United Airlines Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.80 (-1.41 %)
(As of 04/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $56.12
50-Day Range
MA: $56.38
52-Week Range
Now: $56.12
Volume12.04 million shs
Average Volume15.92 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.16 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume12,250,000 shares
Previous Short Volume14,180,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-13.61%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$687.96 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.8
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares256,920,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted3.79%
Today's Trading Volume12,040,536 shares
Average Trading Volume15,923,627 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-24.39%

Short Interest Over Time

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/202112,250,000 shares $687.96 million -13.6%N/A0.8 $56.16
3/15/202114,180,000 shares $805.85 million -0.5%N/A0.9 $56.83
2/26/202114,250,000 shares $768.36 million +3.2%N/A0.9 $53.92
2/12/202113,810,000 shares $727.51 million -15.6%N/A0.8 $52.68
1/29/202116,370,000 shares $716.68 million +21.2%N/A0.9 $43.78
1/15/202113,510,000 shares $574.85 million -1.8%N/A0.7 $42.55
12/31/202014,190,000 shares $605.91 million -9.0%N/A0.7 $42.70
12/15/202014,190,000 shares $615.85 million -9.0%N/A0.7 $43.40
11/30/202015,600,000 shares $697.94 million +1.8%N/A0.7 $44.74
10/30/202017,050,000 shares $664.78 million -12.3%N/A0.7 $38.99
10/15/202019,430,000 shares $663.92 million +0.1%N/A0.7 $34.17
9/30/202019,410,000 shares $684.40 million -4.0%N/A0.5 $35.26
9/15/202020,220,000 shares $691.52 million -12.5%N/A0.5 $34.20
8/31/202023,120,000 shares $838.56 million -7.9%N/A0.5 $36.27
8/14/202025,100,000 shares $903.85 million -5.2%N/A0.4 $36.01
7/31/202026,470,000 shares $921.42 million -15.1%N/A0.4 $34.81
7/15/202031,190,000 shares $978.74 million +21.3%N/A0.5 $31.38
6/30/202025,710,000 shares $845.34 million -3.2%N/A0.4 $32.88
6/15/202026,560,000 shares $913.66 million -1.4%N/A0.5 $34.40
5/29/202026,940,000 shares $890.91 million -24.7%N/A0.6 $33.07
5/15/202035,760,000 shares $1.00 billion +53.2%N/A1 $28.04
4/30/202023,340,000 shares $716.30 million +4.1%N/A0.9 $30.69
4/15/202022,430,000 shares $537.65 million +12.6%9.1%1.1 $23.97
3/31/202019,920,000 shares $509.16 million +6.3%8.1%1.4 $25.56
3/13/202018,731,600 shares $590.05 million +40.0%7.6%1.5 $31.50

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is United Airlines' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of United Airlines shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of March 31st, traders have sold 12,250,000 shares of UAL short.

What is a good short interest ratio for United Airlines?

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. United Airlines currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

Is United Airlines' short interest increasing or decreasing?

United Airlines saw a drop in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 12,250,000 shares, a drop of 13.6% from the previous total of 14,180,000 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 United Airlines' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of United Airlines' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "air transportation, scheduled" compare to United Airlines: Southwest Airlines Co. (0.00%), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (1.99%), Ryanair Holdings plc (0.00%), American Airlines Group Inc. (0.00%), China Southern Airlines Company Limited (0.00%), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (0.00%), Azul S.A. (0.00%), Deutsche Lufthansa AG (0.00%), China Eastern Airlines Co. Limited (0.00%), and Air Canada (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: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short United Airlines stock?

Short selling UAL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from United Airlines as its price is falling. United Airlines' stock is trading down $0.80 today. To short United Airlines 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 United Airlines 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 United Airlines?

A short squeeze for United Airlines 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 UAL, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is United Airlines' 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 UAL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/16/2021 by Staff
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