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Prestige Consumer Healthcare Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.10 (-0.21 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume218,696 shs
Average Volume490,599 shs
Market Capitalization$2.42 billion
P/E Ratio15.06
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Prestige Consumer Healthcare (NYSE:PBH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,150,000 shares
Previous Short Volume3,220,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-2.17%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$138.00 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.5
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares51,200,000 shares
Float Size49,420,000 shares
Short Percent of Float6.37%
Today's Trading Volume218,696 shares
Average Trading Volume490,599 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-55.42%

Short Interest Over Time

Prestige Consumer Healthcare (NYSE:PBH) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20213,150,000 shares $138.00 million -2.2%6.4%5.5 $43.81
3/31/20213,220,000 shares $140.71 million -0.3%6.5%5.5 $43.70
3/15/20213,230,000 shares $150.13 million -3.9%6.5%5.5 $46.48
2/26/20213,360,000 shares $140.35 million -3.2%6.8%5.7 $41.77
2/12/20213,470,000 shares $155.00 million -1.4%7.0%6 $44.67
1/29/20213,520,000 shares $142.98 million +1.7%7.1%5.9 $40.62
1/15/20213,460,000 shares $130.72 million +3.3%7.0%8.4 $37.78
12/31/20203,350,000 shares $117.15 million -2.1%6.8%9.7 $34.97
12/15/20203,420,000 shares $124.11 million -4.5%6.9%9.6 $36.29
11/30/20203,580,000 shares $131.28 million -4.0%7.2%9.7 $36.67
11/15/20203,730,000 shares $134.32 million -9.0%7.5%10.2 $36.01
10/30/20204,100,000 shares $136.33 million +4.1%8.3%11.5 $33.25
10/15/20203,940,000 shares $140.86 million -6.6%7.9%11.7 $35.75
9/30/20204,220,000 shares $153.69 million -8.5%8.5%12.2 $36.42
9/15/20204,610,000 shares $166.05 million -1.1%9.3%11.8 $36.02
8/31/20204,660,000 shares $169.76 million -4.7%9.4%12 $36.43
8/14/20204,890,000 shares $185.14 million -6.0%9.8%11.8 $37.86
7/31/20205,200,000 shares $193.39 million -8.3%10.5%11.5 $37.19
7/15/20205,670,000 shares $223.11 million +5.8%11.4%12.3 $39.35
6/30/20205,360,000 shares $201.32 million +9.8%10.8%11.3 $37.56
6/15/20204,880,000 shares $196.66 million +22.6%9.8%10.2 $40.30
5/29/20203,980,000 shares $167.96 million +0.8%8.0%6.5 $42.20
5/15/20203,950,000 shares $155.67 million -7.5%8.0%6.6 $39.41
4/30/20204,270,000 shares $173.75 million -8.0%N/A7.4 $40.69
4/15/20204,640,000 shares $173.81 million -1.5%9.3%7.9 $37.46

Prestige Consumer Healthcare (NYSE:PBH) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Prestige Consumer Healthcare's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Prestige Consumer Healthcare shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 15th, traders have sold 3,150,000 shares of PBH short. 6.37% of Prestige Consumer Healthcare's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Prestige Consumer Healthcare?

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. Prestige Consumer Healthcare currently has a short interest ratio of 6.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Prestige Consumer Healthcare?

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. 6.37% of Prestige Consumer Healthcare's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Prestige Consumer Healthcare's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Prestige Consumer Healthcare saw a decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,150,000 shares, a decline of 2.2% from the previous total of 3,220,000 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare's float size?

Prestige Consumer Healthcare currently has issued a total of 49,911,000 shares. Some of Prestige Consumer Healthcare'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. Prestige Consumer Healthcare currently has a public float of 49,420,000 shares.

How does Prestige Consumer Healthcare's short interest compare to its competitors?

6.37% of Prestige Consumer Healthcare's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "pharmaceutical preparations" compare to Prestige Consumer Healthcare: United Therapeutics Co. (4.65%), Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (0.00%), BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (10.25%), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (0.00%), Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (0.00%), Ascendis Pharma A/S (0.00%), GW Pharmaceuticals plc (0.00%), Evotec SE (0.00%), Perrigo Company plc (4.21%), and Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Prestige Consumer Healthcare stock?

Short selling PBH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Prestige Consumer Healthcare as its price is falling. Prestige Consumer Healthcare's stock is trading down $0.10 today. To short Prestige Consumer Healthcare 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare 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 Prestige Consumer Healthcare?

A short squeeze for Prestige Consumer Healthcare 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 PBH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Prestige Consumer Healthcare'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 PBH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2021 by Staff
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