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Virtu Financial (VIRT) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$23.02
+0.45 (+1.99%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

Virtu Financial Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
1,440,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
1,250,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+15.20%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$31.25 million
Short Interest Ratio
1.4 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
157,190,000 shares
Float Size
83,650,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
1.72%
Today's Trading Volume
806,259 shares
Average Trading Volume
971,374 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
83%
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VIRT Short Interest Over Time

VIRT Days to Cover Over Time

VIRT Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Virtu Financial Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/20241,440,000 shares $31.25 million +15.2%1.7%1.4 $21.70
4/15/20241,250,000 shares $25.81 million +2.5%1.5%1.1 $20.65
3/31/20241,220,000 shares $25.03 million -2.4%1.5%1.1 $20.52
3/15/20241,250,000 shares $24.14 million +1.6%1.5%1.2 $19.31
2/29/20241,230,000 shares $22.20 million -3.2%1.5%1.1 $18.05
2/15/20241,270,000 shares $21.37 million -15.3%1.5%1.2 $16.83
1/31/20241,500,000 shares $25.19 million -5.1%1.8%1.5 $16.79
1/15/20241,580,000 shares $30.15 million +12.1%1.9%1.8 $19.08
12/31/20231,410,000 shares $28.57 million -15.6%1.7%1.7 $20.26
12/15/20231,670,000 shares $34.54 million +10.6%2.0%2 $20.68
11/30/20231,510,000 shares $27.15 million +5.6%1.8%1.6 $17.98
11/15/20231,430,000 shares $25.44 million -23.5%1.7%1.7 $17.79
10/31/20231,870,000 shares $34.58 million -13.0%2.1%2.2 $18.49
10/15/20232,150,000 shares $38.72 million +8.0%2.4%2.5 $18.01
9/30/20231,990,000 shares $34.37 million +2.1%2.2%2.3 $17.27
9/15/20231,950,000 shares $33.38 million +6.0%2.2%2.1 $17.12
8/31/20231,840,000 shares $34.48 million -0.5%2.1%2.1 $18.74
8/15/20231,850,000 shares $34.67 million -2.1%2.1%2.1 $18.74
7/31/20231,890,000 shares $35.08 million +13.9%2.1%2 $18.56
7/15/20231,660,000 shares $29.48 million -5.1%1.8%1.7 $17.76
6/30/20231,750,000 shares $29.91 million +10.1%1.9%1.7 $17.09
6/15/20231,590,000 shares $29.56 million +31.4%1.8%1.5 $18.59
5/31/20231,210,000 shares $21.28 million -20.9%1.3%1.1 $17.59
5/15/20231,530,000 shares $27.45 million -15.9%1.6%1.2 $17.94
4/30/20231,820,000 shares $36.49 million -15.4%2.0%1.4 $20.05
4/15/20232,150,000 shares $41.30 million -1.8%2.2%1.6 $19.21
3/31/20232,190,000 shares $41.39 million -9.9%2.3%1.6 $18.90
3/15/20232,430,000 shares $43.21 million -14.4%2.5%1.8 $17.78
2/28/20232,840,000 shares $52.20 million -18.4%2.9%2.2 $18.38
2/15/20233,480,000 shares $71.48 million -8.7%3.6%2.8 $20.54
1/31/20233,810,000 shares $73.57 million -6.9%3.9%3.2 $19.31
1/15/20234,090,000 shares $82.37 million +1.0%4.2%4 $20.14
12/30/20224,050,000 shares $82.66 million +4.4%4.1%4.3 $20.41
12/15/20223,880,000 shares $77.64 million -4.7%4.0%3.9 $20.01
11/30/20224,070,000 shares $90.27 million +40.8%4.2%4.1 $22.18
11/15/20222,890,000 shares $64.53 million +1.1%3.0%2.8 $22.33
10/31/20222,860,000 shares $64.01 million +21.7%2.8%2.9 $22.38
10/15/20222,350,000 shares $50.48 million -2.5%2.3%2.3 $21.48
9/30/20222,410,000 shares $50.06 million +17.6%2.4%2.3 $20.77
9/15/20222,050,000 shares $45.84 million +17.8%2.1%1.9 $22.36
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8/31/20221,740,000 shares $39.95 million -33.6%1.8%1.6 $22.96
8/15/20222,620,000 shares $66.36 million -10.9%2.7%2.1 $25.33
7/31/20222,940,000 shares $68.59 million -14.3%2.9%2.1 $23.33
7/15/20223,430,000 shares $73.26 million +7.5%3.4%2.3 $21.36
