S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14
S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14
S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14
S&P 500   3,923.68
DOW   31,490.07
QQQ   291.14

Best Buy Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-8.88 (-10.51%)
(As of 05/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
9.37 million shs
Average Volume
2.28 million shs
Market Capitalization
$17.01 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.23 billion
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

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
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

Best Buy (NYSE: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 April 30th, investors have sold 13,660,000 shares of BBY short. 6.85% 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. Best Buy currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0. 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: BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Point72 Hong Kong Ltd, Royal Bank of Canada, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Candlestick Capital Management LP, UBS Group AG, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Verition Fund Management LLC, Muzinich & Co. Inc., HAP Trading LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., Citigroup Inc., Group One Trading L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Simplex Trading LLC, Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., IMC Chicago LLC, Cutler Group LP, 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 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. 6.85% of Best Buy's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Best Buy's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Best Buy saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 13,660,000 shares, an increase of 1.5% from the previous total of 13,460,000 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 224,970,000 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 199,490,000 shares.

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

6.85% of Best Buy's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Best Buy: Prosus (0.00%), JD.com, Inc. (2.38%), Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (0.00%), Wal-Mart de México, S.A.B. de C.V. (0.00%), The TJX Companies, Inc. (0.67%), Kering SA (0.00%), Dollar General Co. (2.25%), Pinduoduo Inc. (0.00%), ITOCHU Co. (0.00%), and O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (1.25%).

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 Best Buy stock?

Short selling BBY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Best Buy as its price is falling. Best Buy's stock is trading down $8.88 today. To short Best Buy 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 Best Buy 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 April, 30 2022.

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


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