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Bristol-Myers Squibb Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.09 (+1.84 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $60.43
50-Day Range
MA: $62.17
52-Week Range
Now: $60.43
Volume14.98 million shs
Average Volume13.12 million shs
Market Capitalization$135.39 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.23%

Short Interest

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume20,790,000 shares
Previous Short Volume19,470,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+6.78%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.28 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.8
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares1,640,000,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.93%
Today's Trading Volume14,980,107 shares
Average Trading Volume13,115,286 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average14.22%

Short Interest Over Time

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/202120,790,000 shares $1.28 billion +6.8%N/A1.8 $61.33
1/29/202119,470,000 shares $1.17 billion -1.3%N/A1.7 $60.00
1/15/202119,730,000 shares $1.23 billion +31.4%N/A1.8 $62.29
12/31/202015,410,000 shares $1.00 billion +0.7%N/A1.5 $64.97
12/15/202015,410,000 shares $948.49 million +0.7%N/A1.5 $61.55
11/30/202015,300,000 shares $969.10 million -5.2%N/A1.5 $63.34
11/15/202016,140,000 shares $1.01 billion +2.7%N/A1.5 $62.40
10/30/202015,710,000 shares $999.47 million +14.3%N/A1.5 $63.62
10/15/202013,750,000 shares $807.68 million +18.3%N/A1.4 $58.74
9/30/202011,620,000 shares $710.33 million -19.1%N/A1.2 $61.13
9/15/202014,360,000 shares $854.28 million -3.4%N/A1.4 $59.49
8/31/202014,860,000 shares $870.80 million +2.8%N/A1.3 $58.60
8/14/202014,450,000 shares $881.02 million -30.2%N/A1.1 $60.97
7/31/202020,700,000 shares $1.32 billion -9.6%N/A1.5 $63.84
7/15/202022,890,000 shares $1.34 billion +5.8%N/A1.6 $58.66
6/30/202021,640,000 shares $1.25 billion -29.3%1.3%1.4 $57.85
6/15/202030,590,000 shares $1.82 billion -18.0%N/A1.8 $59.59
5/29/202037,320,000 shares $2.16 billion +8.4%N/A2.2 $57.76
5/15/202034,430,000 shares $2.06 billion +8.0%N/A2 $59.72
4/30/202031,870,000 shares $1.92 billion -3.6%N/A2 $60.40
4/15/202033,050,000 shares $2.07 billion +20.4%N/A2 $62.66
3/31/202027,440,000 shares $1.71 billion -39.3%N/A1.7 $62.25
3/13/202045,174,800 shares $2.66 billion -7.8%N/A3.1 $58.91
2/28/202048,970,000 shares $2.27 billion -20.1%N/A3.4 $46.40
2/14/202061,290,000 shares $3.55 billion -3.8%N/A4.1 $57.93

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Bristol-Myers Squibb's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Bristol-Myers Squibb shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 20,790,000 shares of BMY short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Bristol-Myers Squibb?

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. Bristol-Myers Squibb currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Bristol-Myers Squibb's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Bristol-Myers Squibb saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 20,790,000 shares, an increase of 6.8% from the previous total of 19,470,000 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.

How does Bristol-Myers Squibb's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Bristol-Myers Squibb's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "pharmaceuticals" compare to Bristol-Myers Squibb: Johnson & Johnson (0.58%), Eli Lilly and Company (0.82%), Pfizer Inc. (0.00%), AbbVie Inc. (0.00%), Merck & Co., Inc. (0.73%), Zoetis Inc. (0.67%), Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited (0.00%), Royalty Pharma plc (2.61%), Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (7.60%), and Perrigo Company plc (0.00%).

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 Bristol-Myers Squibb stock?

Short selling BMY is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Bristol-Myers Squibb as its price is falling. Bristol-Myers Squibb's stock is trading up $1.09 today. To short Bristol-Myers Squibb 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb?

A short squeeze for Bristol-Myers Squibb 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 BMY, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Bristol-Myers Squibb'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 BMY, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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