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Hemispherx BioPharma Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.10 (+5.95 %)
(As of 11/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $1.78
50-Day Range N/A
52-Week Range
Now: $1.78
Volume1.50 million shs
Average Volume102,599 shs
Market Capitalization$4.35 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Hemispherx BioPharma (NYSEAMERICAN:HEB) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:120,600 shares
Previous Short Volume:133,200 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-9.46%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$217,080.00
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:1.0
Last Record Date:August, 31 2019
Outstanding Shares:29,180,000 shares
Float Size:2,310,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:5.22%
Today's Trading Volume:1,498,795 shares
Average Trading Volume:102,599 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:1,360.83%

Hemispherx BioPharma (NYSEAMERICAN:HEB) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
8/31/2019120,600 $217,080.00 -9.5%5.2%0.7$1.80

Hemispherx BioPharma (NYSEAMERICAN:HEB) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Hemispherx BioPharma's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Hemispherx BioPharma shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of August 31st, traders have sold 120,600 shares of HEB short. 5.22% of Hemispherx BioPharma's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Hemispherx BioPharma?

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. Hemispherx BioPharma currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Hemispherx BioPharma?

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. 5.22% of Hemispherx BioPharma's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Hemispherx BioPharma's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Hemispherx BioPharma saw a drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 120,600 shares, a drop of 9.5% from the previous total of 133,200 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 Hemispherx BioPharma's float size?

Hemispherx BioPharma currently has issued a total of 2,442,000 shares. Some of Hemispherx BioPharma'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. Hemispherx BioPharma currently has a public float of 2,310,000 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: Alta Mesa Resources Inc ($1.37 million), Fred's, Inc. ($482,136.00), and Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc ($217,080.00). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Hemispherx BioPharma stock?

Short selling HEB is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Hemispherx BioPharma as its price is falling. Hemispherx BioPharma's stock is trading up $0.10 today. To short Hemispherx BioPharma 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 Hemispherx BioPharma 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 Hemispherx BioPharma?

A short squeeze for Hemispherx BioPharma 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 HEB, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Hemispherx BioPharma'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 HEB, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2019.

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

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