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Costco Wholesale (COST) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$809.73
+13.39 (+1.68%)
(As of 05/24/2024 08:49 PM ET)

Costco Wholesale Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
6,140,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
6,300,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-2.54%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$4.44 billion
Short Interest Ratio
3.1 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
443,504,000 shares
Float Size
441,440,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
1.39%
Today's Trading Volume
1,622,900 shares
Average Trading Volume
1,970,680 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
82%
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COST Short Interest Over Time

COST Days to Cover Over Time

COST Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Costco Wholesale Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/20246,140,000 shares $4.44 billion -2.5%1.4%3.1 $722.90
4/15/20246,300,000 shares $4.53 billion -0.9%1.4%3.1 $718.28
3/31/20246,360,000 shares $4.66 billion -5.9%1.4%3 $732.63
3/15/20246,760,000 shares $4.91 billion +0.5%1.5%3.1 $725.63
2/29/20246,730,000 shares $5.01 billion +6.5%1.5%2.8 $743.89
2/15/20246,320,000 shares $4.58 billion +10.3%1.4%3 $724.51
1/31/20245,730,000 shares $3.98 billion -5.0%1.3%2.7 $694.88
1/15/20246,030,000 shares $4.12 billion -2.1%1.4%2.9 $683.24
12/31/20236,160,000 shares $4.07 billion +7.5%1.4%3 $660.08
12/15/20235,730,000 shares $3.78 billion +14.6%1.3%2.7 $658.82
11/30/20235,000,000 shares $2.96 billion -5.8%1.1%2.8 $592.74
11/15/20235,310,000 shares $3.17 billion +20.4%1.2%3.1 $596.78
10/31/20234,410,000 shares $2.44 billion -6.2%1.0%2.6 $552.44
10/15/20234,700,000 shares $2.66 billion +8.6%1.1%2.9 $566.84
9/30/20234,330,000 shares $2.45 billion +6.4%1.0%2.6 $564.96
9/15/20234,070,000 shares $2.26 billion -1.5%0.9%2.6 $556.36
8/31/20234,130,000 shares $2.27 billion +2.2%0.9%2.6 $549.28
8/15/20234,040,000 shares $2.26 billion -2.7%0.9%2.3 $558.51
7/31/20234,150,000 shares $2.33 billion -3.0%0.9%2.3 $560.67
7/15/20234,280,000 shares $2.34 billion +11.2%1.0%2.3 $546.70
6/30/20233,850,000 shares $2.07 billion -6.3%0.9%2.1 $538.38
6/15/20234,110,000 shares $2.17 billion +15.1%0.9%2.3 $529.18
5/31/20233,570,000 shares $1.83 billion +6.3%N/A1.9 $511.56
5/15/20233,360,000 shares $1.69 billion -4.0%0.8%1.8 $502.04
4/30/20233,500,000 shares $1.76 billion -6.9%0.8%1.9 $503.22
4/15/20233,760,000 shares $1.85 billion +11.9%0.9%2 $491.30
3/31/20233,360,000 shares $1.67 billion -4.6%0.8%1.8 $496.87
3/15/20233,520,000 shares $1.71 billion +14.7%0.8%1.8 $485.66
2/28/20233,070,000 shares $1.49 billion +2.7%0.7%1.5 $484.18
2/15/20232,990,000 shares $1.53 billion +0.7%0.7%1.4 $511.28
1/31/20232,970,000 shares $1.52 billion -18.0%0.7%1.4 $511.14
1/15/20233,620,000 shares $1.76 billion -18.5%0.8%1.6 $485.25
12/30/20224,440,000 shares $2.03 billion +5.5%1.0%2 $456.50
12/15/20224,210,000 shares $1.95 billion -13.2%1.0%1.8 $463.91
11/30/20224,850,000 shares $2.62 billion +5.0%1.1%2.1 $539.25
11/15/20224,620,000 shares $2.43 billion +1.3%1.1%2.2 $526.47
10/31/20224,560,000 shares $2.29 billion -1.5%1.0%2.2 $501.50
10/15/20224,630,000 shares $2.11 billion +10.8%1.1%2.2 $454.65
9/30/20224,180,000 shares $1.97 billion -1.9%1.0%1.9 $472.27
9/15/20224,260,000 shares $2.14 billion +3.9%1.0%2 $503.50
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8/31/20224,100,000 shares $2.14 billion -3.1%0.9%1.9 $522.10
8/15/20224,230,000 shares $2.31 billion +11.6%1.0%1.7 $545.75
7/31/20223,790,000 shares $2.05 billion +3.3%0.9%1.3 $541.30
7/15/20223,670,000 shares $1.92 billion -1.9%0.8%1.3 $522.95
