Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.14 (+0.22 %)
(As of 09/23/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume350,474 shs
Average Volume591,111 shs
Market Capitalization$6.91 billion
P/E Ratio37.92
Dividend Yield1.60%

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,730,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,340,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+29.10%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$108.28 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.8
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares110,427,000 shares
Float Size110,180,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.57%
Today's Trading Volume350,474 shares
Average Trading Volume591,111 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-40.71%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/20211,730,000 shares $108.28 million +29.1%1.6%3.8 $62.59
8/13/20211,340,000 shares $82.46 million No Change1.2%2.9 $61.54
7/15/20211,650,000 shares $96.95 million +6.5%1.5%3.9 $58.76
6/30/20211,550,000 shares $91.88 million -37.0%1.4%3.2 $59.28
6/15/20212,460,000 shares $145.93 million +0.4%2.2%4.6 $59.32
5/28/20212,450,000 shares $146.29 million -6.1%2.2%4.5 $59.71
5/14/20212,610,000 shares $160.28 million -16.9%2.4%4.3 $61.41
4/30/20213,140,000 shares $202.97 million +0.3%2.9%4.5 $64.64
4/15/20213,130,000 shares $193.87 million +7.2%2.9%4.1 $61.94
3/31/20212,920,000 shares $169.86 million +27.5%2.7%3.7 $58.17
3/15/20212,290,000 shares $131.58 million +34.7%2.1%3 $57.46
2/26/20211,700,000 shares $93.21 million +36.0%1.6%2.4 $54.83
2/12/20211,250,000 shares $71.15 million +6.8%1.1%1.9 $56.92
1/29/20211,170,000 shares $71.05 million +10.4%1.1%1.8 $60.73
1/15/20211,060,000 shares $65.64 million +6.2%1.0%1.8 $61.92
12/31/2020998,600 shares $70.24 million +12.0%0.9%2 $70.34
12/15/2020891,500 shares $62.47 million +52.3%0.8%1.8 $70.07
11/30/2020585,500 shares $39.99 million -45.3%0.5%1.2 $68.30
11/15/20201,070,000 shares $68.50 million +5.9%1.0%2.2 $64.02
10/30/20201,010,000 shares $61.17 million -1.0%0.9%2 $60.56
10/15/20201,020,000 shares $64.50 million +15.0%0.9%2.1 $63.24
9/30/2020886,700 shares $52.54 million -47.2%0.8%0 $59.25
9/15/20201,680,000 shares $96.92 million +29.2%1.6%3.2 $57.69
8/31/20201,300,000 shares $75.99 million -22.6%1.2%2.7 $58.45
8/14/20201,680,000 shares $104.48 million +32.3%1.6%3.1 $62.19

Institutional Investors Shorting Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC14,70016,000+8.8%$948.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.N/A100,300N/A$5,946.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLCN/A1,500N/A$89.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC70-100.0%$0.00
8/12/2021Capital Fund Management S.A.16,4000-100.0%$0.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.2,7002,700No Change$160.00

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) Short Interest FAQ

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of August 31st, investors have sold 1,730,000 shares of RBA short. 1.57% of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers?

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. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Which institutional investors are shorting Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: Citadel Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., PEAK6 Investments LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., and Group One Trading L.P.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers?

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. 1.57% of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,730,000 shares, an increase of 29.1% from the previous total of 1,340,000 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' float size?

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers currently has issued a total of 110,427,000 shares. Some of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' 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. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers currently has a public float of 110,180,000 shares.

How does Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.57% of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "business services, not elsewhere classified" compare to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: Zillow Group, Inc. (3.64%), Zillow Group, Inc. (12.90%), FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (2.43%), Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (1.32%), Lyft, Inc. (9.62%), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (6.08%), Trip.com Group Limited (3.00%), Farfetch Ltd (6.35%), Fair Isaac Co. (2.48%), and Worldline SA (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: Square, Inc. ($9.81 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.52 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.18 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.21 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.60 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($3.23 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.11 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($2.74 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.52 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.16 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers stock?

Short selling RBA is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers as its price is falling. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' stock is trading up $0.14 today. To short Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers?

A short squeeze for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers 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 RBA, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' 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 RBA, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/23/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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