Scan historical stock data on FloatChecker

We Added Historical Stock Data

Every once in a while, we get a request for historical float information or short interest data from a user of FloatChecker. Today we are answering the call by adding data history when you search your favorite stocks. You’ll see the information in table format just below the current results. From there, you can click on the tabs to see past numbers for stock float, short % of float, and outstanding shares.

To keep things manageable, we are providing data from the start and middle of each month beginning in 2022, but more will be added going forward and we’ll make adjustments as necessary. Bimonthly (or twice a month) reporting seems adequate to notice any interesting trends because, based on our experience, the values don’t change that drastically day-to-day. Also, keep in mind that newly listed stocks and stocks that we recently added to our database won’t have very lengthy histories at first, so continue to check back in the future.

We hope you find this new feature useful for your investing and trading. For example, a decreasing stock float may indicate an accumulation is occurring in a given stock. Sites like Investopedia tell us that an increase in short interest may indicate a bearish sentiment that a stock’s price will go down. On the other hand, a high short interest may also suggest a stock is ready for a potential move to the upside and could one day be a short squeeze candidate. Regardless of your trading style, hopefully you’ll find ways to incorporate this into your other indicators and investment strategies.