Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-272.33 (-7.56 %)
(As of 07/30/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume9.97 million shs
Average Volume3.59 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.68 trillion
P/E Ratio58.00
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.15 (NASDAQ:AMZN) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,930,000 shares
Previous Short Volume4,520,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-13.05%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$14.27 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.1
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares504,320,000 shares
Float Size435,290,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.90%
Today's Trading Volume9,965,593 shares
Average Trading Volume3,586,634 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average177.85%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/20213,930,000 shares $14.27 billion -13.1%0.9%1.1 $3,631.20
6/30/20214,520,000 shares $15.55 billion -6.4%1.0%1.3 $3,440.16
6/15/20214,830,000 shares $16.34 billion +1.7%1.1%1.4 $3,383.13
5/28/20214,750,000 shares $15.31 billion -1.3%1.1%1.4 $3,223.07
5/14/20214,810,000 shares $15.21 billion +0.8%1.1%1.3 $3,161.47
4/30/20214,770,000 shares $16.56 billion -17.2%N/A1.3 $3,471.31
4/15/20215,760,000 shares $19.20 billion +13.8%1.3%1.7 $3,333.00
3/31/20215,060,000 shares $15.46 billion +8.1%1.2%1.4 $3,055.29
3/15/20214,680,000 shares $14.46 billion +8.3%1.1%1.3 $3,089.49
2/26/20214,320,000 shares $13.21 billion +13.7%1.0%1.2 $3,057.16
2/12/20213,800,000 shares $12.40 billion +14.5%0.9%1 $3,262.13
1/29/20213,320,000 shares $10.75 billion +5.7%0.8%0.9 $3,237.62
1/15/20213,140,000 shares $9.82 billion -4.6%0.7%0.8 $3,127.47
12/31/20203,290,000 shares $10.81 billion +8.2%0.8%0.8 $3,285.85
12/15/20203,040,000 shares $9.60 billion +0.7%0.7%0.7 $3,156.97
11/30/20203,020,000 shares $9.65 billion -2.0%0.7%0.6 $3,195.34
11/15/20203,080,000 shares $9.64 billion -1.9%0.7%0.6 $3,128.81
10/30/20203,140,000 shares $10.08 billion +25.1%0.7%0.6 $3,211.01
10/15/20202,510,000 shares $8.44 billion -8.7%0.6%0.5 $3,363.71
9/30/20202,750,000 shares $8.66 billion +19.1%0.7%0.6 $3,148.73
9/15/20202,310,000 shares $7.29 billion +13.2%0.5%0.5 $3,156.13
8/31/20202,040,000 shares $7.04 billion -7.7%0.5%0.4 $3,450.96
8/14/20202,210,000 shares $6.96 billion -28.5%0.5%0.5 $3,148.02
7/31/20203,090,000 shares $9.78 billion -14.6%0.7%0.7 $3,164.68
7/15/20203,620,000 shares $10.89 billion -6.0%0.9%0.8 $3,008.87

Institutional Investors Shorting (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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 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
7/31/2021Private Capital Management LLC3000-100.0%$0.00
7/31/2021Clear Street Markets LLC312+300.0%$4,128.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP4,8004,800No Change$613.00
7/31/2021MAI Capital Management700700No Change$2,408.00
7/31/2021MUFG Securities EMEA plc17,50024,500+40.0%$84,284.00
7/28/2021Mizuho Markets Cayman LP10,30611,049+7.2%$16,636.00
7/26/2021XR Securities LLC11,90010,700-10.1%$698.00
7/24/2021Trinity Legacy Partners LLCN/A200N/A$2.00
7/21/2021CTC LLC18,54226,772+44.4%$9.21 million (NASDAQ:AMZN) Short Interest FAQ

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What is's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of July 15th, traders have sold 3,930,000 shares of AMZN short. 0.90% of's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for

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. currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for

Which institutional investors are shorting

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Private Capital Management LLC, Clear Street Markets LLC, Cutler Group LP, MAI Capital Management, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Mizuho Markets Cayman LP, XR Securities LLC, Trinity Legacy Partners LLC, and CTC LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for

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. 0.90% of's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is's short interest increasing or decreasing? saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,930,000 shares, a drop of 13.1% from the previous total of 4,520,000 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's float size? currently has issued a total of 504,320,000 shares. Some of'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. currently has a public float of 435,290,000 shares.

How does's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.90% of's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Alibaba Group Holding Limited (1.76%), Walmart Inc. (1.29%), The Home Depot, Inc. (0.00%), Costco Wholesale Co. (1.04%), McDonald's Co. (0.72%), Christian Dior SE (0.00%), Prosus (0.00%), Starbucks Co. (0.00%), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (1.25%), and Compagnie Financière Richemont SA (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: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.55 billion), Square, Inc. ($7.47 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.40 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($6.82 billion), Aon plc ($5.98 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.10 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.38 billion), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.41 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short stock?

Short selling AMZN is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from as its price is falling.'s stock is trading down $272.33 today. To short 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 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

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

How often is'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 AMZN, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 7/31/2021 by Staff
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