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UniFirst (UNF) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$158.47
-3.82 (-2.35%)
(As of 05/29/2024 ET)

UniFirst Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
188,700 shares
Previous Short Interest
202,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-6.58%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$31.21 million
Short Interest Ratio
2.4 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
May 15, 2024
Outstanding Shares
18,660,000 shares
Float Size
14,480,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
1.30%
Today's Trading Volume
80,961 shares
Average Trading Volume
80,928 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
100%
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UNF Short Interest Over Time

UNF Days to Cover Over Time

UNF Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

UniFirst Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
5/15/2024188,700 shares $31.21 million -6.6%1.3%2.4 $165.41
4/30/2024202,000 shares $32.36 million +6.8%1.4%2.4 $160.18
4/15/2024189,200 shares $30.28 million -3.7%1.3%2.3 $160.05
3/31/2024196,500 shares $34.08 million -13.0%1.4%2.3 $173.43
3/15/2024225,800 shares $38.40 million +16.3%1.6%2.8 $170.06
2/29/2024194,200 shares $32.77 million +3.7%1.4%2.4 $168.72
2/15/2024187,300 shares $32.51 million +8.7%1.3%2.3 $173.55
1/31/2024172,300 shares $29.19 million -4.0%1.2%2.3 $169.42
1/15/2024179,400 shares $30.32 million -0.2%1.3%2.4 $169.03
12/31/2023179,800 shares $32.89 million -17.4%1.3%2.4 $182.91
12/15/2023217,600 shares $39.65 million +18.0%1.5%3.3 $182.21
11/30/2023184,400 shares $31.83 million +6.8%1.3%2.9 $172.60
11/15/2023172,600 shares $30.19 million +1.0%1.2%2.8 $174.90
10/31/2023170,900 shares $28.15 million +20.1%1.2%2.5 $164.73
10/15/2023142,300 shares $22.83 million -1.6%1.0%2 $160.47
9/30/2023144,600 shares $23.57 million -10.9%1.0%2 $163.01
9/15/2023162,200 shares $27.98 million -1.9%1.1%2.1 $172.53
8/31/2023165,300 shares $29.09 million +18.8%1.1%2.1 $175.99
8/15/2023139,200 shares $23.76 million +20.2%0.9%1.8 $170.66
7/31/2023115,800 shares $18.79 million +0.2%0.8%1.6 $162.30
7/15/2023115,600 shares $18.10 million +1.9%0.8%1.7 $156.56
6/30/2023113,400 shares $17.59 million -37.0%0.8%1.8 $155.12
6/15/2023179,900 shares $31.69 million +5.8%1.2%2.8 $176.17
5/31/2023170,000 shares $29.09 million -3.6%1.2%2.7 $171.10
5/15/2023176,300 shares $28.98 million +6.8%1.2%2.7 $164.38
4/30/2023165,100 shares $27.02 million +3.4%1.1%2.4 $163.68
4/15/2023159,700 shares $26.75 million +2.8%1.1%2.3 $167.48
3/31/2023155,300 shares $27.37 million +11.7%1.1%2 $176.23
3/15/2023139,100 shares $26.28 million +11.0%0.9%1.8 $188.95
2/28/2023125,300 shares $24.58 million +4.9%0.8%1.5 $196.13
2/15/2023119,500 shares $23.98 million -8.2%0.8%1.4 $200.68
1/31/2023130,200 shares $25.84 million -12.2%0.9%1.5 $198.44
1/15/2023148,200 shares $29.46 million -3.5%1.0%1.8 $198.79
12/30/2022153,500 shares $29.62 million -0.9%1.0%1.8 $192.99
12/15/2022154,900 shares $28.47 million -6.2%1.0%2 $183.81
11/30/2022165,100 shares $31.99 million -25.3%1.1%2.6 $193.76
11/15/2022220,900 shares $41.94 million +8.7%1.5%3.7 $189.87
10/31/2022203,300 shares $37.41 million -7.6%1.4%3.6 $184.01
10/15/2022220,000 shares $36.36 million -1.0%1.5%3.9 $165.29
9/30/2022222,100 shares $37.36 million +1.4%1.5%3.7 $168.23
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9/15/2022219,000 shares $37.44 million -2.8%1.5%3.2 $170.94
8/31/2022225,300 shares $40.61 million -9.6%1.5%3.3 $180.26
8/15/2022249,100 shares $49.30 million -12.2%1.7%3.4 $197.91
7/31/2022283,600 shares $55.55 million +8.4%1.9%3.7 $195.89
7/15/2022261,700 shares $46.23 million +49.7%1.8%3.4 $176.67
6/30/2022174,800 shares $30.10 million -11.2%1.2%2.3 $172.18
6/15/2022196,800 shares $31.45 million +18.1%1.3%2.7 $159.82
5/31/2022166,600 shares $27.23 million -1.2%1.1%2.3 $163.44
5/15/2022168,700 shares $27.23 million +2.6%1.1%2.3 $161.40
4/30/2022164,500 shares $28.34 million +22.5%1.1%2.3 $172.30
4/15/2022134,300 shares $23.03 million -6.2%0.9%1.9 $171.45
3/31/2022143,100 shares $26.37 million -2.2%1.0%2.1 $184.28
