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DOW   31,490.07
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Petco Health and Wellness Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-2.85 (-14.83%)
(As of 05/18/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
13.80 million shs
Average Volume
2.08 million shs
Market Capitalization
$3.72 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ:WOOF) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$375.76 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April, 30 2022
Outstanding Shares
Float Size
Short Percent of Float
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ:WOOF) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/202219,510,000 shares $375.76 million -7.0%13.0%10.8 $19.26
4/15/202220,980,000 shares $458.20 million +1.4%13.9%12.3 $21.84
3/31/202220,700,000 shares $405.10 million -1.0%13.8%11.5 $19.57
3/15/202220,910,000 shares $394.78 million +6.9%13.9%11.3 $18.88
2/28/202219,560,000 shares $342.69 million +10.8%13.0%10.6 $17.52
2/15/202217,660,000 shares $347.90 million -1.2%11.8%9.6 $19.70
1/31/202217,870,000 shares $335.06 million +18.0%11.9%8.6 $18.75
1/15/202215,150,000 shares $279.82 million +8.5%10.1%7.4 $18.47
12/31/202113,960,000 shares $276.27 million +6.1%9.3%7.2 $19.79
12/15/202113,160,000 shares $248.07 million +6.7%8.8%7.5 $18.85
11/30/202112,340,000 shares $236.56 million -5.4%8.2%7 $19.17
11/15/202113,040,000 shares $321.31 million -16.5%8.7%7.6 $24.64
10/29/202115,620,000 shares $386.28 million -8.3%10.4%9.4 $24.73
10/15/202117,040,000 shares $381.01 million -0.7%11.4%10.5 $22.36
9/30/202117,160,000 shares $362.08 million +4.6%11.5%9.9 $21.10
9/15/202116,400,000 shares $367.36 million +5.3%10.9%8.5 $22.40
8/31/202115,570,000 shares $335.22 million +12.5%10.4%4.7 $21.53
8/13/202113,840,000 shares $271.82 million No Change9.2%3.6 $19.64

Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ:WOOF) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Petco Health and Wellness' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Petco Health and Wellness shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, investors have sold 19,510,000 shares of WOOF short. 12.98% of Petco Health and Wellness' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Petco Health and Wellness' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Petco Health and Wellness?

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. Petco Health and Wellness currently has a short interest ratio of 11.0. Learn More on Petco Health and Wellness's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Petco Health and Wellness?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Petco Health and Wellness: Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., PEAK6 Investments LLC, Group One Trading L.P., Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Belvedere Trading LLC, Cutler Group LP, Simplex Trading LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, and Walleye Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Petco Health and Wellness?

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. 12.98% of Petco Health and Wellness' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Petco Health and Wellness' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Petco Health and Wellness saw a drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 19,510,000 shares, a drop of 7.0% from the previous total of 20,980,000 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 Petco Health and Wellness' float size?

Petco Health and Wellness currently has issued a total of 227,477,000 shares. Some of Petco Health and Wellness' 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. Petco Health and Wellness currently has a public float of 150,320,000 shares.

How does Petco Health and Wellness' short interest compare to its competitors?

12.98% of Petco Health and Wellness' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "health care facilities" compare to Petco Health and Wellness: HCA Healthcare, Inc. (1.92%), Alcon Inc. (1.78%), Universal Health Services, Inc. (3.68%), Tenet Healthcare Co. (0.00%), Encompass Health Co. (2.72%), Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (4.04%), The Ensign Group, Inc. (3.30%), Select Medical Holdings Co. (5.41%), U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (4.98%), and National HealthCare Co. (1.54%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($4.31 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.24 billion), Lucid Group, Inc. ($2.25 billion), HP Inc. ($2.22 billion), GameStop Corp. ($1.69 billion), Carnival Co. & plc ($1.66 billion), Snap Inc. ($1.64 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($1.63 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.60 billion), and Upstart Holdings, Inc. ($1.53 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Petco Health and Wellness stock?

Short selling WOOF is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Petco Health and Wellness as its price is falling. Petco Health and Wellness' stock is trading down $2.85 today. To short Petco Health and Wellness 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 Petco Health and Wellness 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 Petco Health and Wellness?

A short squeeze for Petco Health and Wellness 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 WOOF, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Petco Health and Wellness' 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 WOOF, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2022.

This page was last updated on 5/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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