Affirm Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+6.92 (+6.07 %)
(As of 09/23/2021 01:39 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume514,246 shs
Average Volume4.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.07 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume8,410,000 shares
Previous Short Volume8,680,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-3.11%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$810.22 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.7
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares265,093,000 shares
Float Size103,920,000 shares
Short Percent of Float8.09%
Today's Trading Volume514,246 shares
Average Trading Volume4,471,692 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-88.50%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/20218,410,000 shares $810.22 million -3.1%8.1%1.7 $96.34
8/13/20218,680,000 shares $572.45 million No Change8.4%3 $65.95

Institutional Investors Shorting Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Affirm. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC16,50015,500-6.1%$1,044.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.419,20017,200-95.9%$1,158.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC292,900198,400-32.3%$13,362.00
8/16/2021SG3 Management LLCN/A25,500N/A$1,717.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AGN/A1,100N/A$74.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLCN/A4,500N/A$303.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.53,10064,000+20.5%$4,310.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLC12,70010,400-18.1%$289.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP585,900876,400+49.6%$59,025.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC66,00061,400-7.0%$4,081.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP26,20030,200+15.3%$314.00

Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) Short Interest FAQ

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Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Affirm's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Affirm shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of August 31st, traders have sold 8,410,000 shares of AFRM short. 8.09% of Affirm's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Affirm's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Affirm?

The short interest ratio, also known as the "days to cover ratio", is calculated by dividing the number of shares of a stock sold short divided by its average trading volume. A short interest ratio ranging between 1 and 4 generally indicates strong positive sentiment about a stock and a lack of short sellers. A short interest ratio of 10 or greater indicates strong pessimism about a stock. Affirm currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Affirm

Which institutional investors are shorting Affirm?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Affirm: Walleye Trading LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, SG3 Management LLC, Credit Suisse AG, PEAK6 Investments LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Wolverine Trading LLC, and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Affirm?

Companies that have a short interest as a percentage of float below 10% indicates positive investor sentiment and few short sellers. Stocks with a short interest percentage above 10% is considered high, suggesting some investors are pessimistic about the stock. Companies with a short interest percentage of 20% or more indicates widespread negative sentiment. 8.09% of Affirm's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Affirm's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Affirm saw a drop in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 8,410,000 shares, a drop of 3.1% from the previous total of 8,680,000 shares. Changes in short volume can be used to identify positive and negative investor sentiment. Investors that short sell a stock are betting that its price will decline in the future. An increase in short sale volume suggests bearish (negative) sentiment among investors. A decrease on short sale volume suggests bullish (positive) sentiment.

What is Affirm's float size?

Affirm currently has issued a total of 265,093,000 shares. Some of Affirm's outstanding shares are available for trading, while others are subject to various restrictions. The public float, also referred to as floating shares or "the float", are shares that publicly owned, unrestricted and available to trade on the open market. Affirm currently has a public float of 103,920,000 shares.

How does Affirm's short interest compare to its competitors?

8.09% of Affirm's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "business services, not elsewhere classified" compare to Affirm: Pinduoduo Inc. (2.24%), MercadoLibre, Inc. (2.96%), Uber Technologies, Inc. (5.03%), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (0.95%), Relx Plc (0.00%), MSCI Inc. (0.81%), Global Payments Inc. (2.25%), eBay Inc. (4.82%), DiDi Global Inc. (1.86%), and CoStar Group, Inc. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Square, Inc. ($9.81 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.52 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.18 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.21 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.60 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($3.23 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.11 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($2.74 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.52 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.16 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Affirm stock?

Short selling AFRM is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Affirm as its price is falling. Affirm's stock is trading up $6.92 today. To short Affirm stock, an investor borrows shares, sells them and buys the shares back on the public market later to return it to the lender. Short sellers are betting that Affirm will decline in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the trader's profit.

How does a short squeeze work against Affirm?

A short squeeze for Affirm occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock appreciates in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of AFRM, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Affirm's short interest reported?

Short interest is typically published by a stock exchange once per month. However, NASDAQ publishes a report for U.S. stocks, including AFRM, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/23/2021 by Staff
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