Futu Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-3.86 (-2.60 %)
(As of 04/13/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $144.70
50-Day Range
MA: $145.19
52-Week Range
Now: $144.70
Volume5.17 million shs
Average Volume10.91 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.58 billion
P/E Ratio172.26
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Futu (NASDAQ:FUTU) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume7,720,000 shares
Previous Short Volume10,960,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-29.56%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.15 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.7
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares135,328,000 shares
Float Size68,740,000 shares
Short Percent of Float11.23%
Today's Trading Volume5,168,407 shares
Average Trading Volume10,914,431 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-52.65%

Short Interest Over Time

Futu (NASDAQ:FUTU) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20217,720,000 shares $1.15 billion -29.6%11.2%0.7 $148.56
3/15/202110,960,000 shares $1.26 billion -27.0%17.5%1.1 $114.69
2/26/202115,020,000 shares $2.21 billion -19.1%24.0%1.7 $147.30
2/12/202118,570,000 shares $2.84 billion +11.7%29.6%2.5 $152.79
1/29/202116,630,000 shares $2.75 billion +3.6%27.2%2.9 $165.24
1/15/202116,060,000 shares $1.59 billion +18.1%25.7%3.7 $99.00
12/31/20208,150,000 shares $501.23 million +102.7%13.1%3.3 $61.50
12/15/20208,150,000 shares $478.08 million +102.7%13.1%3.3 $58.66
11/30/20204,020,000 shares $174.15 million +39.1%6.4%1.9 $43.32
11/15/20202,890,000 shares $127.45 million +114.1%4.6%1.5 $44.10
10/30/20201,350,000 shares $56.78 million +11.6%2.0%0.8 $42.06
10/15/20201,210,000 shares $39.08 million +28.2%1.8%0.8 $32.30
9/30/2020943,900 shares $29.27 million -1.5%1.4%0.6 $31.01
9/15/2020958,100 shares $28.70 million +0.5%1.4%0.6 $29.96

Futu (NASDAQ:FUTU) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Futu's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Futu shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, traders have sold 7,720,000 shares of FUTU short. 11.23% of Futu's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Futu?

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. Futu currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Futu?

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. 11.23% of Futu's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Futu's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Futu saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 7,720,000 shares, a drop of 29.6% from the previous total of 10,960,000 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 Futu's float size?

Futu currently has issued a total of 135,328,000 shares. Some of Futu'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. Futu currently has a public float of 68,740,000 shares.

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

11.23% of Futu's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "security brokers & dealers" compare to Futu: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (4.36%), Credit Suisse Group AG (0.41%), MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (1.65%), Raymond James (1.32%), Nomura Holdings, Inc. (0.04%), SEI Investments (1.00%), Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (4.12%), Stifel Financial Corp. (0.00%), Virtu Financial, Inc. (4.40%), and Freedom Holding Corp. (6.85%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Futu stock?

Short selling FUTU is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Futu as its price is falling. Futu's stock is trading down $3.86 today. To short Futu 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 Futu 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 Futu?

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

How often is Futu'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 FUTU, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/13/2021 by Staff
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