Number of Shares Shorted breakdown for FirstNumber of Shares Shorted is total amount of shares that are currently sold short by investors. When stock is sold short, the short seller assumes the responsibility of buying the stock back at a lower price. The speculator will make money if the stock goes down in price or will experience loss if the stock price goes up.
If a large number of investors decide to short sell an equity instrument within a small period of time, their combined action can significantly affect price of the stock.
First Number of Shares Shorted Assessment
Based on recorded statements First Niagara Financial Group Inc has 9.85 M of outstending shares currently sold short by investors. This is 208.17% higher than that of Financial sector, and 1012.89% higher than that of Savings and Loans industry, The Number of Shares Shorted for all stocks is 343.54% lower than the firm.
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Number of Shares Shorted ComparisonFirst is rated # 2 in number of shares shorted category among related companies.
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