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Best Buy (BBY) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$90.40
-1.97 (-2.13%)
(As of 06/21/2024 ET)

Best Buy Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
14,140,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
15,760,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-10.28%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.20 billion
Short Interest Ratio
4.4 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
May 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
215,710,000 shares
Float Size
196,460,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
7.20%
Today's Trading Volume
7,165,835 shares
Average Trading Volume
4,370,196 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
164%
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BBY Short Interest Over Time

BBY Days to Cover Over Time

BBY Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Best Buy Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
5/31/202414,140,000 shares $1.20 billion -10.3%7.2%4.4 $84.82
5/15/202415,760,000 shares $1.16 billion -2.4%8.1%5.3 $73.34
4/30/202416,150,000 shares $1.19 billion +1.5%8.3%5.5 $73.61
4/15/202415,910,000 shares $1.21 billion +8.1%8.2%5.1 $76.29
3/31/202414,720,000 shares $1.21 billion -6.5%7.6%4.8 $82.03
3/15/202415,740,000 shares $1.23 billion -5.0%8.2%5.2 $78.04
2/29/202416,560,000 shares $1.34 billion -6.0%8.6%5.7 $80.85
2/15/202417,610,000 shares $1.31 billion +9.9%9.2%6.5 $74.67
1/31/202416,020,000 shares $1.16 billion +17.4%8.4%5.3 $72.48
1/15/202413,650,000 shares $1.01 billion +8.7%7.1%4.8 $73.86
12/31/202312,560,000 shares $983.20 million -2.9%6.5%4.5 $78.28
12/15/202312,940,000 shares $1.00 billion -4.6%6.7%4.7 $77.32
11/30/202313,570,000 shares $962.66 million -1.4%7.1%5.3 $70.94
11/15/202313,760,000 shares $947.79 million +7.8%7.1%5.4 $68.88
10/31/202312,760,000 shares $852.62 million +17.7%6.6%5.7 $66.82
10/15/202310,840,000 shares $753.27 million +3.8%5.6%5 $69.49
9/30/202310,440,000 shares $725.27 million -1.9%5.4%4.9 $69.47
9/15/202310,640,000 shares $770.23 million +6.0%5.5%4.9 $72.39
8/31/202310,040,000 shares $767.56 million -6.3%5.2%4.4 $76.45
8/15/202310,720,000 shares $841.31 million +13.0%5.5%4.6 $78.48
7/31/20239,490,000 shares $788.24 million -3.0%4.9%4 $83.06
7/15/20239,780,000 shares $784.65 million +1.5%5.0%4.2 $80.23
6/30/20239,640,000 shares $790.00 million -3.4%5.0%4.1 $81.95
6/15/20239,980,000 shares $788.22 million -1.4%5.2%4.3 $78.98
5/31/202310,120,000 shares $735.42 million -11.0%5.2%4.1 $72.67
5/15/202311,370,000 shares $826.60 million -2.3%5.9%4.8 $72.70
4/30/202311,640,000 shares $867.41 million +11.8%6.0%5.2 $74.52
4/15/202310,410,000 shares $763.89 million -7.6%5.4%4.4 $73.38
3/31/202311,270,000 shares $882.10 million -7.5%5.8%4.7 $78.27
3/15/202312,180,000 shares $920.20 million +3.8%6.3%5.2 $75.55
2/28/202311,730,000 shares $974.88 million +2.1%6.0%4.9 $83.11
2/15/202311,490,000 shares $1.02 billion +2.9%5.8%4.2 $88.95
1/31/202311,170,000 shares $991.00 million +3.7%5.7%3.9 $88.72
1/15/202310,770,000 shares $923.85 million +7.1%5.5%3.6 $85.78
12/30/202210,060,000 shares $806.91 million +8.6%5.1%3.4 $80.21
12/15/20229,260,000 shares $748.02 million +2.2%4.7%3 $80.78
11/30/20229,060,000 shares $772.82 million +32.5%4.6%3 $85.30
11/15/20226,840,000 shares $517.10 million -3.0%3.4%2.2 $75.60
10/31/20227,050,000 shares $482.29 million -5.5%3.5%2.6 $68.41
10/15/20227,460,000 shares $472.59 million -20.3%3.7%2.7 $63.35
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9/30/20229,360,000 shares $592.86 million -3.6%4.7%3.4 $63.34
9/15/20229,710,000 shares $703.20 million -3.2%4.9%3.4 $72.42
8/31/202210,030,000 shares $709.02 million -11.6%5.0%3.2 $70.69
8/15/202211,340,000 shares $922.28 million -5.6%5.7%3.3 $81.33
7/31/202212,010,000 shares $924.65 million -0.1%6.0%3.3 $76.99
7/15/202212,020,000 shares $871.09 million -0.1%6.0%3.5 $72.47
