Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) Short Interest Increased By 3.92%

The stock of Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) registered an increase of 3.92% in short interest. ATLO’s total short interest was 198,800 shares in March as published by FINRA. Its up 3.92% from 191,300 shares, reported previously. With 7,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 28 days to cover their ATLO’s short positions. The short interest to Ames National Corporation’s float is 2.18%. The stock is down 0.15% or $0.04 after the news, hitting $23.76 per share. About 1,296 shares traded hands. Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) has declined 3.64% since July 27, 2015 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 0.67% the S&P500.

Ames National Corporation is a multi-bank holding firm for five community banks. The company has a market cap of $224.96 million. The Firm operates through subsidiaries, including First National Bank, Ames, Iowa, State Bank & Trust Co., Nevada, Iowa, Boone Bank & Trust Co., Boone, Iowa, Reliance State Bank, Story City, Iowa and United Bank & Trust NA . It has 14.74 P/E ratio. The Banks offer a range of deposit services, including checking accounts, savings accounts and time deposits of various types, ranging from money market accounts to longer-term certificates of deposit.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2015 Q3. Its down 1.46, from 2.18 in 2015Q2. The ratio fall, as 4 funds sold all Ames National Corporation shares owned while 14 reduced positions. 0 funds bought stakes while 13 increased positions. They now own 6.70 million shares or 222.63% more from 2.08 million shares in 2015Q2.

Royce & Associates Llc holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Ames National Corporation for 824,307 shares. Vanguard Group Inc owns 4.85 million shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, State Street Corp has 0% invested in the company for 127,737 shares. The New York-based Alliancebernstein L.P. has invested 0% in the stock. American International Group Inc, a New York-based fund reported 5,462 shares.

Since March 12, 2015, the stock had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $10,660 net activity. Nelson John Patrick bought 353 shares worth $7,872. Pohlman Thomas H bought 125 shares worth $2,788. Putzier Jeffrey K bought 339 shares worth $8,055. Cramer Robert L bought 16 shares worth $384.

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