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S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69
S&P 500   4,397.94
DOW   34,265.37
QQQ   351.69

UniFirst Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.55 (+0.29%)
(As of 01/21/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
66,315 shs
Average Volume
68,344 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.55 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$19.61 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
December, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares
Float Size
Short Percent of Float
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
12/31/202193,200 shares $19.61 million -13.3%0.6%1.3 $210.40
12/15/2021107,500 shares $22.38 million +34.0%0.7%1.5 $208.19
11/30/202180,200 shares $15.37 million +8.7%0.5%1.2 $191.65
11/15/202173,800 shares $14.74 million -38.1%0.5%1.2 $199.79
10/29/2021119,300 shares $23.62 million +30.1%0.8%2 $197.96
10/15/202191,700 shares $19.44 million -3.9%0.6%1.6 $211.99
9/30/202195,400 shares $20.28 million -22.9%0.6%2.1 $212.62
9/15/2021123,700 shares $27.36 million +30.8%0.8%2.4 $221.19
8/31/202194,600 shares $21.67 million +37.5%0.6%1.9 $229.07
8/13/202168,800 shares $15.12 million -19.3%0.5%1.3 $219.81
7/30/202185,300 shares $18.58 million -10.0%0.6%1.6 $217.77
7/15/202194,800 shares $20.08 million -17.9%0.6%1.7 $211.85
6/30/2021115,400 shares $27.08 million -22.9%0.8%2.1 $234.64
6/15/2021149,700 shares $34.32 million +15.3%1.0%2.7 $229.27
5/28/2021129,800 shares $28.77 million +0.4%0.9%2 $221.68
5/14/2021129,300 shares $28.76 million -2.8%0.9%1.9 $222.43
4/30/2021133,000 shares $29.98 million +8.8%0.9%1.9 $225.45
4/15/2021122,300 shares $27.45 million +2.0%0.8%1.7 $224.41
3/31/2021119,900 shares $26.65 million -15.8%0.8%1.5 $222.25
3/15/2021142,400 shares $36.34 million -16.7%1.0%1.7 $255.17
2/26/2021171,000 shares $41.78 million -14.0%1.1%2.1 $244.35
2/12/2021198,900 shares $46.98 million +20.6%1.3%2.4 $236.18
1/29/2021164,900 shares $35.63 million +6.1%1.1%1.9 $216.09
1/15/2021155,500 shares $34.19 million +0.9%1.0%1.7 $219.86
12/31/2020154,100 shares $32.32 million +28.9%1.0%1.6 $209.71

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is UniFirst's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of UniFirst shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, traders have sold 93,200 shares of UNF short. 0.62% of UniFirst's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on UniFirst's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for UniFirst?

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. UniFirst currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for UniFirst

Which institutional investors are shorting UniFirst?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of UniFirst: Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for UniFirst?

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. 0.62% of UniFirst's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is UniFirst's short interest increasing or decreasing?

UniFirst saw a decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 93,200 shares, a decrease of 13.3% from the previous total of 107,500 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 UniFirst's float size?

UniFirst currently has issued a total of 18,851,000 shares. Some of UniFirst'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. UniFirst currently has a public float of 15,020,000 shares.

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

0.62% of UniFirst's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "personal services" compare to UniFirst: Service Co. International (1.95%), H&R Block, Inc. (7.15%), Yelp Inc. (3.69%), European Wax Center Inc (11.31%), Rover Group (4.68%), Carriage Services, Inc. (6.46%), WW International, Inc. (0.00%), EVI Industries, Inc. (11.01%), StoneMor Inc. (0.30%), and XpresSpa Group, Inc. (8.75%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: S&P Global Inc. ($9.39 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($9.08 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($7.16 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($4.05 billion), Lucid Group Inc ($3.43 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($3.11 billion), Rivian ($3.05 billion), Datadog, Inc. ($2.76 billion), Zscaler, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($1.99 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short UniFirst stock?

Short selling UNF is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from UniFirst as its price is falling. UniFirst's stock is trading up $0.55 today. To short UniFirst 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 UniFirst 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 UniFirst?

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

How often is UniFirst'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 UNF, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 1/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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