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National HealthCare Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.97 (-1.38 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $69.55
50-Day Range
MA: $66.31
52-Week Range
Now: $69.55
Volume46,139 shs
Average Volume32,697 shs
Market Capitalization$1.07 billion
P/E Ratio38.43
Dividend Yield2.95%

Short Interest

National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume148,600 shares
Previous Short Volume145,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+2.41%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$10.34 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.0
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares15,310,000 shares
Float Size12,430,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.20%
Today's Trading Volume46,139 shares
Average Trading Volume32,697 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average41.11%

Short Interest Over Time

National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/2021148,600 shares $10.34 million +2.4%1.2%4.2 $69.55
1/29/2021145,100 shares $9.47 million +2.6%1.2%4 $65.24
1/15/2021141,400 shares $9.19 million +8.1%1.1%4 $65.00
12/31/202087,900 shares $6.30 million -8.8%0.7%2.6 $71.67
12/15/202087,900 shares $6.07 million -8.8%0.7%2.6 $69.06
11/30/202096,400 shares $6.56 million +2.6%0.8%2.8 $68.02
11/15/202094,000 shares $5.85 million -9.2%0.8%2.9 $62.22
10/30/2020103,500 shares $7.35 million -5.6%0.8%3.1 $71.03
10/15/2020109,600 shares $7.14 million -7.8%0.9%3 $65.18
9/30/2020118,900 shares $7.59 million +3.7%1.0%3 $63.87
9/15/2020114,700 shares $7.11 million -10.7%0.9%2.6 $62.02
8/31/2020128,400 shares $7.95 million +1.7%1.1%2.9 $61.88
8/14/2020126,200 shares $8.01 million -23.8%1.0%2.7 $63.48
7/31/2020165,700 shares $10.69 million -8.6%1.4%3.3 $64.50
7/15/2020181,300 shares $10.75 million +4.0%1.5%3.7 $59.32
6/30/2020174,300 shares $10.43 million +3.4%1.4%3.4 $59.85
6/15/2020168,500 shares $10.72 million -5.1%1.4%3.2 $63.64
5/29/2020177,500 shares $10.49 million -15.2%1.5%2.9 $59.09
5/15/2020209,200 shares $14.03 million -7.4%1.7%3.1 $67.07
4/30/2020226,000 shares $15.75 million -15.5%1.8%3.5 $69.68
4/15/2020267,500 shares $17.29 million +10.6%2.2%4.2 $64.63
3/31/2020241,800 shares $17.21 million +41.7%2.0%4 $71.18
3/13/2020170,600 shares $13.74 million +13.4%1.4%3.7 $80.51
2/28/2020150,400 shares $10.38 million +39.5%1.3%3.3 $69.04
2/14/2020107,800 shares $7.83 million -19.9%0.9%2.7 $72.65

National HealthCare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is National HealthCare's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of National HealthCare shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, investors have sold 148,600 shares of NHC short. 1.20% of National HealthCare's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for National HealthCare?

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. National HealthCare currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for National HealthCare?

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. 1.20% of National HealthCare's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is National HealthCare's short interest increasing or decreasing?

National HealthCare saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 148,600 shares, an increase of 2.4% from the previous total of 145,100 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 National HealthCare's float size?

National HealthCare currently has issued a total of 15,370,000 shares. Some of National HealthCare'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. National HealthCare currently has a public float of 12,430,000 shares.

How does National HealthCare's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.20% of National HealthCare's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" compare to National HealthCare: HCA Healthcare, Inc. (1.17%), Alcon Inc. (0.81%), Universal Health Services, Inc. (2.36%), Tenet Healthcare Co. (0.00%), Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (6.23%), The Ensign Group, Inc. (1.82%), Select Medical Holdings Co. (2.71%), U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (5.49%), Community Health Systems, Inc. (0.00%), and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (6.08%).

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 National HealthCare stock?

Short selling NHC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from National HealthCare as its price is falling. National HealthCare's stock is trading down $0.97 today. To short National HealthCare 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 National HealthCare 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 National HealthCare?

A short squeeze for National HealthCare 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 NHC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is National HealthCare'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 NHC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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