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NASDAQ:PAYX

Paychex Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$91.15
-0.26 (-0.28 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 01:52 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$90.32
Now: $91.15
$91.95
50-Day Range
$86.87
MA: $89.63
$93.36
52-Week Range
$47.87
Now: $91.15
$99.95
Volume55,474 shs
Average Volume1.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.87 billion
P/E Ratio31.11
Dividend Yield2.66%
Beta0.9

Short Interest

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume7,100,000 shares
Previous Short Volume5,730,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+23.91%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$642.20 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares359,350,000 shares
Float Size321,730,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.21%
Today's Trading Volume55,474 shares
Average Trading Volume1,807,235 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-96.93%

Short Interest Over Time


Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/20217,100,000 shares $642.20 million +23.9%2.2%4.3 $90.45
1/15/20215,730,000 shares $510.49 million -8.5%1.8%3.5 $89.09
12/31/20206,060,000 shares $551.46 million -21.5%1.9%3.7 $91.00
12/15/20206,060,000 shares $545.52 million -21.5%1.9%3.7 $90.02
11/30/20207,720,000 shares $748.22 million -6.4%2.4%4.9 $96.92
11/15/20208,250,000 shares $768.49 million +8.3%2.6%5.1 $93.15
10/30/20207,620,000 shares $700.05 million -8.2%2.4%4.8 $91.87
10/15/20208,300,000 shares $680.02 million -16.7%2.6%5 $81.93
9/30/20209,960,000 shares $826.68 million +2.9%3.1%5.9 $83.00
9/15/20209,680,000 shares $752.14 million -11.5%3.0%5.3 $77.70
8/31/202010,940,000 shares $824.11 million +2.2%3.4%5.8 $75.33
8/14/202010,710,000 shares $816.74 million +3.2%3.4%5.4 $76.26
7/31/202010,380,000 shares $774.76 million +1.5%3.2%4.7 $74.64
7/15/202010,230,000 shares $735.74 million -1.0%3.2%4.5 $71.92
6/30/202010,330,000 shares $745.72 million -3.6%3.2%4.3 $72.19
6/15/202010,720,000 shares $820.72 million -8.3%3.4%3.9 $76.56
5/29/202011,690,000 shares $835.37 million -6.6%3.7%3.6 $71.46
5/15/202012,510,000 shares $904.22 million +8.8%3.9%3.8 $72.28
4/30/202011,500,000 shares $817.19 million +2.5%3.6%3.8 $71.06
4/15/202011,220,000 shares $744.00 million +61.7%3.5%3.8 $66.31
3/31/20206,940,000 shares $472.54 million -22.1%2.2%2.5 $68.09
3/13/20208,911,000 shares $592.94 million +8.7%2.8%3 $66.54
2/28/20208,200,000 shares $413.20 million -5.0%2.6%5.1 $50.39
2/14/20208,630,000 shares $662.01 million -5.1%2.7%6.1 $76.71
1/31/20209,090,000 shares $747.93 million +5.8%2.8%6.6 $82.28

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Paychex's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Paychex shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of January 29th, investors have sold 7,100,000 shares of PAYX short. 2.21% of Paychex's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Paychex?

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. Paychex currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Paychex?

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. 2.21% of Paychex's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Paychex's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Paychex saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 7,100,000 shares, an increase of 23.9% from the previous total of 5,730,000 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 Paychex's float size?

Paychex currently has issued a total of 360,631,000 shares. Some of Paychex'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. Paychex currently has a public float of 321,730,000 shares.

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

2.21% of Paychex's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "data processing & outsourced services" compare to Paychex: Visa Inc. (1.61%), Mastercard Incorporated (0.66%), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (0.00%), Fiserv, Inc. (1.50%), Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (0.97%), Global Payments Inc. (0.00%), FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (2.35%), Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (1.52%), Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (2.17%), and The Western Union Company (7.46%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon Plc ($5.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.03 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.99 billion), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ($4.72 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.57 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.58 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.75 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.43 billion), and Palantir Technologies Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Paychex stock?

Short selling PAYX is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Paychex as its price is falling. Paychex's stock is trading down $0.26 today. To short Paychex 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 Paychex 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 Paychex?

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

How often is Paychex'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 PAYX, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.



This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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