6/30/20223,190,000 shares $74.68 million -11.6%3.2%2 $23.41
6/15/20223,610,000 shares $83.25 million +43.3%3.6%2.2 $23.06
5/31/20222,520,000 shares $65.85 million -2.7%2.5%1.7 $26.13
5/15/20222,590,000 shares $69.26 million +123.3%2.6%1.9 $26.74
4/30/20221,160,000 shares $33.50 million -12.8%1.1%0.9 $28.88
4/15/20221,330,000 shares $49.40 million -16.9%1.3%1.1 $37.14
3/31/20221,600,000 shares $59.55 million +8.1%1.5%1.3 $37.22
3/15/20221,480,000 shares $50.99 million -6.3%1.4%1.3 $34.45
2/28/20221,580,000 shares $55.43 million -35.8%1.5%1.4 $35.08
2/15/20222,460,000 shares $85.02 million -48.4%2.4%2.3 $34.56
1/31/20224,770,000 shares $147.54 million +3.5%4.4%4.8 $30.93
1/15/20224,610,000 shares $134.01 million +3.1%4.2%5.1 $29.07
12/31/20214,470,000 shares $128.87 million -18.7%4.1%5.4 $28.83
12/15/20215,500,000 shares $150.37 million +2.0%5.0%6.4 $27.34
11/30/20215,390,000 shares $151.89 million -1.5%5.0%5.8 $28.18
11/15/20215,470,000 shares $156.77 million -3.5%5.9%5.4 $28.66
10/29/20215,670,000 shares $141.07 million -1.7%6.2%5.2 $24.88
10/15/20215,770,000 shares $145.52 million +2.1%6.0%4.9 $25.22
9/30/20215,650,000 shares $138.03 million +6.6%5.9%4.5 $24.43
9/15/20215,300,000 shares $128.10 million -8.0%5.5%3.8 $24.17
8/31/20215,760,000 shares $141.00 million -7.8%6.0%4.1 $24.48
8/13/20216,250,000 shares $163 million +12.2%6.5%4.3 $26.08
7/30/20215,570,000 shares $143.37 million -4.1%5.9%3.7 $25.74
7/15/20215,810,000 shares $151.64 million +27.1%6.0%3.8 $26.10
6/30/20214,570,000 shares $126.27 million +9.3%4.7%3 $27.63
6/15/20214,180,000 shares $120.22 million -15.9%4.3%2.9 $28.76
5/28/20214,970,000 shares $151.34 million -6.4%5.1%3.5 $30.45
5/14/20215,310,000 shares $153.03 million +17.0%5.5%3.8 $28.82
4/30/20214,540,000 shares $136.02 million -1.9%4.6%2.9 $29.96
4/15/20214,630,000 shares $144.46 million +5.7%4.7%2.8 $31.20
3/31/20214,380,000 shares $134.03 million -14.6%4.4%2.6 $30.60
3/15/20215,130,000 shares $151.85 million +17.1%5.2%3.3 $29.60
2/26/20214,380,000 shares $123.43 million +33.1%4.4%3 $28.18
2/12/20213,290,000 shares $91.36 million +8.6%3.3%2.4 $27.77
1/29/20213,030,000 shares $81.66 million +22.2%3.1%2.5 $26.95
1/15/20212,480,000 shares $61.18 million +14.8%2.5%2.5 $24.67
12/31/20202,160,000 shares $53.63 million -10.7%2.2%2.2 $24.83
12/15/20202,420,000 shares $56.46 million -8.3%2.4%2.3 $23.33
11/30/20202,640,000 shares $60.43 million +6.9%2.7%2.1 $22.89
10/30/20203,210,000 shares $68.95 million -12.8%3.2%2.1 $21.48
10/15/20203,680,000 shares $84.24 million -6.1%3.7%2.4 $22.89
9/30/20203,920,000 shares $90.20 million +26.9%4.0%2.4 $23.01
9/15/20203,090,000 shares $81.39 million -18.0%3.1%1.9 $26.34
8/31/20203,770,000 shares $97.38 million +14.6%3.8%2.4 $25.83
8/14/20203,290,000 shares $78.86 million -7.6%3.3%2.3 $23.97
7/31/20203,560,000 shares $88.29 million -22.4%3.7%2.4 $24.80
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7/15/20204,590,000 shares $115.21 million -14.5%4.7%3.3 $25.10
6/30/20205,370,000 shares $126.73 million +3.1%5.5%4 $23.60
6/15/20205,210,000 shares $122.12 million -19.5%5.4%3.7 $23.44
5/29/20206,470,000 shares $154.31 million No Change6.7%4.3 $23.85
5/15/20206,470,000 shares $147.90 million +6.4%8.3%4.2 $22.86
4/30/20206,080,000 shares $143.73 million -14.5%N/A4.2 $23.64
4/15/20207,110,000 shares $171.71 million -5.0%9.2%4.8 $24.15
3/31/20207,480,000 shares $155.73 million -27.4%9.7%4.9 $20.82
3/13/202010,295,500 shares $246.78 million -13.0%16.1%5.1 $23.97
2/28/202011,830,000 shares $241.81 million -10.0%18.5%9.5 $20.44
2/14/202013,140,000 shares $311.94 million +1.6%17.5%12.5 $23.74
1/31/202012,930,000 shares $245.28 million -4.2%17.2%13 $18.97
1/15/202013,500,000 shares $234.77 million +15.1%17.9%14.4 $17.39
12/31/201911,730,000 shares $180.06 million -6.5%15.6%13.6 $15.35

