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NYSE:TAC

TransAlta Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$8.22
-0.15 (-1.79 %)
(As of 03/4/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$8.10
Now: $8.22
$8.45
50-Day Range
$8.44
MA: $8.98
$9.71
52-Week Range
$3.63
Now: $8.22
$9.78
Volume45,353 shs
Average Volume296,231 shs
Market Capitalization$2.22 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.57%
Beta1.2

Short Interest

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,490,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,080,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+37.96%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$12.95 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.9
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares269,883,000 shares
Float Size266,770,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.56%
Today's Trading Volume45,353 shares
Average Trading Volume296,231 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-84.69%

Short Interest Over Time


TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20211,490,000 shares $12.95 million +38.0%0.6%5.9 $8.69
1/29/20211,080,000 shares $9.98 million -7.7%0.4%4.9 $9.24
1/15/20211,170,000 shares $10.32 million +47.8%0.4%5.8 $8.82
12/31/2020300,600 shares $2.53 million -15.4%0.1%1.9 $8.43
12/15/2020300,600 shares $2.35 million -15.4%0.1%1.9 $7.82
11/30/2020355,100 shares $2.46 million -56.2%0.1%2.8 $6.94
11/15/2020810,500 shares $5.62 million -14.0%0.3%6.4 $6.93
10/30/2020942,800 shares $6.02 million -1.9%0.4%7.1 $6.39
10/15/2020961,200 shares $6.13 million +9.4%0.4%7.1 $6.38
9/30/2020878,700 shares $5.59 million -7.8%N/A5.7 $6.36
9/15/2020952,700 shares $5.55 million -11.8%0.4%5.5 $5.83
8/31/20201,080,000 shares $6.66 million -1.8%0.4%5.6 $6.17
8/14/20201,100,000 shares $7.04 million +107.3%0.4%5 $6.40
7/31/2020530,600 shares $3.43 million -54.3%0.2%2.1 $6.46
7/15/20201,160,000 shares $7.56 million -0.9%0.4%3.8 $6.52
6/30/20201,170,000 shares $7.35 million +24.4%0.4%3.5 $6.28
6/15/2020940,500 shares $5.49 million +126.5%0.4%2.2 $5.84
5/29/2020415,200 shares $2.40 million -28.3%0.2%0.7 $5.77
5/15/2020579,400 shares $3.38 million -80.0%0.2%0.8 $5.84
4/30/20202,890,000 shares $16.68 million -28.5%1.1%3.7 $5.77
4/15/20204,040,000 shares $23.55 million -9.6%1.5%5 $5.83
3/31/20204,470,000 shares $24.90 million +125.8%1.7%5.9 $5.57
3/13/20201,979,600 shares $11.44 million +324.9%0.7%3.9 $5.78
2/28/2020465,900 shares $1.77 million -81.5%0.2%0.9 $3.80
2/14/20202,520,000 shares $14.72 million +40.0%0.9%6.5 $5.84

TransAlta (NYSE:TAC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is TransAlta's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of TransAlta shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 1,490,000 shares of TAC short. 0.56% of TransAlta's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for TransAlta?

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. TransAlta currently has a short interest ratio of 6.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for TransAlta?

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. 0.56% of TransAlta's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is TransAlta's short interest increasing or decreasing?

TransAlta saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 1,490,000 shares, an increase of 38.0% from the previous total of 1,080,000 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 TransAlta's float size?

TransAlta currently has issued a total of 269,883,000 shares. Some of TransAlta'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. TransAlta currently has a public float of 266,770,000 shares.

How does TransAlta's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.56% of TransAlta's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "electric services" compare to TransAlta: Enel Américas S.A. (0.00%), Red Eléctrica Corporación, S.A. (0.00%), Pinnacle West Capital Co. (0.00%), Vistra Corp. (1.67%), Brookfield Renewable Co. (1.49%), Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobrás (0.00%), OGE Energy Corp. (0.89%), Engie Brasil Energia S.A. (0.00%), Clearway Energy, Inc. (4.02%), and China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited (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: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short TransAlta stock?

Short selling TAC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from TransAlta as its price is falling. TransAlta's stock is trading down $0.15 today. To short TransAlta 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 TransAlta 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 TransAlta?

A short squeeze for TransAlta 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 TAC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is TransAlta'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 TAC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.



This page was last updated on 3/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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