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NASDAQ:SGMS

Scientific Games Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$83.46
-1.80 (-2.11 %)
(As of 10/19/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$83.29
$87.21
50-Day Range
$65.35
$86.11
52-Week Range
$30.11
$89.16
Volume419,496 shs
Average Volume910,041 shs
Market Capitalization$8.04 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.06

Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume9,760,000 shares
Previous Short Volume6,600,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+47.88%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$810.76 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover9.1
Last Record DateSeptember, 30 2021
Outstanding Shares96,370,000 shares
Float Size90,950,000 shares
Short Percent of Float10.73%
Today's Trading Volume419,496 shares
Average Trading Volume910,041 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-53.90%

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
9/30/20219,760,000 shares $810.76 million +47.9%10.7%9.1 $83.07
9/15/20216,600,000 shares $518.56 million +37.8%7.3%5.9 $78.57
8/31/20214,790,000 shares $346.56 million -28.2%5.3%5 $72.35
8/13/20216,670,000 shares $466.17 million +1.2%7.3%7.3 $69.89
7/30/20216,590,000 shares $406.67 million -1.8%7.3%6.8 $61.71
7/15/20216,710,000 shares $431.92 million -12.4%7.4%6.5 $64.37
6/30/20217,660,000 shares $593.19 million +18.0%8.5%7.7 $77.44
6/15/20216,490,000 shares $482.99 million +14.7%7.2%7 $74.42
5/28/20215,660,000 shares $410.58 million +2.4%6.3%6.4 $72.54
5/14/20215,530,000 shares $307.91 million -22.2%6.1%6.5 $55.68
4/30/20217,110,000 shares $423.05 million +4.0%7.8%9.1 $59.50
4/15/20216,840,000 shares $305.82 million -4.6%7.6%9.6 $44.71
3/31/20217,170,000 shares $273.75 million +7.8%7.9%10.3 $38.18
3/15/20216,650,000 shares $331.37 million +5.4%7.4%9.4 $49.83
2/26/20216,310,000 shares $278.02 million +2.3%7.0%7.9 $44.06
2/12/20216,170,000 shares $279.87 million -12.1%6.9%7.6 $45.36
1/29/20217,020,000 shares $292.66 million -7.4%7.8%6.7 $41.69
1/15/20217,580,000 shares $347.69 million +8.9%8.4%6.3 $45.87
12/31/20206,960,000 shares $289.61 million +15.4%7.8%5 $41.61
12/15/20206,030,000 shares $233.12 million +6.2%6.8%3 $38.66
11/30/20205,680,000 shares $223.68 million -3.4%6.4%2.2 $39.38
11/15/20205,880,000 shares $201.04 million +0.3%6.6%2.3 $34.19
10/30/20205,860,000 shares $184.65 million -31.6%6.6%2.4 $31.51
10/15/20208,570,000 shares $296.91 million +14.3%9.7%3.7 $34.65
9/30/20207,500,000 shares $261.83 million +6.7%9.4%3.3 $34.91

Institutional Investors Shorting Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Scientific Games. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC1,00026,200+2,520.0%$2,029.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.1,3000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC152,100146,300-3.8%$11,329.00
8/16/2021SG3 Management LLCN/A75,000N/A$5,808.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLCN/A35,700N/A$2,764.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC280-100.0%$0.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.76,60030,600-60.1%$2,370.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC17,90017,200-3.9%$1,336.00
8/6/2021HighTower Advisors LLC20020,000+9,900.0%$28.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP12,200600-95.1%$4.00

Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) Short Interest FAQ













Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scientific Games' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Scientific Games shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, traders have sold 9,760,000 shares of SGMS short. 10.73% of Scientific Games' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Scientific Games' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Scientific Games?

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. Scientific Games currently has a short interest ratio of 9.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Scientific Games

Which institutional investors are shorting Scientific Games?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Scientific Games: Walleye Trading LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, SG3 Management LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, Group One Trading L.P., Wolverine Trading LLC, HighTower Advisors LLC, and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Scientific Games?

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. 10.73% of Scientific Games' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Scientific Games' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Scientific Games saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 9,760,000 shares, an increase of 47.9% from the previous total of 6,600,000 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 Scientific Games' float size?

Scientific Games currently has issued a total of 96,370,000 shares. Some of Scientific Games' 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. Scientific Games currently has a public float of 90,950,000 shares.

How does Scientific Games' short interest compare to its competitors?

10.73% of Scientific Games' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "casinos & gaming" compare to Scientific Games: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (4.17%), Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (0.00%), MGM Resorts International (3.22%), Penn National Gaming, Inc. (10.16%), Wynn Resorts, Limited (8.79%), Churchill Downs Incorporated (2.96%), Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (2.47%), Boyd Gaming Co. (3.82%), International Game Technology PLC (3.71%), and Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (2.24%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: S&P Global Inc. ($7.35 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.68 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.48 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($3.73 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.10 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Match Group, Inc. ($2.83 billion), and DoorDash, Inc. ($2.54 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Scientific Games stock?

Short selling SGMS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Scientific Games as its price is falling. Scientific Games' stock is trading down $1.80 today. To short Scientific Games 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 Scientific Games 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 Scientific Games?

A short squeeze for Scientific Games 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 SGMS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Scientific Games' 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 SGMS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2021.



This page was last updated on 10/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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