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NASDAQ:VIA

Viacom Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

Notice: This company has been marked as potentially delisted and may not be actively trading.
$26.11
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(As of 12/4/2019)
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Today's Range
$25.69
Now: $26.11
$26.87
50-Day Range
$26.11
MA: $26.11
$26.11
52-Week Range
$23.18
Now: $26.11
$37.54
Volume507,175 shs
Average Volume57,503 shs
Market Capitalization$10.53 billion
P/E Ratio6.43
Dividend Yield3.06%
Beta1.35

Short Interest

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:501,700 shares
Previous Short Volume:467,100 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+7.41%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$13.04 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:7.0
Last Record Date:November, 15 2019
Outstanding Shares:49,430,000 shares
Float Size:9,910,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:5.06%
Today's Trading Volume:507,175 shares
Average Trading Volume:57,503 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:782.00%



Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
11/15/2019501,700 $13.04 million 7.4%5.1%6.6$26.00

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Viacom's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Viacom shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of November 15th, traders have sold 501,700 shares of VIA short. 5.06% of Viacom's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Viacom?

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. Viacom currently has a short interest ratio of 7.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Viacom?

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. 5.06% of Viacom's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Viacom's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Viacom saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 501,700 shares, an increase of 7.4% from the previous total of 467,100 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 Viacom's float size?

Viacom currently has issued a total of 403,406,000 shares. Some of Viacom'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. Viacom currently has a public float of 9,910,000 shares.

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: RingCentral, Inc. ($862.50 million), Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ($637.88 million), Immunomedics, Inc. ($563.17 million), Viacom, Inc. ($483.52 million), Glaukos Co. ($461.75 million), QTS Realty Trust, Inc. ($419.87 million), Smartsheet Inc ($418.21 million), Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ($393.42 million), Premier, Inc. ($342.60 million), and ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. ($280.25 million). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Viacom stock?

Short selling VIA is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Viacom as its price is falling. To short Viacom 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 Viacom 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 Viacom?

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

How often is Viacom'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 VIA, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is November, 15 2019.


This page was last updated on 11/23/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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