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Red Hat Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

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VolumeN/A
Average Volume1.59 million shs
Market Capitalization$33.43 billion
P/E Ratio67.28
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.45

Short Interest

Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:6,428,700 shares
Previous Short Volume:6,881,700 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-6.58%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.20 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:4.0
Last Record Date:June, 15 2019
Outstanding Shares:176,950,000 shares
Float Size:175,680,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:3.66%
Today's Trading Volume:0 shares
Average Trading Volume:1,591,676 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-100.00%



Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
6/15/20196,428,700 $1.20 billion -6.6%3.7%4.3$186.82
5/15/20196,810,300 $1.26 billion 2.7%3.9%5.2$185.10

Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Red Hat's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Red Hat shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of June 15th, traders have sold 6,428,700 shares of RHT short. 3.66% of Red Hat's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Red Hat?

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. Red Hat currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Red Hat?

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. 3.66% of Red Hat's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Red Hat's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Red Hat saw a decrease in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 6,428,700 shares, a decrease of 6.6% from the previous total of 6,881,700 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 Red Hat's float size?

Red Hat currently has issued a total of 178,093,000 shares. Some of Red Hat'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. Red Hat currently has a public float of 175,680,000 shares.

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Harris Co. ($2.47 billion), and Multi-Color Co. ($119.41 million). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Red Hat stock?

Short selling RHT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Red Hat as its price is falling. To short Red Hat 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 Red Hat 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 Red Hat?

A short squeeze for Red Hat 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 RHT, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Red Hat'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 RHT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is June, 15 2019.


This page was last updated on 11/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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