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Comcast Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.48 (+0.92 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $52.72
50-Day Range
MA: $50.98
52-Week Range
Now: $52.72
Volume22.53 million shs
Average Volume18.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$241.49 billion
P/E Ratio23.64
Dividend Yield1.76%

Short Interest

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume78,770,000 shares
Previous Short Volume79,220,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-0.57%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$4.16 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares4,580,656,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.74%
Today's Trading Volume22,530,178 shares
Average Trading Volume18,375,936 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average22.61%

Short Interest Over Time

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/202178,770,000 shares $4.16 billion -0.6%1.7%4.4 $52.75
1/15/202179,220,000 shares $4.09 billion +2.7%1.8%4.4 $51.60
12/31/202075,220,000 shares $3.88 billion -12.4%1.7%4.4 $51.52
12/15/202075,220,000 shares $3.76 billion -12.4%1.7%4.4 $49.98
11/30/202085,850,000 shares $4.37 billion +5.5%1.9%4.7 $50.90
11/15/202081,400,000 shares $4.09 billion -1.3%1.8%4.4 $50.24
10/30/202082,430,000 shares $4.04 billion +4.2%1.8%4.8 $49.00
10/15/202079,140,000 shares $3.44 billion -1.3%1.8%4.7 $43.44
9/30/202080,160,000 shares $3.68 billion +4.8%1.8%4.6 $45.89
9/15/202076,470,000 shares $3.53 billion +0.0%1.7%4.2 $46.15
8/31/202076,440,000 shares $3.38 billion -2.5%1.7%4.3 $44.18
8/14/202078,360,000 shares $3.53 billion -10.4%1.7%4.3 $45.05
7/31/202087,410,000 shares $3.82 billion +4.2%1.9%4.4 $43.67
7/15/202083,930,000 shares $3.59 billion +5.4%1.9%4.1 $42.80
6/30/202079,660,000 shares $3.45 billion +1.4%1.8%3.8 $43.35
6/15/202078,600,000 shares $3.13 billion +2.1%1.7%3.4 $39.82
5/29/202076,960,000 shares $2.97 billion -5.6%1.7%2.8 $38.56
5/15/202081,480,000 shares $3.23 billion -2.1%1.8%2.7 $39.60
4/30/202083,220,000 shares $3.32 billion -0.1%1.8%2.9 $39.93
4/15/202083,270,000 shares $3.01 billion -2.7%1.9%2.8 $36.16
3/31/202085,570,000 shares $3.18 billion -4.8%1.9%2.9 $37.16
3/13/202089,842,500 shares $3.41 billion +8.4%N/A2.5 $38.00
2/28/202082,910,000 shares $2.83 billion +2.7%N/A3.5 $34.17
2/14/202080,710,000 shares $3.16 billion -0.7%1.8%3.8 $39.11
1/31/202081,270,000 shares $3.43 billion +1.9%1.8%4 $42.22

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Comcast's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Comcast shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of January 29th, investors have sold 78,770,000 shares of CMCSA short. 1.74% of Comcast's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Comcast?

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. Comcast currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Comcast?

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. 1.74% of Comcast's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Comcast's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Comcast saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 78,770,000 shares, a decline of 0.6% from the previous total of 79,220,000 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.

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

1.74% of Comcast's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "cable & other pay television services" compare to Comcast: Charter Communications, Inc. (6.32%), Roku, Inc. (0.00%), Liberty Broadband Co. (0.00%), Discovery, Inc. (29.45%), Liberty Broadband Co. (0.81%), Discovery, Inc. (4.02%), Rogers Communications Inc. (0.56%), DISH Network Co. (0.00%), Altice USA, Inc. (19.43%), and Liberty Global plc (5.34%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon Plc ($5.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.03 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.99 billion), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ($4.72 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.57 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.58 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.75 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.43 billion), and Palantir Technologies Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Comcast stock?

Short selling CMCSA is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Comcast as its price is falling. Comcast's stock is trading up $0.48 today. To short Comcast 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 Comcast 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 Comcast?

A short squeeze for Comcast 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 CMCSA, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Comcast'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 CMCSA, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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