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Caterpillar (CAT) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$346.57
-2.33 (-0.67%)
(As of 05/28/2024 ET)

Caterpillar Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
11,250,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
10,820,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+3.97%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$4.05 billion
Short Interest Ratio
4.8 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
May 15, 2024
Outstanding Shares
489,050,000 shares
Float Size
488,140,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.30%
Today's Trading Volume
2,263,941 shares
Average Trading Volume
2,276,191 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
99%
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CAT Short Interest Over Time

CAT Days to Cover Over Time

CAT Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Caterpillar Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
5/15/202411,250,000 shares $4.05 billion +4.0%2.3%4.8 $360.04
4/30/202410,820,000 shares $3.62 billion -15.3%2.2%4.6 $334.57
4/15/202412,780,000 shares $4.65 billion -2.1%2.6%5.3 $363.91
3/31/202413,060,000 shares $4.79 billion -9.6%2.6%5.4 $366.43
3/15/202414,440,000 shares $5.01 billion +3.8%2.9%5.8 $346.75
2/29/202413,910,000 shares $4.65 billion -9.6%2.8%5.1 $333.96
2/15/202415,390,000 shares $4.97 billion +94.6%3.1%5.4 $323.16
1/31/20247,910,000 shares $2.38 billion -13.9%1.6%2.7 $300.31
1/15/20249,190,000 shares $2.67 billion -10.0%1.8%2.9 $290.41
12/31/202310,210,000 shares $3.02 billion -1.3%2.0%3.2 $295.67
12/15/202310,340,000 shares $2.95 billion +6.7%2.0%3.3 $285.48
11/30/20239,690,000 shares $2.43 billion -1.1%1.9%3.4 $250.79
11/15/20239,800,000 shares $2.46 billion +48.3%1.9%3.6 $251.09
10/31/20236,610,000 shares $1.49 billion +7.5%1.3%2.5 $225.97
10/15/20236,150,000 shares $1.65 billion +1.0%1.2%2.5 $267.94
9/30/20236,090,000 shares $1.66 billion -3.8%1.2%2.4 $273.00
9/15/20236,330,000 shares $1.77 billion -5.2%1.2%2.5 $279.15
8/31/20236,680,000 shares $1.88 billion -3.6%1.3%2.5 $281.13
8/15/20236,930,000 shares $1.92 billion +3.4%1.4%2.3 $277.37
7/31/20236,700,000 shares $1.78 billion -4.2%1.3%2.1 $265.19
7/15/20236,990,000 shares $1.79 billion +3.3%1.4%2.3 $255.62
6/30/20236,770,000 shares $1.67 billion -13.2%1.3%2.2 $245.97
6/15/20237,800,000 shares $1.93 billion +6.0%1.5%2.4 $247.74
5/31/20237,360,000 shares $1.51 billion -2.4%1.4%2.2 $205.75
5/15/20237,540,000 shares $1.59 billion +14.6%1.5%2.4 $211.29
4/30/20236,580,000 shares $1.44 billion -9.1%1.3%2.1 $218.80
4/15/20237,240,000 shares $1.62 billion -5.7%1.4%2.2 $223.68
3/31/20237,680,000 shares $1.76 billion +3.1%1.5%2.3 $228.84
3/15/20237,450,000 shares $1.62 billion +10.0%1.5%2.2 $217.26
2/28/20236,770,000 shares $1.62 billion -6.8%1.3%2.1 $239.55
2/15/20237,260,000 shares $1.81 billion -13.6%1.4%2.3 $248.70
1/31/20238,400,000 shares $2.12 billion -0.9%1.6%2.5 $252.29
1/15/20238,480,000 shares $2.19 billion +5.5%1.6%2.6 $258.46
12/30/20228,040,000 shares $1.93 billion -7.8%1.6%2.6 $239.56
12/15/20228,720,000 shares $2.01 billion +6.2%1.7%2.7 $230.66
11/30/20228,210,000 shares $1.94 billion +2.6%1.6%2.6 $236.41
11/15/20228,000,000 shares $1.88 billion +29.0%1.5%2.6 $234.59
10/31/20226,200,000 shares $1.34 billion +11.9%1.2%2.2 $216.46
10/15/20225,540,000 shares $987.17 million -10.4%1.1%2 $178.19
9/30/20226,180,000 shares $1.01 billion +9.6%1.2%2.3 $164.08
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9/15/20225,640,000 shares $1.03 billion +11.0%1.1%2 $182.49
8/31/20225,080,000 shares $938.33 million +4.1%1.0%1.7 $184.71