VIRT Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Virtu Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Virtu Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of April 30th, traders have sold 1,440,000 shares of VIRT short. 1.72% of Virtu Financial's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Virtu Financial's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Virtu Financial?

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. VIRT shares currently have a short interest ratio of 1.0. Learn More on Virtu Financial's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Virtu Financial?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Virtu Financial: Walleye Trading LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., and Simplex Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Virtu Financial?

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. 1.72% of Virtu Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Virtu Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Virtu Financial saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,440,000 shares, an increase of 15.2% from the previous total of 1,250,000 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 Virtu Financial's float size?

Virtu Financial currently has issued a total of 157,190,000 shares. Some of Virtu Financial'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. Virtu Financial currently has a public float of 83,650,000 shares.

How does Virtu Financial's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.72% of Virtu Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to Virtu Financial: Piper Sandler Companies (0.81%), Freedom Holding Corp. (3.67%), Navient Co. (7.62%), WisdomTree, Inc. (9.14%), UP Fintech Holding Limited (1.91%), MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (2.91%), Stifel Financial Corp. (1.75%), SEI Investments (1.65%), Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (1.28%), Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (4.57%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.98 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.35 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.06 billion), General Motors ($2.88 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.32 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.27 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.18 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.52 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Virtu Financial stock?

Short selling VIRT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Virtu Financial as its price is falling. VIRT shares are trading up $0.45 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 Virtu Financial?

A short squeeze for Virtu Financial 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 VIRT, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Virtu Financial'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 VIRT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2024.



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This page (NASDAQ:VIRT) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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