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Ross Stores Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.11 (+0.99 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $113.13
50-Day Range
MA: $116.85
52-Week Range
Now: $113.13
Volume3.79 million shs
Average Volume1.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$40.33 billion
P/E Ratio134.68
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume4,570,000 shares
Previous Short Volume4,700,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-2.77%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$533.04 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.4
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares364,700,000 shares
Float Size347,570,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.31%
Today's Trading Volume3,789,548 shares
Average Trading Volume1,986,638 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average90.75%

Short Interest Over Time

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20214,570,000 shares $533.04 million -2.8%1.3%2.4 $116.64
1/29/20214,700,000 shares $565.32 million +4.0%1.4%2.3 $120.28
1/15/20214,520,000 shares $514.33 million +3.2%1.3%2.1 $113.79
12/31/20203,490,000 shares $421.84 million -34.5%1.0%1.6 $120.87
12/15/20203,490,000 shares $408.92 million -34.5%1.0%1.6 $117.17
11/30/20205,330,000 shares $627.13 million +61.5%1.5%2.5 $117.66
11/15/20203,300,000 shares $354.82 million +6.1%1.0%1.5 $107.52
10/30/20203,110,000 shares $336.28 million -27.2%0.9%1.5 $108.13
10/15/20204,270,000 shares $390.49 million -7.6%1.2%2 $91.45
9/30/20204,620,000 shares $451.10 million +26.2%1.3%1.9 $97.64
9/15/20203,660,000 shares $321.82 million +2.5%1.1%1.3 $87.93
8/31/20203,570,000 shares $324.80 million -5.1%1.0%1.2 $90.98
8/14/20203,760,000 shares $343.18 million -11.5%1.1%1.2 $91.27
7/31/20204,250,000 shares $411.32 million +15.8%1.2%1.3 $96.78
7/15/20203,670,000 shares $329.09 million -16.8%1.1%1.1 $89.67
6/30/20204,410,000 shares $379.97 million +6.8%1.3%1.4 $86.16
6/15/20204,130,000 shares $359.85 million +0.5%1.2%1.2 $87.13
5/29/20204,110,000 shares $357.78 million -1.7%1.2%1.1 $87.05
5/15/20204,180,000 shares $405.29 million +2.2%1.2%1.1 $96.96
4/30/20204,090,000 shares $394.64 million -10.7%1.2%1.1 $96.49
4/15/20204,580,000 shares $415.64 million No Change1.3%1.3 $90.75
3/31/20204,580,000 shares $391.54 million +3.2%1.3%1.4 $85.49
3/13/20204,438,000 shares $393.83 million -7.5%1.3%1.2 $88.74
2/28/20204,800,000 shares $302.02 million +7.4%1.4%2.5 $62.92
2/14/20204,470,000 shares $455.27 million +8.5%1.3%2.5 $101.85

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Ross Stores' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Ross Stores shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, investors have sold 4,570,000 shares of ROST short. 1.31% of Ross Stores' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Ross Stores?

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. Ross Stores currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Ross Stores?

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. 1.31% of Ross Stores' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Ross Stores' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Ross Stores saw a decline in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 4,570,000 shares, a decline of 2.8% from the previous total of 4,700,000 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 Ross Stores' float size?

Ross Stores currently has issued a total of 356,463,000 shares. Some of Ross Stores' 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. Ross Stores currently has a public float of 347,570,000 shares.

How does Ross Stores' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.31% of Ross Stores' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "apparel retail" compare to Ross Stores: The TJX Companies, Inc. (0.92%), The Gap, Inc. (7.04%), Foot Locker, Inc. (5.71%), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (14.43%), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (10.80%), The Buckle, Inc. (16.21%), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (7.68%), Guess', Inc. (17.40%), Zumiez Inc. (3.04%), and The Children's Place, Inc. (19.42%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Ross Stores stock?

Short selling ROST is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Ross Stores as its price is falling. Ross Stores' stock is trading up $1.11 today. To short Ross Stores 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 Ross Stores 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 Ross Stores?

A short squeeze for Ross Stores 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 ROST, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Ross Stores' 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 ROST, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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