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Paypal Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+11.11 (+5.50 %)
(As of 10/21/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $213.07
50-Day Range
MA: $192.49
52-Week Range
Now: $213.07
Volume17.21 million shs
Average Volume8.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$250.00 billion
P/E Ratio97.74
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:17,280,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:14,160,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+22.03%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$3.59 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:September, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:1,180,000,000 shares
Float Size:1,110,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:1.56%
Today's Trading Volume:17,212,644 shares
Average Trading Volume:8,725,378 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:97.27%

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/30/202017,280,000 $3.59 billion 22.0%1.6%2.2$207.74
9/15/202014,160,000 $2.65 billion 5.4%1.3%1.8$187.25
8/31/202013,440,000 $2.56 billion 8.0%1.2%1.8$190.41
8/14/202012,450,000 $2.60 billion -10.9%1.1%1.7$208.93
7/31/202013,980,000 $2.75 billion 4.3%1.3%1.8$196.57
7/15/202013,400,000 $2.63 billion -7.3%1.2%1.6$196.07
6/30/202014,460,000 $2.50 billion -4.7%1.3%1.7$172.56
6/15/202015,170,000 $2.70 billion 11.0%1.4%1.6$177.93
5/29/202013,670,000 $2.30 billion 9.3%1.2%1.3$168.00
5/15/202012,510,000 $1.94 billion 7.0%1.1%1.1$155.01
4/30/202011,690,000 $1.71 billion -1.5%1.1%1.1$145.96
4/15/202011,870,000 $1.71 billion -17.6%1.1%1.2$143.96
3/31/202014,410,000 $1.73 billion -10.6%1.3%1.5$120.18
3/13/202016,121,400 $1.71 billion 30.2%1.5%1.5$105.84
2/28/202012,380,000 $1.06 billion -5.3%1.1%1.7$85.26
2/14/202013,070,000 $1.43 billion -16.8%1.2%1.9$109.74
1/31/202015,700,000 $1.71 billion -4.8%1.4%2.4$109.11
1/15/202016,490,000 $1.96 billion 4.3%1.5%2.3$118.84
12/31/201915,810,000 $1.85 billion 10.6%1.4%2.3$116.98

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Paypal's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Paypal shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, investors have sold 17,280,000 shares of PYPL short. 1.56% of Paypal's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Paypal?

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. Paypal currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Paypal?

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. 1.56% of Paypal's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Paypal's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Paypal saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 17,280,000 shares, an increase of 22.0% from the previous total of 14,160,000 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 Paypal's float size?

Paypal currently has issued a total of 1,173,300,000 shares. Some of Paypal'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. Paypal currently has a public float of 1,110,000,000 shares.

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

1.56% of Paypal'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 Paypal: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (0.00%), Visa Inc (1.53%), Mastercard Incorporated (0.46%), Accenture plc (0.82%), Pinduoduo Inc. (0.00%), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (0.00%), Mercadolibre Inc (4.71%), Uber Technologies, Inc. (6.82%), NetEase, Inc. (0.00%), and Global Payments 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 ($5.12 billion), Aon PLC ($3.76 billion), Clorox Co ($3.07 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.89 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.49 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.37 billion), Datadog ($2.29 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.22 billion), Kroger Co ($2.20 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.88 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Paypal stock?

Short selling PYPL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Paypal as its price is falling. Paypal's stock is trading up $11.11 today. To short Paypal 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 Paypal 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 Paypal?

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

How often is Paypal'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 PYPL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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