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Costco Wholesale Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+3.53 (+0.92 %)
(As of 11/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $387.75
50-Day Range
MA: $374.74
52-Week Range
Now: $387.75
Volume2.03 million shs
Average Volume2.78 million shs
Market Capitalization$171.09 billion
P/E Ratio42.99
Dividend Yield0.73%

Short Interest

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:2,630,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:3,170,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-17.03%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$996.35 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:1.0
Last Record Date:October, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:439,790,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:2,034,236 shares
Average Trading Volume:2,779,719 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-26.82%

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/30/20202,630,000 $996.35 million -17.0%0.0%1.2$378.84
10/15/20203,170,000 $1.18 billion 0.3%0.0%1.4$372.85
9/30/20203,160,000 $1.20 billion 12.1%0.0%1.4$380.68
9/15/20202,820,000 $966.08 million -1.1%0.0%1.3$342.58
8/31/20202,850,000 $966.26 million -3.7%0.0%1.3$339.04
8/14/20202,960,000 $1.04 billion -10.8%0.0%1.2$351.38
7/31/20203,320,000 $1.13 billion -1.5%0.0%1.3$340.34
7/15/20203,370,000 $1.10 billion -14.3%0.0%1.2$325.53
6/30/20203,930,000 $1.28 billion -2.0%0.0%1.3$325.78
6/15/20204,010,000 $1.22 billion -1.5%0.0%1.2$304.99
5/29/20204,070,000 $1.21 billion -15.0%0.0%1$298.02
5/15/20204,790,000 $1.48 billion -12.0%0.0%1.2$308.47
4/30/20205,440,000 $1.66 billion 14.3%0.0%1.4$306.01
4/15/20204,760,000 $1.48 billion -2.1%0.0%1.3$310.33
3/31/20204,860,000 $1.51 billion -11.4%0.0%1.4$310.55
3/13/20205,486,400 $1.65 billion 8.2%1.3%1.1$300.01
2/28/20205,070,000 $1.45 billion 1.8%1.2%2$285.53
2/14/20204,980,000 $1.54 billion 16.4%1.1%2.4$309.40
1/31/20204,280,000 $1.31 billion -16.4%1.0%2.2$305.69
1/15/20205,120,000 $1.59 billion -9.4%1.2%2.6$310.68
12/31/20195,650,000 $1.75 billion 9.9%1.3%3$310.51

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Costco Wholesale's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Costco Wholesale shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of October 30th, investors have sold 2,630,000 shares of COST short. 0.00% of Costco Wholesale's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Costco Wholesale?

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. Costco Wholesale currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

Is Costco Wholesale's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Costco Wholesale saw a drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,630,000 shares, a drop of 17.0% from the previous total of 3,170,000 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 Costco Wholesale's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Costco Wholesale's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "variety stores" compare to Costco Wholesale: Walmart Inc. (1.05%), Target Co. (1.31%), Dollar General Co. (0.98%), Wal-Mart de México, S.A.B. de C.V. (0.00%), Tesco PLC (0.00%), Dollar Tree, Inc. (1.26%), Five Below, Inc. (9.12%), Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (18.58%), BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (13.92%), and PriceSmart, Inc. (2.58%).

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. ($4.66 billion), Aon Plc ($3.83 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.33 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.13 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.05 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.85 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.80 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.26 billion), Simon Property Group, Inc. ($2.02 billion), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($1.96 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Costco Wholesale stock?

Short selling COST is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Costco Wholesale as its price is falling. Costco Wholesale's stock is trading up $3.53 today. To short Costco Wholesale 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 Costco Wholesale 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 Costco Wholesale?

A short squeeze for Costco Wholesale 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 COST, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Costco Wholesale'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 COST, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is October, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 11/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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