Microsoft Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+2.00 (+0.78 %)
(As of 06/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume18.23 million shs
Average Volume28.10 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.96 trillion
P/E Ratio35.41
Dividend Yield0.87%

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume46,470,000 shares
Previous Short Volume40,530,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+14.66%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$11.60 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.8
Last Record DateMay, 28 2021
Outstanding Shares7,531,575,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.63%
Today's Trading Volume18,234,845 shares
Average Trading Volume28,099,213 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-35.11%

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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
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 (NASDAQ:MSFT) Short Interest FAQ

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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 covered or closed out. As of May 28th, traders have sold 46,470,000 shares of MSFT short. 0.63% of Microsoft's shares are currently sold short. View details.

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.

What is a good short interest percentage for Microsoft?

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. 0.63% of Microsoft's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Microsoft's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Microsoft saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 46,470,000 shares, an increase of 14.7% from the previous total of 40,530,000 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?

0.63% of Microsoft's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "computer and technology" compare to Microsoft: Apple Inc. (0.74%), Alphabet Inc. (0.95%), Alphabet Inc. (0.96%), Facebook, Inc. (1.14%), Tencent Holdings Limited (0.00%), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (0.00%), NVIDIA Co. (1.05%), PayPal Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), ASML Holding (0.20%), and Adobe Inc. (1.07%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Tesla, Inc. ($25.04 billion), AstraZeneca PLC ($7.50 billion), Aon plc ($7.09 billion), Square, Inc. ($6.95 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($6.90 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.79 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.18 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($5.54 billion), Sea Limited ($4.96 billion), and Wayfair Inc. ($4.25 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 $2.00 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 appreciates 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 May, 28 2021.

This page was last updated on 6/14/2021 by Staff
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