Short ratio

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Short ratio

Number of shares of a security that investors have sold short divided by average daily volume of the security (measured over 30 days or 90 days). There are various interpretations of this ratio. When people short, it is usually (but not always) because they are pessimistic about the security's future performance. Shorting involves buying at at some point however. Hence, some would interpret a high short ratio as an indicator that there will be some buying pressure on the security that would increase its price.

Short Ratio

In technical analysis, a ratio of short sales made by investors to the total trading volume on a given trading day. Investors often sell short when they expect security prices to fall. Thus, a high short ratio is considered a bearish signal, while a low ratio is thought to be bullish.
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For stocks moving higher, try looking for historically high short ratios for stocks up 20% or more (new uptrend) or that have just rallied past an important moving average like the 50 or 200-day average.
The screen I'm currently running focuses in on those kinds of companies: stocks in solid uptrends with relatively large short ratios that could send the stocks soaring if the shorts are forced to buy those shares back.
Thus, we compute the following two short ratios for stock i on day d during the five-minute interval j as:
i,j,d,m] is the abnormal short ratio computed during a reversal of m x [[sigma].
Ten participants were randomly assigned to a condition in which the negative stimuli were very short ratios, and the other 10 were assigned to a condition in which the negative stimuli were very large ratios.
For example; sometimes when I'm looking for stocks that have been in a lengthy consolidation, I'll look for those stocks with high short ratios.
The short ratio is the number of shares sold short (short interest or bets that the stock will go lower in price) divided by the average daily volume.
For example, sometimes when I'm looking for stocks that have been in a lengthy consolidation, I'll look for those stocks with high short ratios.
For example; sometimes when looking for stocks that have been in a lengthy consolidation, Kevin will look for those stocks with high short ratios.
For example; sometimes when he's looking for stocks that have been in a lengthy consolidation, he'll look for those stocks with high short ratios.
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com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) Screen of the Week written by Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research: This week's Screen looks at a market sentiment indicator called the short ratio to find new stock picks.