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NASDAQ:VIAC

ViacomCBS Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$29.84
+0.31 (+1.05 %)
(As of 09/28/2020 05:20 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$29.57
Now: $29.84
$30.19
50-Day Range
$26.21
MA: $28.11
$30.68
52-Week Range
$10.10
Now: $29.84
$43.04
Volume9.32 million shs
Average Volume12.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.38 billion
P/E Ratio14.56
Dividend Yield3.25%
Beta1.85

Short Interest

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:101,980,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:94,800,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+7.57%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$3.01 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:10.0
Last Record Date:September, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:616,038,000 shares
Float Size:540,310,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:18.87%
Today's Trading Volume:9,322,332 shares
Average Trading Volume:12,395,362 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-24.79%



ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/15/2020101,980,000 $3.01 billion 7.6%18.9%10.2$29.53
8/31/202094,800,000 $2.81 billion 5.6%17.6%8.5$29.64
8/14/202089,780,000 $2.49 billion 14.0%16.6%7.4$27.70
7/31/202078,780,000 $2.13 billion 2.4%14.6%6.1$27.06
7/15/202076,950,000 $2.01 billion 0.7%14.3%5.6$26.07
6/30/202076,420,000 $1.89 billion 24.4%14.2%5.5$24.75
6/15/202061,430,000 $1.47 billion 8.0%11.4%4.1$23.92
5/29/202056,860,000 $1.34 billion 0.3%10.5%3.8$23.58
5/15/202056,680,000 $1.18 billion 28.1%10.5%3.6$20.74
4/30/202044,250,000 $973.94 million 9.6%8.2%2.9$22.01
4/15/202040,370,000 $728.27 million 8.4%7.5%2.8$18.04
3/31/202037,250,000 $582.22 million 6.2%6.9%2.7$15.63
3/13/202035,060,600 $580.60 million 7.7%6.5%2.2$16.56
2/28/202032,560,000 $367.28 million 22.0%6.1%3.3$11.28
2/14/202026,700,000 $548.15 million 2.0%5.0%3.1$20.53
1/31/202026,170,000 $639.59 million 9.4%4.9%3.7$24.44
1/15/202023,930,000 $836.83 million -14.6%4.5%3.6$34.97
12/31/201928,030,000 $1.00 billion 0.0%5.4%4.4$35.79

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is ViacomCBS's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of ViacomCBS shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of September 15th, investors have sold 101,980,000 shares of VIAC short. 18.87% of ViacomCBS's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for ViacomCBS?

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. ViacomCBS currently has a short interest ratio of 10.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for ViacomCBS?

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. 18.87% of ViacomCBS's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is ViacomCBS's short interest increasing or decreasing?

ViacomCBS saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 101,980,000 shares, an increase of 7.6% from the previous total of 94,800,000 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 ViacomCBS's float size?

ViacomCBS currently has issued a total of 616,038,000 shares. Some of ViacomCBS'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. ViacomCBS currently has a public float of 540,310,000 shares.

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

18.87% of ViacomCBS's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "television broadcasting stations" compare to ViacomCBS: Fox Corp (1.90%), Fox Corp (10.16%), Liberty Media Formula One Series C (4.31%), Liberty Media Formula One Series B (0.00%), Liberty Media Formula One Series A (2.73%), Nexstar Media Group Inc (7.72%), Grupo Televisa SAB (0.00%), PROSIEBENSAT 1/ADR (0.00%), TEGNA Inc. (0.00%), and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (14.09%).

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 ($5.17 billion), Aon PLC ($3.57 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.01 billion), Clorox Co ($2.91 billion), Charles Schwab Co. ($2.80 billion), Mercadolibre Inc ($2.33 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.14 billion), Kroger Co ($1.99 billion), Moderna Inc ($1.96 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.80 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short ViacomCBS stock?

Short selling VIAC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from ViacomCBS as its price is falling. ViacomCBS's stock is trading up $0.31 today. To short ViacomCBS 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 ViacomCBS 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 ViacomCBS?

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

How often is ViacomCBS'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 VIAC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 15 2020.


This page was last updated on 9/28/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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