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NASDAQ:WLTW

Willis Towers Watson Public Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$205.69
+0.19 (+0.09 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 10:15 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$203.37
Now: $205.69
$206.72
50-Day Range
$199.23
MA: $207.96
$214.49
52-Week Range
$143.34
Now: $205.69
$220.97
Volume1,933 shs
Average Volume1.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.51 billion
P/E Ratio26.30
Dividend Yield1.39%
Beta0.71

Short Interest

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WLTW) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:8,280,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:7,600,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+8.95%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.65 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:9.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:129,240,000 shares
Float Size:128,070,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:6.47%
Today's Trading Volume:1,933 shares
Average Trading Volume:1,252,935 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-99.85%



Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WLTW) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/20208,280,000 $1.65 billion 9.0%6.5%9$199.23
12/15/20208,280,000 $1.67 billion 9.0%6.5%9$202.00
11/30/20207,600,000 $1.56 billion 18.8%5.9%9$204.89
10/30/20206,440,000 $1.33 billion 20.4%5.0%7.7$206.81
10/15/20205,350,000 $1.07 billion 71.5%4.2%6.7$200.44
9/30/20203,120,000 $663.16 million -15.7%2.4%4.1$212.55
9/15/20203,700,000 $735.08 million -1.6%2.9%4.9$198.67
8/31/20203,760,000 $780.09 million 38.8%2.9%5.1$207.47
8/14/20202,710,000 $564.68 million 1.9%2.1%3.7$208.37
7/31/20202,660,000 $539.63 million -10.1%2.1%3.7$202.87
7/15/20202,960,000 $621.63 million 5.0%2.3%3.6$210.01
6/30/20202,820,000 $596.49 million -17.8%2.2%3.2$211.52
6/15/20203,430,000 $671.66 million -3.4%2.7%3.3$195.82
5/29/20203,550,000 $677.52 million 13.1%2.8%2.8$190.85
5/15/20203,140,000 $637.11 million -6.8%2.5%2.4$202.90
4/30/20203,370,000 $689.37 million 50.5%2.6%2.7$204.56
4/15/20202,240,000 $448 million 15.5%1.8%1.9$200.00
3/31/20201,940,000 $343.81 million 51.3%1.5%1.7$177.22
3/13/20201,282,000 $251.30 million -1.4%1.0%0.8$196.02
2/28/20201,300,000 $191.83 million 3.2%1.0%1.8$147.56
2/14/20201,260,000 $236.46 million -13.1%1.0%2.1$187.67
1/31/20201,450,000 $296.44 million 23.9%1.1%2.5$204.44
1/15/20201,170,000 $249.19 million -10.0%0.9%2.1$212.98
12/31/20191,300,000 $271.71 million 18.2%1.0%2.4$209.01
8/15/2019901,500 $173.09 million -2.6%0.7%1.8$192.00

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WLTW) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Willis Towers Watson Public's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Willis Towers Watson Public shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of December 31st, traders have sold 8,280,000 shares of WLTW short. 6.47% of Willis Towers Watson Public's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Willis Towers Watson Public?

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. Willis Towers Watson Public currently has a short interest ratio of 9.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Willis Towers Watson Public?

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. 6.47% of Willis Towers Watson Public's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Willis Towers Watson Public's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Willis Towers Watson Public saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 8,280,000 shares, an increase of 8.9% from the previous total of 7,600,000 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 Willis Towers Watson Public's float size?

Willis Towers Watson Public currently has issued a total of 128,905,000 shares. Some of Willis Towers Watson Public'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. Willis Towers Watson Public currently has a public float of 128,070,000 shares.

How does Willis Towers Watson Public's short interest compare to its competitors?

6.47% of Willis Towers Watson Public's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "insurance agents, brokers, & service" compare to Willis Towers Watson Public: Allianz SE (0.00%), Kering SA (0.00%), Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (0.73%), Aon Plc (9.36%), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (0.00%), Brown & Brown, Inc. (1.27%), Equitable Holdings, Inc. (4.20%), Erie Indemnity (3.21%), Goosehead Insurance, Inc (0.00%), and Ashmore Group PLC (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: Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Willis Towers Watson Public stock?

Short selling WLTW is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Willis Towers Watson Public as its price is falling. Willis Towers Watson Public's stock is trading up $0.19 today. To short Willis Towers Watson Public 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 Willis Towers Watson Public 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 Willis Towers Watson Public?

A short squeeze for Willis Towers Watson Public 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 WLTW, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Willis Towers Watson Public'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 WLTW, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.


This page was last updated on 1/15/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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