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Short Volatility Alert: AstraZeneca PLC

Benzinga logo Benzinga 6/22/2022 Christopher Sappo
© Provided by Benzinga On Tuesday, shares of AstraZeneca PLC (NASDAQ: AZN) experienced volatile short activity. After the activity, the stock price went up 2.85% to $62.83. 

The overall sentiment for AZN has been Bullish.

The signal from the volatility alert is trending Bullish. Therefore, the recommendation is to Strong Buy.

The volatility alert was produced on the prior trading date, 6/21/2022, with a volatility change of -19.48%. The current volatility indicator stands at 9.166. 


The securities lending volatility indicator is produced by Tidal Markets, in partnership with Benzinga Insights. Securities lending primarily serves the purpose of providing liquidity to short sellers. When unusual activity occurs in the securities lending markets, it acts as an upstream indicator to what is likely to occur downstream in the regular stock market.

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Understanding the Volatility Alert:

Overall sentiment is considered "bear" when broad market activity of the stock has been shown to indicate a negative directional basis, or is considered "bull" when indicating a positive directional basis. The securities lending volatility indicator provides a signal when it detects unusual short activity. Unusual short activity is based off a computer generated algorithmic formula utilizing securities lending trade details such as the volume of shares being shorted, the rate being paid to short the shares, and the type of collateral being posted - amongst other variables. The current volatility is the respective trading day's calculated securities lending volatility value. The volatility percentage change is the percentage difference in volatility between the two most recent days. The recommendation is a suggestive strategy, inferred from the strength of the Signal Trending, Current Volatility, and Volatility % Change. Recommendations may include, "Strong Buy", "Strong Sell", "Increase Short Exposure", "Decrease Short Exposure", or "Market Neutral".



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