MercadoLibre Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-3.12 (-0.17 %)
(As of 09/17/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume295,053 shs
Average Volume459,775 shs
Market Capitalization$93.37 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume1,300,000 shares
Previous Short Volume1,480,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-12.16%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.43 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.8
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares49,712,000 shares
Float Size43,890,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.96%
Today's Trading Volume295,053 shares
Average Trading Volume459,775 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-35.83%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/20211,300,000 shares $2.43 billion -12.2%3.0%3.8 $1,867.45
8/13/20211,480,000 shares $2.74 billion +7.3%3.4%4.1 $1,851.60
7/30/20211,380,000 shares $2.16 billion -6.8%3.1%3.5 $1,568.70
7/15/20211,480,000 shares $2.23 billion +5.0%3.4%3.7 $1,508.48
6/30/20211,410,000 shares $2.20 billion +2.9%3.2%3.5 $1,557.79
6/15/20211,370,000 shares $1.92 billion +1.5%3.1%3.1 $1,404.78
5/28/20211,350,000 shares $1.83 billion +0.8%3.1%3 $1,358.67
5/14/20211,340,000 shares $1.74 billion +10.7%3.0%2.5 $1,296.65
4/30/20211,210,000 shares $1.92 billion -5.5%2.8%2.3 $1,588.23
4/15/20211,280,000 shares $1.98 billion -1.5%2.9%2.3 $1,546.56
3/31/20211,300,000 shares $1.86 billion -1.5%3.0%2.2 $1,428.03
3/15/20211,320,000 shares $2.05 billion +16.8%3.0%2.3 $1,550.15
2/26/20211,130,000 shares $1.82 billion -5.0%2.6%2 $1,613.06
2/12/20211,190,000 shares $2.31 billion +4.4%2.7%2.3 $1,942.25
1/29/20211,140,000 shares $2.10 billion -20.3%2.6%2.1 $1,844.73
1/15/20211,430,000 shares $2.65 billion -2.1%3.3%2.7 $1,852.53
12/31/20201,460,000 shares $2.50 billion No Change3.3%2.8 $1,712.94
12/15/20201,460,000 shares $2.36 billion -20.7%3.3%3 $1,618.06
11/30/20201,840,000 shares $2.78 billion +18.0%4.2%3.6 $1,513.43
11/15/20201,560,000 shares $2.03 billion -4.9%3.6%2.9 $1,301.66
10/30/20201,640,000 shares $2.13 billion -15.5%3.8%3.2 $1,300.98
10/15/20201,940,000 shares $2.40 billion -5.8%4.4%3.7 $1,238.70
9/30/20202,060,000 shares $2.23 billion -5.9%4.7%4 $1,082.48
9/15/20202,190,000 shares $2.26 billion +19.0%5.0%4.2 $1,029.99
8/31/20201,840,000 shares $2.15 billion -7.1%4.2%3.5 $1,168.59

Institutional Investors Shorting MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI)

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 MercadoLibre. 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 DE2,8002,800No Change$4,362.00
9/10/2021HBK Investments L P3,7001,800-51.4%$2,804.00
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A457N/A$712.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC41,90061,300+46.3%$95,493.00
8/17/2021Millennium Management LLC59,900122,100+103.8%$190,206.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A457N/A$712.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.191,2000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC480,500431,400-10.2%$672,031.00
8/17/2021Caas Capital Management LPN/A8,700N/A$13,553.00
8/16/2021Squarepoint Ops LLC12,00012,000No Change$18,693.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DE2,8002,800No Change$4,362.00
8/16/2021SG3 Management LLC10,00010,000No Change$15,578.00
8/16/2021Royal Bank of Canada18,30010,800-41.0%$16,824.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AG55,00016,600-69.8%$25,859.00
8/16/2021HBK Investments L P3,7001,800-51.4%$2,804.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.67,00026,200-60.9%$40,815.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC59,80035,400-40.8%$55,146.00
8/13/2021Laurion Capital Management LP8,7004,000-54.0%$6,231.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC39136,600+9,260.6%$57,015.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.N/A16,000N/A$24,925.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLC75,80079,300+4.6%$10,663.00
8/11/2021Deutsche Bank AG2,3752,396+0.9%$3,732.00
8/10/2021Citigroup Inc.266,000294,500+10.7%$458,769.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC164,400146,600-10.8%$232,068.00
8/6/2021IMC Chicago LLC13,0000-100.0%$0.00
7/26/2021XR Securities LLC5,4002,600-51.9%$321.00

MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) Short Interest FAQ

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What is MercadoLibre's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of MercadoLibre shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of August 31st, investors have sold 1,300,000 shares of MELI short. 2.96% of MercadoLibre's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on MercadoLibre's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for MercadoLibre?

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. MercadoLibre currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for MercadoLibre

Which institutional investors are shorting MercadoLibre?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of MercadoLibre: Bank of America Corp DE, HBK Investments L P, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Walleye Trading LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, Caas Capital Management LP, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, SG3 Management LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse AG, HBK Investments L P, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., PEAK6 Investments LLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, Simplex Trading LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., HAP Trading LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Citigroup Inc., Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, and XR Securities LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for MercadoLibre?

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. 2.96% of MercadoLibre's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is MercadoLibre's short interest increasing or decreasing?

MercadoLibre saw a decline in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,300,000 shares, a decline of 12.2% from the previous total of 1,480,000 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 MercadoLibre's float size?

MercadoLibre currently has issued a total of 49,712,000 shares. Some of MercadoLibre'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. MercadoLibre currently has a public float of 43,890,000 shares.

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

2.96% of MercadoLibre's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "business services, not elsewhere classified" compare to MercadoLibre: Mastercard Incorporated (0.65%), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), Accenture plc (0.67%), Pinduoduo Inc. (2.24%), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (0.95%), Uber Technologies, Inc. (5.03%), Relx Plc (0.00%), MSCI Inc. (0.81%), eBay Inc. (4.82%), and Global Payments Inc. (2.25%).

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 MercadoLibre stock?

Short selling MELI is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from MercadoLibre as its price is falling. MercadoLibre's stock is trading down $3.12 today. To short MercadoLibre 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 MercadoLibre 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 MercadoLibre?

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

How often is MercadoLibre'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 MELI, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/18/2021 by Staff
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