6/30/20223,740,000 shares $1.79 billion -9.7%0.9%1.3 $479.28
6/15/20224,140,000 shares $1.90 billion +0.5%1.0%1.4 $458.79
5/31/20224,120,000 shares $1.92 billion +4.3%N/A1.4 $466.22
5/15/20223,950,000 shares $1.96 billion -12.8%0.9%1.4 $497.27
4/30/20224,530,000 shares $2.41 billion +9.2%N/A1.8 $531.72
4/15/20224,150,000 shares $2.45 billion +1.2%N/A1.7 $590.39
3/31/20224,100,000 shares $2.36 billion +0.2%N/A0 $575.85
3/15/20224,090,000 shares $2.22 billion -7.5%N/A1.6 $542.32
2/28/20224,420,000 shares $2.30 billion -7.1%N/A1.6 $519.25
2/15/20224,760,000 shares $2.45 billion +5.1%N/A1.8 $513.92
1/31/20224,530,000 shares $2.29 billion +4.6%N/A1.8 $505.13
1/15/20224,330,000 shares $2.18 billion -11.3%N/A1.7 $502.99
12/31/20214,880,000 shares $2.77 billion +8.2%N/A2.1 $567.70
12/15/20214,510,000 shares $2.55 billion +22.9%N/A2 $565.48
11/30/20213,670,000 shares $1.98 billion -13.9%0.8%1.8 $539.38
11/15/20214,260,000 shares $2.21 billion -3.2%1.0%2.4 $519.89
10/29/20214,400,000 shares $2.16 billion -5.0%1.0%2.5 $491.54
10/15/20214,630,000 shares $2.09 billion -6.5%1.1%2.7 $452.39
9/30/20214,950,000 shares $2.22 billion -5.7%1.1%2.9 $449.35
9/15/20215,250,000 shares $2.42 billion +2.1%1.2%3.1 $460.73
8/31/20215,140,000 shares $2.34 billion +6.6%1.2%3.1 $455.49
8/13/20214,820,000 shares $2.16 billion -7.3%1.1%2.6 $447.82
7/30/20215,200,000 shares $2.23 billion +13.5%1.2%2.8 $429.72
7/15/20214,580,000 shares $1.89 billion +0.2%1.0%2.4 $411.82
6/30/20214,570,000 shares $1.81 billion +7.8%1.0%2.3 $395.67
6/15/20214,240,000 shares $1.63 billion +5.2%1.0%2 $383.91
5/28/20214,030,000 shares $1.52 billion -6.1%0.9%1.7 $378.27
5/14/20214,290,000 shares $1.63 billion +10.3%N/A1.5 $379.53
4/30/20213,890,000 shares $1.45 billion +4.6%N/A1.4 $373.54
4/15/20213,720,000 shares $1.35 billion -14.1%N/A0 $363.17
3/31/20214,330,000 shares $1.51 billion -3.6%N/A1.4 $349.75
3/15/20214,490,000 shares $1.49 billion +6.7%N/A1.5 $331.14
2/26/20214,210,000 shares $1.41 billion -2.8%N/A1.5 $333.90
2/12/20214,330,000 shares $1.53 billion +19.3%N/A1.8 $352.20
1/29/20213,630,000 shares $1.30 billion +1.1%N/A1.5 $357.06
1/15/20213,590,000 shares $1.30 billion -6.8%N/A1.5 $362.35
12/31/20203,850,000 shares $1.44 billion +19.6%N/A1.7 $374.45
12/15/20203,220,000 shares $1.21 billion +4.9%N/A1.4 $374.38
11/30/20203,070,000 shares $1.19 billion +1.3%N/A1.3 $388.39
11/15/20203,030,000 shares $1.15 billion +15.2%N/A1.3 $378.84
10/30/20202,630,000 shares $959.58 million -17.0%N/A1.2 $364.86
10/15/20203,170,000 shares $1.20 billion +0.3%N/A1.4 $378.34
9/30/20203,160,000 shares $1.12 billion +12.1%N/A1.4 $355.00
9/15/20202,820,000 shares $969.83 million -1.1%N/A1.3 $343.91
8/31/20202,850,000 shares $990.83 million -3.7%N/A1.3 $347.66
8/14/20202,960,000 shares $995.39 million -10.8%N/A1.2 $336.28
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7/31/20203,320,000 shares $1.08 billion -1.5%N/A1.3 $325.53
7/15/20203,370,000 shares $1.11 billion -14.3%N/A1.2 $328.00
6/30/20203,930,000 shares $1.19 billion -2.0%N/A1.3 $303.21
6/15/20204,010,000 shares $1.19 billion -1.5%N/A1.2 $297.18
5/29/20204,070,000 shares $1.26 billion -15.0%N/A1 $308.47
5/15/20204,790,000 shares $1.43 billion -12.0%N/A1.2 $299.21
4/30/20205,440,000 shares $1.65 billion +14.3%N/A1.4 $303.00
4/15/20204,760,000 shares $1.48 billion -2.1%N/A1.3 $310.27
3/31/20204,860,000 shares $1.51 billion -11.4%N/A1.4 $310.55
3/13/20205,486,400 shares $1.65 billion +8.2%1.3%1.1 $300.01
2/28/20205,070,000 shares $1.45 billion +1.8%1.2%2 $285.53
2/14/20204,980,000 shares $1.54 billion +16.4%1.1%2.4 $309.40
1/31/20204,280,000 shares $1.31 billion -16.4%1.0%2.2 $305.69
1/15/20205,120,000 shares $1.59 billion -9.4%1.2%2.6 $310.68
12/31/20195,650,000 shares $1.75 billion +9.9%1.3%3 $310.51

