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of October 30th, traders have sold 652,500 shares of MTX short. 1.94% of Minerals Technologies' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Minerals Technologies?

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. Minerals Technologies currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Minerals Technologies?

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. 1.94% of Minerals Technologies' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Minerals Technologies' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Minerals Technologies saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 652,500 shares, an increase of 31.8% from the previous total of 495,100 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 Minerals Technologies' float size?

Minerals Technologies currently has issued a total of 33,994,000 shares. Some of Minerals Technologies' 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. Minerals Technologies currently has a public float of 33,630,000 shares.

How does Minerals Technologies' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.94% of Minerals Technologies' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" compare to Minerals Technologies: The Sherwin-Williams Company (1.05%), Ecolab Inc. (0.91%), Celanese Co. (2.02%), Albemarle Co. (0.00%), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (16.39%), RPM International Inc. (1.05%), Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (3.49%), Quaker Chemical Co. (15.36%), NewMarket Co. (1.73%), and W. R. Grace & Co. (2.34%).

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. ($4.66 billion), Aon Plc ($3.83 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.33 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.13 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.05 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.85 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.80 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.26 billion), Simon Property Group, Inc. ($2.02 billion), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($1.96 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Minerals Technologies stock?

Short selling MTX is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Minerals Technologies as its price is falling. Minerals Technologies' stock is trading down $0.34 today. To short Minerals Technologies 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 Minerals Technologies 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 Minerals Technologies?

A short squeeze for Minerals Technologies 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 MTX, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Minerals Technologies' 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 MTX, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is October, 30 2020.


This page was last updated on 11/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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