6/30/202212,030,000 shares $784.24 million -17.8%6.0%3.5 $65.19
6/15/202214,640,000 shares $1.05 billion +4.7%7.3%4.3 $71.76
5/31/202213,980,000 shares $1.15 billion +2.0%7.0%4.3 $82.06
5/15/202213,710,000 shares $1.18 billion +0.4%6.9%4.2 $86.36
4/30/202213,660,000 shares $1.23 billion +1.5%6.9%4.7 $89.93
4/15/202213,460,000 shares $1.26 billion +4.4%6.8%4.5 $93.84
3/31/202212,890,000 shares $1.17 billion -1.4%6.4%4 $90.90
3/15/202213,070,000 shares $1.29 billion +0.9%6.1%4.1 $99.06
2/28/202212,950,000 shares $1.25 billion -4.6%6.0%3.9 $96.64
2/15/202213,570,000 shares $1.39 billion +10.2%6.3%4.1 $102.19
1/31/202212,320,000 shares $1.22 billion +19.3%5.7%3.8 $99.28
1/15/202210,330,000 shares $1.03 billion +8.9%4.8%3.2 $100.04
12/31/20219,490,000 shares $964.18 million -4.2%4.4%3.1 $101.60
12/15/20219,910,000 shares $1.02 billion +5.4%4.6%3.3 $102.49
11/30/20219,400,000 shares $1.00 billion +7.4%4.4%3.5 $106.86
11/15/20218,750,000 shares $1.16 billion +8.0%4.0%3.5 $132.36
10/29/20218,100,000 shares $990.14 million +0.3%3.7%3.4 $122.24
10/15/20218,080,000 shares $918.21 million -3.9%3.7%3.6 $113.64
9/30/20218,410,000 shares $889.02 million -8.9%3.8%3.8 $105.71
9/15/20219,230,000 shares $1.01 billion -11.5%4.2%4.4 $109.27
8/31/202110,430,000 shares $1.22 billion -4.0%4.7%4.7 $116.51
8/13/202110,860,000 shares $1.24 billion +13.5%4.8%5.1 $113.78
7/30/20219,570,000 shares $1.08 billion +3.9%4.3%4.5 $112.35
7/15/20219,210,000 shares $1.03 billion +11.6%4.1%4.2 $112.00
6/30/20218,250,000 shares $948.59 million +12.1%3.7%3.7 $114.98
6/15/20217,360,000 shares $833.59 million -4.3%3.3%3.3 $113.26
5/28/20217,690,000 shares $893.89 million -12.4%3.4%3.2 $116.24
5/14/20218,780,000 shares $1.04 billion +2.2%3.9%3.4 $119.00
4/30/20218,590,000 shares $1.02 billion +4.9%3.8%3.3 $118.29
4/15/20218,190,000 shares $984.19 million +4.7%3.7%3.1 $120.17
3/31/20217,820,000 shares $904.93 million -4.3%3.5%2.8 $115.72
3/15/20218,170,000 shares $906.79 million +28.3%3.6%2.8 $110.99
2/26/20216,370,000 shares $655.73 million -3.3%2.7%2.1 $102.94
2/12/20216,590,000 shares $788.10 million +9.5%2.9%2.2 $119.59
1/29/20216,020,000 shares $676.11 million -3.4%2.6%1.9 $112.31
1/15/20216,230,000 shares $709.72 million -1.3%2.7%2 $113.92
12/31/20206,310,000 shares $639.71 million +17.9%2.7%2 $101.38
12/15/20205,350,000 shares $541.85 million +4.1%2.3%1.8 $101.28
11/30/20205,140,000 shares $578.92 million +1.0%2.2%1.9 $112.63
11/15/20205,090,000 shares $581.79 million -6.4%2.2%2 $114.30
10/30/20205,440,000 shares $610.80 million +18.8%2.4%2.3 $112.28
10/15/20204,580,000 shares $542.46 million -13.8%2.0%2 $118.44
9/30/20205,310,000 shares $590.95 million -2.2%2.3%2.2 $111.29
9/15/20205,430,000 shares $586.22 million -0.6%2.4%2.2 $107.96
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8/31/20205,460,000 shares $605.57 million -11.1%2.4%2 $110.91
8/14/20206,140,000 shares $672.27 million +4.6%2.7%2.3 $109.49
7/31/20205,870,000 shares $584.59 million -8.7%2.6%2.2 $99.59
7/15/20206,430,000 shares $568.54 million -15.7%2.8%2.3 $88.42
6/30/20207,630,000 shares $665.87 million +6.4%3.3%2.7 $87.27
6/15/20207,170,000 shares $573.67 million +17.4%3.1%2.5 $80.01
5/29/20206,110,000 shares $477.13 million -5.3%2.7%1.9 $78.09
5/15/20206,450,000 shares $507.03 million -7.7%2.8%2 $78.61
4/30/20206,990,000 shares $536.34 million -2.2%3.1%2.4 $76.73
4/15/20207,150,000 shares $463.03 million +51.8%3.1%2.5 $64.76
3/31/20204,710,000 shares $338.55 million -31.4%2.1%1.6 $71.88
3/13/20206,870,100 shares $453.36 million +25.1%3.1%2.9 $65.99
2/28/20205,490,000 shares $278.29 million -8.8%2.4%2.3 $50.69
2/14/20206,020,000 shares $422.12 million -9.5%2.6%2.3 $70.12
1/31/20206,650,000 shares $546.50 million -17.4%2.9%2.5 $82.18
1/15/20208,050,000 shares $723.61 million +5.4%3.5%3.1 $89.89
12/31/20197,640,000 shares $683.32 million -13.3%3.3%3 $89.44
7/31/20198,150,100 shares $545.08 million +1.8%3.5%2.9 $66.88