COST Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

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 April 30th, traders have sold 6,140,000 shares of COST short. 1.39% of Costco Wholesale's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Costco Wholesale's current short interest.

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. COST shares currently have a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on Costco Wholesale's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Costco Wholesale?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Costco Wholesale: Walleye Trading LLC, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd, PEAK6 Investments LLC, HAP Trading LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Twin Tree Management LP, XR Securities LLC, General American Investors Co. Inc., BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Oak Hill Wealth Advisors LLC, Curated Wealth Partners LLC, and Nomura Holdings Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Costco Wholesale?

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. 1.39% of Costco Wholesale's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Costco Wholesale's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Costco Wholesale saw a decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,140,000 shares, a decline of 2.5% from the previous total of 6,300,000 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 Costco Wholesale's float size?

Costco Wholesale currently has issued a total of 443,500,000 shares. Some of Costco Wholesale'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. Costco Wholesale currently has a public float of 441,440,000 shares.

How does Costco Wholesale's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.39% of Costco Wholesale's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to Costco Wholesale: The Home Depot, Inc. (0.87%), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (1.84%), PDD Holdings Inc. (2.09%), McDonald's Co. (1.12%), Walmart Inc. (0.42%), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (1.22%), Booking Holdings Inc. (2.08%), The TJX Companies, Inc. (0.83%), MercadoLibre, Inc. (1.32%), BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (9.37%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.98 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.35 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.06 billion), General Motors ($2.88 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.32 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.27 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.18 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.52 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. COST shares are trading up $13.39 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 April, 30 2024.



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