Bed Bath & Beyond Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.50 (-2.12 %)
(As of 09/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume1.81 million shs
Average Volume8.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.42 billion
P/E Ratio31.24
Dividend YieldN/A

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume21,300,000 shares
Previous Short Volume22,060,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-3.45%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$586.60 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.3
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares104,514,000 shares
Float Size101,260,000 shares
Short Percent of Float21.03%
Today's Trading Volume1,813,288 shares
Average Trading Volume8,039,674 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-77.45%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/202121,300,000 shares $586.60 million -3.5%21.0%5.3 $27.54
8/13/202122,060,000 shares $614.37 million +6.0%21.8%3.1 $27.85
7/30/202120,820,000 shares $594.20 million -2.1%20.6%2.8 $28.54
7/15/202121,270,000 shares $588.75 million -1.5%21.0%2.8 $27.68
6/30/202121,600,000 shares $719.06 million +5.7%21.3%2.6 $33.29
6/15/202120,440,000 shares $602.16 million -38.7%19.8%2.9 $29.46
5/28/202133,350,000 shares $933.47 million +1.4%32.3%4.9 $27.99
5/14/202132,880,000 shares $766.76 million +13.8%31.8%8.1 $23.32
4/30/202128,900,000 shares $751.69 million +22.2%28.1%6.8 $26.01
4/15/202123,650,000 shares $579.90 million +18.9%23.0%2.3 $24.52
3/31/202119,890,000 shares $587.15 million -20.6%17.4%1.7 $29.52
3/15/202125,060,000 shares $755.81 million -1.6%22.0%2 $30.16
2/26/202125,460,000 shares $669.34 million -3.0%22.3%1.9 $26.29
2/12/202126,240,000 shares $723.96 million -17.4%23.0%1.9 $27.59
1/29/202131,770,000 shares $1.07 billion -57.6%27.8%2.2 $33.64
1/15/202174,890,000 shares $2.05 billion -1.7%65.5%5.7 $27.34
12/31/202076,180,000 shares $1.42 billion +4.7%66.6%8.6 $18.65
12/15/202072,770,000 shares $1.37 billion +9.3%61.2%7.3 $18.87
11/30/202066,610,000 shares $1.45 billion +0.7%56.0%6.5 $21.80
11/15/202066,130,000 shares $1.34 billion -0.2%55.6%6.6 $20.23
10/30/202066,240,000 shares $1.36 billion -4.7%55.7%6.8 $20.53
10/15/202069,480,000 shares $1.66 billion +2.5%58.5%7.1 $23.95
9/30/202067,770,000 shares $1.02 billion -6.6%57.1%6.4 $14.98
9/15/202072,560,000 shares $910.63 million +4.6%61.1%7.3 $12.55
8/31/202069,350,000 shares $844.68 million -4.4%58.4%6.3 $12.18

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Bed Bath & Beyond's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Bed Bath & Beyond shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of August 31st, investors have sold 21,300,000 shares of BBBY short. 21.03% of Bed Bath & Beyond's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Bed Bath & Beyond's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Bed Bath & Beyond?

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. Bed Bath & Beyond currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Bed Bath & Beyond

Which institutional investors are shorting Bed Bath & Beyond?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Bed Bath & Beyond: Bluefin Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Walleye Trading LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Anchorage Capital Group L.L.C., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Caas Capital Management LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, SG3 Management LLC, Bluefin Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., PEAK6 Investments LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Capital Fund Management S.A., HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, SG Capital Management LLC, Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Cutler Group LP, XR Securities 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 Bed Bath & Beyond?

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. 21.03% of Bed Bath & Beyond's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Bed Bath & Beyond's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Bed Bath & Beyond saw a decline in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 21,300,000 shares, a decline of 3.4% from the previous total of 22,060,000 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 Bed Bath & Beyond's float size?

Bed Bath & Beyond currently has issued a total of 104,514,000 shares. Some of Bed Bath & Beyond'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. Bed Bath & Beyond currently has a public float of 101,260,000 shares.

How does Bed Bath & Beyond's short interest compare to its competitors?

21.03% of Bed Bath & Beyond's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Bed Bath & Beyond: Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (4.05%), J Sainsbury plc (0.00%), The Gap, Inc. (9.36%), AutoNation, Inc. (13.23%), Kohl's Co. (8.33%), Capri Holdings Limited (3.33%), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (7.17%), Fiverr International Ltd. (10.81%), Casey's General Stores, Inc. (1.54%), and Macy's, Inc. (14.61%).

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 Bed Bath & Beyond stock?

Short selling BBBY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Bed Bath & Beyond as its price is falling. Bed Bath & Beyond's stock is trading down $0.50 today. To short Bed Bath & Beyond 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 Bed Bath & Beyond 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 Bed Bath & Beyond?

A short squeeze for Bed Bath & Beyond 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 BBBY, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Bed Bath & Beyond'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 BBBY, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/22/2021 by Staff
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