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NASDAQ:CHKP

Check Point Software Technologies Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$121.60
+1.41 (+1.17 %)
(As of 09/28/2020 04:41 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$120.55
Now: $121.60
$122.29
50-Day Range
$116.88
MA: $123.21
$130.58
52-Week Range
$80.06
Now: $121.60
$130.98
Volume820,509 shs
Average Volume1.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$17.69 billion
P/E Ratio21.33
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.65

Short Interest

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:10,400,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:10,830,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-3.97%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.25 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:9.0
Last Record Date:September, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:152,240,000 shares
Float Size:110,020,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:9.45%
Today's Trading Volume:820,509 shares
Average Trading Volume:1,230,352 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-33.31%



Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/15/202010,400,000 $1.25 billion -4.0%9.5%9.2$120.19
8/31/202010,830,000 $1.28 billion -6.9%9.8%9.8$118.29
8/14/202011,630,000 $1.47 billion 4.5%10.6%10.7$126.64
7/31/202011,130,000 $1.38 billion 0.4%10.0%10.2$123.71
7/15/202011,090,000 $1.39 billion -1.0%10.0%10.8$125.35
6/30/202011,200,000 $1.38 billion 5.4%10.1%11.1$123.48
6/15/202010,630,000 $1.15 billion -2.8%9.2%9.8$108.09
5/29/202010,940,000 $1.15 billion 2.0%9.5%7.7$105.02
5/15/202010,730,000 $1.18 billion 12.1%9.3%6.9$109.67
4/30/20209,570,000 $1.03 billion 19.5%8.3%6.2$107.23
4/15/20208,010,000 $865.00 million -3.1%7.0%5.1$107.99
3/31/20208,270,000 $863.14 million -23.0%7.2%5.4$104.37
3/13/202010,738,200 $1.13 billion -14.0%9.3%4.9$105.36
2/28/202012,480,000 $1.09 billion -2.9%10.8%11.2$87.50
2/14/202012,850,000 $1.19 billion -2.7%11.1%13.8$92.74
1/31/202013,210,000 $1.37 billion -7.5%11.4%15.7$103.66
1/15/202014,280,000 $1.68 billion 6.0%11.8%15.9$117.88
12/31/201913,470,000 $1.56 billion 8.9%11.1%15.4$115.48
7/31/201911,361,100 $1.24 billion 11.0%9.1%12.6$109.45

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Check Point Software Technologies' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Check Point Software Technologies shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of September 15th, traders have sold 10,400,000 shares of CHKP short. 9.45% of Check Point Software Technologies' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Check Point Software Technologies?

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. Check Point Software Technologies currently has a short interest ratio of 9.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Check Point Software Technologies?

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. 9.45% of Check Point Software Technologies' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Check Point Software Technologies' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Check Point Software Technologies saw a drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 10,400,000 shares, a drop of 4.0% from the previous total of 10,830,000 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 Check Point Software Technologies' float size?

Check Point Software Technologies currently has issued a total of 145,467,000 shares. Some of Check Point Software Technologies' 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. Check Point Software Technologies currently has a public float of 110,020,000 shares.

How does Check Point Software Technologies' short interest compare to its competitors?

9.45% of Check Point Software Technologies' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "prepackaged software" compare to Check Point Software Technologies: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (1.42%), VMware, Inc. (8.93%), Autodesk, Inc. (1.19%), Dassault Systemes SE (0.00%), Veeva Systems Inc (0.00%), Docusign Inc (0.00%), Electronic Arts Inc. (1.90%), Twilio Inc (0.00%), Synopsys, Inc. (0.00%), and Crowdstrike Holdings 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: Charter Communications Inc ($5.17 billion), Aon PLC ($3.57 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.01 billion), Clorox Co ($2.91 billion), Charles Schwab Co. ($2.80 billion), Mercadolibre Inc ($2.33 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.14 billion), Kroger Co ($1.99 billion), Moderna Inc ($1.96 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.80 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Check Point Software Technologies stock?

Short selling CHKP is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Check Point Software Technologies as its price is falling. Check Point Software Technologies' stock is trading up $1.41 today. To short Check Point Software Technologies 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 Check Point Software Technologies 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 Check Point Software Technologies?

A short squeeze for Check Point Software Technologies 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 CHKP, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Check Point Software Technologies' 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 CHKP, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 15 2020.


This page was last updated on 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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