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Wintrust Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-3.29 (-4.28 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $73.66
50-Day Range
MA: $66.78
52-Week Range
Now: $73.66
Volume773,926 shs
Average Volume438,506 shs
Market Capitalization$4.25 billion
P/E Ratio16.33
Dividend Yield1.61%

Short Interest

Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume952,800 shares
Previous Short Volume885,900 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+7.55%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$70.18 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares56,260,000 shares
Float Size55,890,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.70%
Today's Trading Volume773,926 shares
Average Trading Volume438,506 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average76.49%

Short Interest Over Time

Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/2021952,800 shares $70.18 million +7.6%1.7%2.3 $73.66
1/29/2021885,900 shares $60.26 million -11.4%1.6%2.1 $68.02
1/15/2021999,400 shares $62.26 million -15.3%1.8%2.3 $62.30
12/31/20201,580,000 shares $103.60 million -12.2%N/A3.8 $65.57
12/15/20201,580,000 shares $96.30 million -12.2%N/A3.8 $60.95
11/30/20201,800,000 shares $109.49 million +22.5%N/A4.2 $60.83
10/30/20201,710,000 shares $89.81 million +30.5%N/A4.8 $52.52
10/15/20201,310,000 shares $61.35 million +8.3%N/A3.8 $46.83
9/30/20201,210,000 shares $57.58 million +14.2%N/A3.7 $47.59
9/15/20201,060,000 shares $40.98 million +5.0%N/A3.2 $38.66
8/31/20201,010,000 shares $41.83 million -1.0%N/A3 $41.42
8/14/20201,020,000 shares $44.31 million -13.6%N/A2.3 $43.44
7/31/20201,180,000 shares $53.74 million -4.8%N/A2.3 $45.54
7/15/20201,240,000 shares $53.07 million -12.7%N/A2.2 $42.80
6/30/20201,420,000 shares $63.40 million +10.9%N/A2.2 $44.65
6/15/20201,280,000 shares $53.35 million -52.1%N/A1.7 $41.68
5/29/20202,670,000 shares $112.25 million +58.0%N/A3.2 $42.04
5/15/20201,690,000 shares $71.59 million +9.0%N/A2.1 $42.36
4/30/20201,550,000 shares $71.75 million +3.3%N/A2.2 $46.29
4/15/20201,500,000 shares $54.18 million -3.9%N/A2.2 $36.12
3/31/20201,560,000 shares $56.18 million +72.3%N/A2.5 $36.01
3/13/2020905,600 shares $36.10 million -7.5%N/A1.5 $39.86
2/28/2020978,600 shares $28.99 million +3.3%N/A2.6 $29.62
2/14/2020947,800 shares $40.44 million -8.0%N/A2.7 $42.67
1/31/20201,030,000 shares $59.62 million +11.6%N/A2.8 $57.88

Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Wintrust Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Wintrust Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, investors have sold 952,800 shares of WTFC short. 1.70% of Wintrust Financial's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Wintrust 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. Wintrust Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Wintrust 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. 1.70% of Wintrust Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Wintrust Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Wintrust Financial saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 952,800 shares, an increase of 7.6% from the previous total of 885,900 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 Wintrust Financial's float size?

Wintrust Financial currently has issued a total of 57,636,000 shares. Some of Wintrust 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. Wintrust Financial currently has a public float of 55,890,000 shares.

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

1.70% of Wintrust Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "regional banks" compare to Wintrust Financial: Truist Financial Co. (0.97%), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (1.35%), First Republic Bank (0.00%), SVB Financial Group (0.00%), Fifth Third Bancorp (1.40%), Regions Financial Co. (2.68%), KeyCorp (1.38%), M&T Bank Co. (1.59%), Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (4.08%), and Signature Bank (3.75%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Wintrust Financial stock?

Short selling WTFC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Wintrust Financial as its price is falling. Wintrust Financial's stock is trading down $3.29 today. To short Wintrust Financial 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 Wintrust Financial 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 Wintrust Financial?

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

How often is Wintrust 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 WTFC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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