S&P 500   3,831.39
DOW   30,967.82
QQQ   286.96
S&P 500   3,831.39
DOW   30,967.82
QQQ   286.96
S&P 500   3,831.39
DOW   30,967.82
QQQ   286.96
S&P 500   3,831.39
DOW   30,967.82
QQQ   286.96

Microsoft Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

+3.27 (+1.26%)
(As of 07/5/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
22.87 million shs
Average Volume
26.23 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.97 trillion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Microsoft Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$12.12 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
June, 15 2022
Outstanding Shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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MSFT Short Interest Over Time

MSFT Days to Cover Over Time

MSFT Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
6/15/202248,150,000 shares $12.12 billion +4.7%N/A1.5 $251.76
5/31/202246,000,000 shares $12.51 billion +19.7%0.6%1.4 $271.87
5/15/202238,430,000 shares $10.03 billion -6.8%0.5%1.1 $261.12
4/30/202241,240,000 shares $11.44 billion +15.9%0.6%1.2 $277.52
4/15/202235,580,000 shares $9.96 billion -3.3%0.5%1 $279.83
3/31/202236,810,000 shares $11.35 billion +1.0%0.5%1 $308.31
3/15/202236,440,000 shares $10.46 billion -12.2%0.5%1 $287.15
2/28/202241,490,000 shares $12.40 billion +17.4%0.6%1.1 $298.79
2/15/202235,350,000 shares $10.62 billion -12.0%0.5%1 $300.47
1/31/202240,180,000 shares $12.50 billion +3.0%0.5%1.2 $310.98
1/15/202239,030,000 shares $12.11 billion -0.9%0.5%1.3 $310.20
12/31/202139,380,000 shares $13.24 billion -8.4%0.5%1.5 $336.32
12/15/202142,980,000 shares $14.38 billion +5.1%0.6%1.6 $334.65
11/30/202140,880,000 shares $13.51 billion -0.8%0.6%1.6 $330.59
11/15/202141,200,000 shares $13.85 billion -16.5%0.6%1.7 $336.07
10/29/202149,330,000 shares $16.36 billion +1.6%0.7%2.1 $331.62
10/15/202148,560,000 shares $14.77 billion +3.0%0.7%2.2 $304.21
9/30/202147,170,000 shares $13.30 billion +6.7%0.6%2.1 $281.92
9/15/202144,200,000 shares $13.47 billion -3.3%0.6%2 $304.82
8/31/202145,700,000 shares $13.80 billion +8.8%0.6%2.1 $301.88
8/13/202141,990,000 shares $12.30 billion -12.5%0.6%1.9 $292.85
7/30/202147,980,000 shares $13.67 billion -15.0%0.7%2.1 $284.91
7/15/202156,420,000 shares $15.86 billion +11.0%0.8%2.3 $281.03
6/30/202150,820,000 shares $13.77 billion +5.6%0.7%2.1 $270.90
6/15/202148,140,000 shares $12.44 billion +3.6%0.7%1.9 $258.36
5/28/202146,470,000 shares $11.60 billion +14.7%0.6%1.8 $249.68
5/14/202140,530,000 shares $9.85 billion -13.2%0.6%1.4 $243.03
4/30/202146,700,000 shares $11.79 billion -23.6%0.6%1.6 $252.51
4/15/202161,160,000 shares $15.63 billion +26.3%0.8%2.1 $255.59
3/31/202148,430,000 shares $11.23 billion -2.3%0.7%1.6 $231.85
3/15/202149,570,000 shares $11.69 billion +19.1%0.7%1.7 $235.75
2/26/202141,630,000 shares $9.53 billion +2.5%0.6%1.4 $228.99
2/12/202140,600,000 shares $9.93 billion -8.8%0.6%1.4 $244.49
1/29/202144,530,000 shares $10.64 billion +6.2%0.6%1.5 $238.93
1/15/202141,950,000 shares $8.94 billion +7.0%0.6%1.4 $213.02
12/31/202039,200,000 shares $8.69 billion -1.8%0.5%1.4 $221.68
12/15/202039,910,000 shares $8.55 billion +2.3%0.5%1.4 $214.20
11/30/202039,000,000 shares $8.39 billion +14.5%N/A1.3 $215.23
11/15/202034,070,000 shares $7.38 billion -7.4%0.5%1.1 $216.51
10/30/202036,800,000 shares $7.53 billion +5.0%0.5%1.2 $204.72
10/15/202035,050,000 shares $7.74 billion -11.6%0.5%1.1 $220.86
9/30/202039,630,000 shares $8.34 billion +4.9%0.5%1.2 $210.33
9/15/202037,790,000 shares $7.89 billion +3.7%0.5%1.1 $208.78
8/31/202036,460,000 shares $8.22 billion +23.1%0.5%1 $225.53
8/14/202029,630,000 shares $6.19 billion -18.8%0.4%0.9 $208.90
7/31/202036,470,000 shares $7.48 billion -8.6%0.5%1 $205.01
7/15/202039,890,000 shares $8.30 billion -7.5%0.5%1.1 $208.04
6/30/202043,130,000 shares $8.78 billion +0.5%0.6%1.2 $203.48
6/15/202042,930,000 shares $8.11 billion +5.1%0.6%1 $188.94
5/29/202040,830,000 shares $7.48 billion -7.7%0.6%0.8 $183.25

