Costco Wholesale Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.45 (+0.10 %)
(As of 09/23/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume2.05 million shs
Average Volume2.26 million shs
Market Capitalization$200.16 billion
P/E Ratio42.55
Dividend Yield0.70%

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume5,140,000 shares
Previous Short Volume4,820,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+6.64%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.34 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.1
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares442,069,000 shares
Float Size441,020,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.17%
Today's Trading Volume2,052,727 shares
Average Trading Volume2,257,299 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-9.06%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
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

Institutional Investors Shorting Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Costco Wholesale. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
9/13/2021Bank of America Corp DE45,30033,200-26.7%$13,136.00
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A10,580N/A$4,186.00
8/25/2021Marshall Wace LLPN/A4,000N/A$1,582.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC5,20014,700+182.7%$5,816.00
8/17/2021Logan Capital Management Inc.N/A1,672N/A$662.00
8/17/2021Millennium Management LLC306,900448,900+46.3%$177,616.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A10,580N/A$4,186.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.878,700303,600-65.4%$120,130.00
8/17/2021Caas Capital Management LP27,90027,700-0.7%$10,960.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC2,434,5001,206,400-50.4%$477,336.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DE45,30033,200-26.7%$13,136.00
8/16/2021Royal Bank of Canada100100No Change$40.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AG345,800304,700-11.9%$120,561.00
8/16/2021Maven Securities LTD5,10010,500+105.9%$4,156.00
8/16/2021Capula Management LtdN/A20,900N/A$8,254.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.103,40099,100-4.2%$39,211.00
8/16/2021Marshall Wace LLPN/A4,000N/A$1,582.00
8/16/2021Allianz Asset Management GmbH11,90012,000+0.8%$4,748.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC26,00031,845+22.5%$30,031.00
8/12/2021Lido Advisors LLCN/A1,500N/A$593.00
8/12/2021SG Americas Securities LLC20,200153,000+657.4%$871.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.65,300127,900+95.9%$50,606.00
8/12/2021Twin Tree Management LP35,20035,000-0.6%$13,848.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC2,739266,400+9,626.2%$105,406.00
8/12/2021Capital Fund Management S.A.25,400143,300+464.2%$56,700.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLC49,00033,000-32.7%$223.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP3,680,2002,324,200-36.8%$926,868.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.125,100117,900-5.8%$46,649.00
8/10/2021BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA625691+10.6%$27,341.00
8/10/2021Citigroup Inc.55,80052,800-5.4%$20,891.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC589,800238,700-59.5%$95,191.00
8/6/2021IMC Chicago LLC427,500333,600-22.0%$131,996.00
8/6/2021Gladius Capital Management LP14,0002,300-83.6%$911.00
7/31/2021Valeo Financial Advisors LLCN/A1,300N/A$514.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP2,8007,200+157.1%$11.00
7/31/2021MAI Capital Management40010,000+2,400.0%$3,957.00

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Short Interest FAQ

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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: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 August 31st, traders have sold 5,140,000 shares of COST short. 1.17% 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. Costco Wholesale currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Costco Wholesale

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: Bank of America Corp DE, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Walleye Trading LLC, Logan Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Caas Capital Management LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse AG, Maven Securities LTD, Capula Management Ltd, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Lido Advisors LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Twin Tree Management LP, Simplex Trading LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Group One Trading L.P., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Citigroup Inc., Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, Valeo Financial Advisors LLC, Cutler Group LP, and MAI Capital Management. 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. 1.17% of Costco Wholesale's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Costco Wholesale's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 5,140,000 shares, an increase of 6.6% from the previous total of 4,820,000 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 442,069,000 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 441,020,000 shares.

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

1.17% 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. (1.20%), Target Co. (1.82%), Wal-Mart de México, S.A.B. de C.V. (0.00%), Dollar General Co. (1.66%), Tesco PLC (0.00%), Dollar Tree, Inc. (2.40%), Five Below, Inc. (3.75%), BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. (7.07%), MINISO Group Holding Limited (0.00%), and Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (17.79%).

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 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 $0.45 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 August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/24/2021 by Staff
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