BBY Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Best Buy's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Best Buy shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of May 31st, traders have sold 14,140,000 shares of BBY short. 7.20% of Best Buy's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Best Buy's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Best Buy?

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. BBY shares currently have a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on Best Buy's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Best Buy?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Best Buy: Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, Capital Markets Trading UK LLP, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Banco BTG Pactual S.A., Twin Tree Management LP, BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Portman Square Capital LLP, and IMC Chicago LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Best Buy?

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. 7.20% of Best Buy's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Best Buy's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Best Buy saw a decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 14,140,000 shares, a decline of 10.3% from the previous total of 15,760,000 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 Best Buy's float size?

Best Buy currently has issued a total of 215,710,000 shares. Some of Best Buy'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. Best Buy currently has a public float of 196,460,000 shares.

How does Best Buy's short interest compare to its competitors?

7.20% of Best Buy's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to Best Buy: GameStop Corp. (13.25%), Conn's, Inc. (13.34%), ICZOOM Group Inc. (2.26%), MercadoLibre, Inc. (1.16%), CVS Health Co. (1.42%), Target Co. (1.72%), O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (1.70%), AutoZone, Inc. (2.66%), Ross Stores, Inc. (1.38%), JD.com, Inc. (2.38%),

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. ($4.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.54 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.11 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.88 billion), General Motors ($2.62 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.34 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.25 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.12 billion), Dell Technologies Inc. ($1.89 billion), and Enphase Energy, Inc. ($1.72 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Best Buy stock?

Short selling BBY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Best Buy as its price is falling. BBY shares are trading down $1.97 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 Best Buy?

A short squeeze for Best Buy 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 BBY, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Best Buy'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 BBY, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is May, 31 2024.



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This page (NYSE:BBY) was last updated on 6/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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