3/15/2022146,300 shares $26.10 million +18.0%1.0%2.4 $178.43
2/28/2022124,000 shares $22.48 million -12.6%0.8%1.9 $181.25
2/15/2022141,800 shares $25.96 million +27.2%0.9%2.1 $183.11
1/31/2022111,500 shares $21.20 million +43.9%0.7%1.7 $190.09
1/15/202277,500 shares $15.10 million -16.9%0.5%1.2 $194.87
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
12/15/2020119,600 shares $24.21 million -27.6%0.8%1.4 $202.43
11/30/2020165,200 shares $31.75 million -30.0%1.1%2 $192.18
10/30/2020230,100 shares $38.38 million -25.3%1.5%3.2 $166.80
10/15/2020308,000 shares $59.83 million -3.1%2.1%4.5 $194.25
9/30/2020317,800 shares $60.18 million +2.9%2.1%5.3 $189.37
9/15/2020308,800 shares $58.46 million -7.2%2.1%4.6 $189.32
8/31/2020332,800 shares $64.10 million -0.2%2.2%4.9 $192.62
8/14/2020333,600 shares $66.03 million +0.1%2.2%4.5 $197.92
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7/31/2020333,300 shares $62.15 million -2.4%2.2%4.1 $186.48
7/15/2020341,400 shares $59.28 million +1.1%2.3%3.9 $173.65
6/30/2020337,600 shares $59.56 million +1.3%2.3%3.7 $176.42
6/15/2020333,200 shares $56.39 million -2.9%2.2%3.3 $169.24
5/29/2020343,100 shares $62.12 million +1.2%2.3%2.9 $181.05
5/15/2020339,200 shares $54.01 million -11.0%2.3%2.8 $159.23
4/30/2020381,200 shares $65.79 million -1.0%2.5%3.4 $172.59
4/15/2020385,200 shares $57.41 million +1.1%2.6%3.6 $149.05
3/31/2020381,200 shares $57.60 million +11.3%2.5%3.5 $151.09
3/13/2020342,600 shares $57.43 million +49.3%2.3%4.5 $167.64
2/28/2020229,500 shares $30.06 million -10.4%1.5%3 $130.97
2/14/2020256,100 shares $44.81 million +0.1%1.7%3.6 $174.96
1/31/2020255,800 shares $50.46 million -13.7%1.7%3.5 $197.25
1/15/2020296,300 shares $60.52 million +11.9%2.0%3.7 $204.25
12/31/2019264,900 shares $55.76 million +15.5%1.8%3.2 $210.50
8/15/2019203,500 shares $39.98 million -9.8%1.4%1.7 $196.47

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 covered or closed out. As of May 15th, investors have sold 188,700 shares of UNF short. 1.30% 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. UNF shares currently have a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on UniFirst's short interest ratio.

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: PEAK6 Investments LLC, and 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. 1.30% of UniFirst's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is UniFirst's short interest increasing or decreasing?

UniFirst saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 188,700 shares, a decline of 6.6% from the previous total of 202,000 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 UniFirst's float size?

UniFirst currently has issued a total of 18,660,000 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 14,480,000 shares.

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

1.30% of UniFirst's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to UniFirst: McGrath RentCorp (5.79%), OPENLANE, Inc. (3.72%), Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (4.04%), Viad Corp (1.34%), Performant Financial Co. (0.84%), Cintas Co. (1.68%), Copart, Inc. (1.21%), Iron Mountain Incorporated (3.40%), Service Co. International (3.22%), H&R Block, Inc. (8.34%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.81 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.30 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.10 billion), General Motors ($2.84 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.77 billion), AppLovin Co. ($2.22 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.16 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.12 billion), and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($2.12 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. UNF shares are trading down $3.82 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 increases 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 May, 15 2024.



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This page (NYSE:UNF) was last updated on 5/30/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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