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Vulcan Materials Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-3.28 (-1.71 %)
(As of 05/12/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume661,399 shs
Average Volume766,824 shs
Market Capitalization$24.96 billion
P/E Ratio40.99
Dividend Yield0.77%

Short Interest

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,490,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,410,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+5.67%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$259.38 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares132,290,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted1.12%
Today's Trading Volume661,399 shares
Average Trading Volume766,824 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-13.75%

Short Interest Over Time

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20211,490,000 shares $259.38 million +5.7%N/A2$174.08
3/31/20211,410,000 shares $242.84 million +0.7%N/A1.8$172.23
3/15/20211,400,000 shares $240.72 million +20.7%1.1%1.8$171.94
2/26/20211,160,000 shares $195.20 million +11.5%0.9%1.4$168.28
2/12/20211,040,000 shares $166.46 million -4.6%0.8%1.3$160.06
1/29/20211,090,000 shares $162.37 million -16.8%0.8%1.3$148.96
1/15/20211,310,000 shares $210.41 million +4.0%1.0%1.5$160.62
12/31/20201,260,000 shares $184.55 million -5.3%1.0%1.4$146.47
12/15/20201,330,000 shares $180.14 million -5.0%1.0%1.4$135.44
11/30/20201,400,000 shares $199.26 million -4.8%1.1%1.5$142.33
10/30/20201,440,000 shares $206.64 million -34.3%1.1%1.5$143.50
10/15/20202,190,000 shares $323.53 million -17.1%1.7%2.4$147.73
9/30/20202,640,000 shares $357.83 million -2.6%N/A2.9$135.54
9/15/20202,710,000 shares $356.15 million +4.6%2.1%2.8$131.42
8/31/20202,590,000 shares $310.80 million -3.7%2.0%2.5$120.00
8/14/20202,690,000 shares $349.00 million +8.5%2.0%2.3$129.74
7/31/20202,480,000 shares $291.40 million +13.2%1.9%1.9$117.50
7/15/20202,190,000 shares $264.62 million +6.3%1.7%1.7$120.83
6/30/20202,060,000 shares $239.00 million -25.4%1.6%1.4$116.02
6/15/20202,760,000 shares $312.51 million +32.7%2.1%1.8$113.23
5/29/20202,080,000 shares $225.31 million -11.5%1.6%1.2$108.32
5/15/20202,350,000 shares $225.76 million +0.4%1.8%1.4$96.07
4/30/20202,340,000 shares $264.35 million +10.9%1.8%1.4$112.97
4/15/20202,110,000 shares $232.48 million -9.8%N/A1.4$110.18
3/31/20202,340,000 shares $252.88 million +28.0%N/A1.6$108.07

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Vulcan Materials' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Vulcan Materials shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, investors have sold 1,490,000 shares of VMC short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Vulcan Materials?

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. Vulcan Materials currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Vulcan Materials' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Vulcan Materials saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,490,000 shares, an increase of 5.7% from the previous total of 1,410,000 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.

How does Vulcan Materials' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Vulcan Materials' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels" compare to Vulcan Materials: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (0.73%), Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (3.22%), Teck Resources Limited (1.78%), MDU Resources Group, Inc. (1.12%), Lynas Rare Earths Limited (0.00%), Hecla Mining (0.00%), Summit Materials, Inc. (0.00%), Compass Minerals International, Inc. (2.45%), Piedmont Lithium Limited (0.00%), and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (5.41%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Vulcan Materials stock?

Short selling VMC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Vulcan Materials as its price is falling. Vulcan Materials' stock is trading down $3.28 today. To short Vulcan Materials 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 Vulcan Materials 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 Vulcan Materials?

A short squeeze for Vulcan Materials 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 VMC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Vulcan Materials' 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 VMC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/13/2021 by Staff
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