S&P 500   4,023.89
DOW   32,196.66
QQQ   301.94
S&P 500   4,023.89
DOW   32,196.66
QQQ   301.94
S&P 500   4,023.89
DOW   32,196.66
QQQ   301.94
S&P 500   4,023.89
DOW   32,196.66
QQQ   301.94

BlackRock Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+14.93 (+2.49%)
(As of 05/13/2022 07:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.68 million shs
Average Volume
889,658 shs
Market Capitalization
$93.56 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.13 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

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/20221,810,000 shares $1.13 billion +10.4%1.3%2 $624.68
4/15/20221,640,000 shares $1.13 billion -0.6%1.2%1.9 $688.17
3/31/20221,650,000 shares $1.26 billion -1.2%1.2%1.9 $764.17
3/15/20221,670,000 shares $1.18 billion +10.6%1.2%2 $707.67
2/28/20221,510,000 shares $1.12 billion -4.4%1.1%2 $743.89
2/15/20221,580,000 shares $1.23 billion -11.7%1.1%2.2 $781.19
1/31/20221,790,000 shares $1.47 billion +25.2%1.3%2.8 $822.94
1/15/20221,430,000 shares $1.21 billion -4.0%1.0%2.5 $848.60
12/31/20211,490,000 shares $1.36 billion -8.6%1.1%2.8 $915.56
12/15/20211,630,000 shares $1.49 billion +14.8%1.2%3.1 $914.91
11/30/20211,420,000 shares $1.28 billion -8.4%1.0%2.6 $904.61
11/15/20211,550,000 shares $1.48 billion -3.7%1.1%3.1 $953.24
10/29/20211,610,000 shares $1.52 billion -5.9%1.1%3.4 $943.46
10/15/20211,710,000 shares $1.55 billion -1.7%1.2%3.6 $907.26
9/30/20211,740,000 shares $1.46 billion +8.8%1.2%3.5 $838.66
9/15/20211,600,000 shares $1.46 billion +7.4%1.1%3.2 $909.65
8/31/20211,490,000 shares $1.41 billion -8.0%1.1%3 $943.29
8/13/20211,620,000 shares $1.49 billion -1.2%1.1%3.1 $916.86
7/30/20211,640,000 shares $1.42 billion +1.2%1.2%3 $867.17
7/15/20211,620,000 shares $1.43 billion +13.3%1.1%2.9 $880.00
6/30/20211,430,000 shares $1.25 billion -14.4%1.0%2.6 $874.97
6/15/20211,670,000 shares $1.47 billion -13.9%1.2%3.2 $881.01
5/28/20211,940,000 shares $1.70 billion +2.1%1.4%3.5 $877.04
5/14/20211,900,000 shares $1.59 billion +5.6%1.3%3.2 $838.99
4/30/20211,800,000 shares $1.49 billion -10.0%1.3%2.9 $827.32

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is BlackRock's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of BlackRock shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, traders have sold 1,810,000 shares of BLK short. 1.27% of BlackRock's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on BlackRock's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for BlackRock?

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. BlackRock currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on BlackRock's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting BlackRock?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of BlackRock: PEAK6 Investments LLC, Verition Fund Management LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Citigroup Inc., Group One Trading L.P., HighTower Advisors LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Simplex Trading LLC, QVR LLC, CenterStar Asset Management LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Cutler Group LP, Walleye Trading LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Millennium Management LLC, and Credit Agricole S A. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for BlackRock?

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. 1.27% of BlackRock's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is BlackRock's short interest increasing or decreasing?

BlackRock saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,810,000 shares, an increase of 10.4% from the previous total of 1,640,000 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 BlackRock's float size?

BlackRock currently has issued a total of 152,042,000 shares. Some of BlackRock'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. BlackRock currently has a public float of 142,020,000 shares.

How does BlackRock's short interest compare to its competitors?

1.27% of BlackRock's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "asset management & custody banks" compare to BlackRock: The Bank of New York Mellon Co. (1.08%), Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (0.76%), T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (5.42%), State Street Co. (0.00%), Northern Trust Co. (1.36%), Franklin Resources, Inc. (6.48%), Ares Capital Co. (0.00%), Invesco Ltd. (1.85%), SEI Investments (2.29%), and Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (1.66%).

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 BlackRock stock?

Short selling BLK is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from BlackRock as its price is falling. BlackRock's stock is trading up $14.93 today. To short BlackRock 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 BlackRock 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 BlackRock?

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

How often is BlackRock'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 BLK, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2022.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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