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NASDAQ:MSFT

Microsoft Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$205.29
+4.70 (+2.34 %)
(As of 09/24/2020 01:28 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$198.05
Now: $205.29
$205.57
50-Day Range
$200.39
MA: $212.32
$231.65
52-Week Range
$132.52
Now: $205.29
$232.86
Volume1.18 million shs
Average Volume41.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.55 trillion
P/E Ratio35.70
Dividend Yield0.98%
Beta0.89

Short Interest

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:36,460,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:29,630,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+23.05%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$7.53 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:1.0
Last Record Date:August, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:7,567,653,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.49%
Today's Trading Volume:1,176,322 shares
Average Trading Volume:41,191,738 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-97.14%



Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
8/31/202036,460,000 $7.53 billion 23.1%0.5%1$206.65
8/14/202029,630,000 $6.73 billion -18.8%0.4%0.9$227.27
7/31/202036,470,000 $7.66 billion -8.6%0.5%1$210.06
7/15/202039,890,000 $8.18 billion -7.5%0.5%1.1$205.01
6/30/202043,130,000 $8.68 billion 0.5%0.6%1.2$201.30
6/15/202042,930,000 $8.85 billion 5.1%0.6%1$206.12
5/29/202040,830,000 $8.08 billion -7.7%0.6%0.8$197.84
5/15/202044,240,000 $8.11 billion -7.4%0.6%0.8$183.25
4/30/202047,760,000 $8.68 billion -10.4%0.6%0.9$181.81
4/15/202053,310,000 $9.96 billion -9.3%0.7%1$186.74
3/31/202058,760,000 $10.26 billion 6.5%0.8%1.1$174.55
3/13/202055,155,200 $9.11 billion 49.0%0.7%0.9$165.14
2/28/202037,030,000 $5.04 billion -34.1%0.5%1.1$135.98
2/14/202056,190,000 $9.04 billion -0.9%0.8%2$160.92
1/31/202056,670,000 $9.64 billion -11.0%0.8%2.4$170.17
1/15/202063,640,000 $11.74 billion 1.5%0.9%2.9$184.44
12/31/201962,710,000 $10.35 billion -1.9%0.8%2.9$165.04

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 August 31st, traders have sold 36,460,000 shares of MSFT short. 0.49% 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 1.0.

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. 0.49% 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 August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 36,460,000 shares, an increase of 23.1% from the previous total of 29,630,000 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?

0.49% 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. (0.00%), Alphabet Inc (0.79%), Alphabet Inc (0.00%), Facebook, Inc. (1.06%), TENCENT HOLDING/ADR (0.00%), Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (0.00%), NVIDIA Co. (0.92%), Verizon Communications Inc. (0.00%), Adobe Inc (0.84%), and salesforce.com, inc. (0.00%).

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 ($5.13 billion), Aon PLC ($3.40 billion), Clorox Co ($3.09 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.81 billion), Charles Schwab Co. ($2.80 billion), Kroger Co ($1.95 billion), Simon Property Group Inc ($1.82 billion), Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc ($1.71 billion), International Flavors & Fragrances Inc ($1.69 billion), and C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc ($1.67 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 $4.70 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 August, 31 2020.


This page was last updated on 9/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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