Microsoft Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Microsoft shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of June 15th, traders have sold 48,150,000 shares of MSFT short. Learn More on Microsoft's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Microsoft?

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. Microsoft currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on Microsoft's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Microsoft?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Microsoft: Silverleafe Capital Partners LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Verition Fund Management LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Baader Bank INC, Nomura Holdings Inc., Walleye Trading LLC, Capula Management Ltd, Jane Street Group LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Lido Advisors LLC, Sender Co & Partners Inc., Beacon Pointe Advisors LLC, Point72 Hong Kong Ltd, Ramius Advisors LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Prelude Capital Management LLC, Maven Securities LTD, UBS Group AG, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Lavaca Capital LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Verition Fund Management LLC, Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors LLC, Dakota Wealth Management, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Symmetry Investments LP, HAP Trading LLC, Shelton Capital Management, Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC, Oribel Capital Management LP, BlackRock Inc., DRW Securities LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., Bank of Montreal Can, Citigroup Inc., HighTower Advisors LLC, Group One Trading L.P., US Bancorp DE, Twin Tree Management LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MAI Capital Management, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., CTC LLC, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Tortoise Investment Management LLC, JGP Global Gestao de Recursos Ltda., National Bank of Canada FI, Savant Capital LLC, Wolverine Asset Management LLC, Asset Management Corp IL ADV, Wilsey Asset Management Inc., Simplex Trading LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., QVR LLC, Mizuho Markets Cayman LP, Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA, CenterStar Asset Management LLC, Mission Wealth Management LP, Artemis Investment Management LLP, CWM LLC, Advisor Resource Council, IMC Chicago LLC, XR Securities LLC, Cutler Group LP, CCG Wealth Management LLC, and ACG Wealth. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is Microsoft's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 48,150,000 shares, an increase of 4.7% from the previous total of 46,000,000 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 Microsoft's short interest compare to its competitors?

Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "computer and technology" compare to Microsoft: Apple Inc. (0.00%), Alphabet Inc. (0.69%), Alphabet Inc. (0.95%), Tencent Holdings Limited (0.00%), NVIDIA Co. (0.00%), Verizon Communications Inc. (0.85%), Broadcom Inc. (1.41%), Oracle Co. (0.53%), ASML Holding (0.19%), and Cisco Systems, Inc. (1.02%).

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. ($3.58 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.23 billion), Lucid Group, Inc. ($2.31 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($1.73 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($1.71 billion), Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.66 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.63 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.51 billion), Lumen Technologies, Inc. ($1.40 billion), and Diamondback Energy, Inc. ($1.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Microsoft stock?

Short selling MSFT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Microsoft as its price is falling. Microsoft's stock is trading up $3.27 today. To short Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft?

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

How often is Microsoft'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 MSFT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is June, 15 2022.

This page (NASDAQ:MSFT) was last updated on 7/6/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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