8/15/20224,880,000 shares $956.24 million -8.6%0.9%1.6 $195.95
7/31/20225,340,000 shares $1.06 billion -7.1%1.0%1.7 $198.25
7/15/20225,750,000 shares $996.94 million -1.0%1.1%1.8 $173.38
6/30/20225,810,000 shares $1.04 billion +2.3%N/A1.8 $178.76
6/15/20225,680,000 shares $1.17 billion -1.1%N/A1.8 $206.00
5/31/20225,740,000 shares $1.24 billion +15.5%1.1%1.8 $215.85
5/15/20224,970,000 shares $1.02 billion -1.0%0.9%1.4 $204.33
4/30/20225,020,000 shares $1.06 billion -7.6%0.9%1.4 $210.54
4/15/20225,430,000 shares $1.24 billion +11.5%1.0%1.4 $227.81
3/31/20224,870,000 shares $1.09 billion -0.8%0.9%1.2 $222.82
3/15/20224,910,000 shares $1.06 billion -8.2%0.9%1.3 $216.46
2/28/20225,350,000 shares $1.00 billion -16.8%1.0%1.4 $187.58
2/15/20226,430,000 shares $1.31 billion +5.9%1.2%1.8 $203.41
1/31/20226,070,000 shares $1.22 billion +14.5%1.1%1.7 $201.56
1/15/20225,300,000 shares $1.21 billion +11.3%1.0%1.6 $228.94
12/31/20214,760,000 shares $984.08 million -20.8%0.9%1.5 $206.74
12/15/20216,010,000 shares $1.22 billion -4.9%1.1%1.8 $202.55
11/30/20216,320,000 shares $1.22 billion -0.3%1.2%1.8 $193.35
11/15/20216,340,000 shares $1.32 billion +10.8%1.2%1.9 $207.71
10/29/20215,720,000 shares $1.17 billion -11.3%1.1%1.6 $204.01
10/15/20216,450,000 shares $1.28 billion -19.5%1.2%1.9 $199.02
9/30/20218,010,000 shares $1.54 billion +12.0%1.5%2.3 $191.97
9/15/20217,150,000 shares $1.47 billion -2.2%1.3%2 $205.73
8/31/20217,310,000 shares $1.54 billion -19.1%1.3%1.9 $210.87
8/13/20219,030,000 shares $1.97 billion +31.8%1.7%2.4 $218.57
7/30/20216,850,000 shares $1.42 billion +11.2%1.3%1.9 $206.75
7/15/20216,160,000 shares $1.30 billion -6.1%1.1%1.7 $211.41
6/30/20216,560,000 shares $1.43 billion +9.0%1.2%1.9 $217.63
6/15/20216,020,000 shares $1.32 billion +10.5%1.1%1.9 $219.46
5/28/20215,450,000 shares $1.31 billion -6.4%1.0%1.8 $241.08
5/14/20215,820,000 shares $1.40 billion -4.6%1.1%1.8 $240.07
4/30/20216,100,000 shares $1.39 billion -3.8%1.1%1.9 $227.47
4/15/20216,340,000 shares $1.47 billion -0.9%1.2%2 $232.58
3/31/20216,400,000 shares $1.49 billion -2.7%1.2%2 $233.08
3/15/20216,580,000 shares $1.51 billion +7.7%1.2%2 $229.00
2/26/20216,110,000 shares $1.36 billion +15.5%1.1%2 $221.82
2/12/20215,290,000 shares $1.05 billion +18.6%1.0%1.8 $198.35
1/29/20214,460,000 shares $822.16 million -41.0%0.8%1.5 $184.34
1/15/20217,560,000 shares $1.49 billion +5.4%1.4%2.4 $197.40
12/31/20207,170,000 shares $1.29 billion -5.2%1.3%2.2 $180.04
12/15/20207,560,000 shares $1.35 billion +8.2%1.4%2.4 $178.05
11/30/20206,990,000 shares $1.22 billion -4.5%1.3%2.1 $175.08
11/15/20207,320,000 shares $1.26 billion +8.1%1.4%2.1 $171.71
10/30/20206,770,000 shares $1.05 billion -21.6%1.3%2 $154.67
10/15/20208,640,000 shares $1.41 billion +27.8%1.6%2.7 $163.61
9/30/20206,760,000 shares $1.01 billion -7.9%1.3%2.2 $149.15
9/15/20207,340,000 shares $1.09 billion +4.9%1.4%2.3 $148.60
8/31/20207,000,000 shares $996.17 million +12.2%1.3%2.1 $142.31
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8/14/20206,240,000 shares $873.35 million -5.9%1.2%1.9 $139.96
7/31/20206,630,000 shares $880.99 million -3.8%1.2%1.8 $132.88
7/15/20206,890,000 shares $953.30 million -5.1%1.3%1.8 $138.36
6/30/20207,260,000 shares $918.39 million -18.2%1.3%1.8 $126.50
6/15/20208,870,000 shares $1.10 billion +7.5%1.6%1.8 $123.61
5/29/20208,250,000 shares $991.07 million -10.7%1.5%1.5 $120.13
5/15/20209,240,000 shares $997.18 million +7.9%1.7%1.6 $107.92
4/30/20208,560,000 shares $996.21 million -16.2%1.6%1.5 $116.38
4/15/202010,220,000 shares $1.14 billion +12.8%1.9%1.9 $111.53
3/31/20209,060,000 shares $1.03 billion +15.0%1.7%1.8 $114.04
3/13/20207,880,600 shares $985.31 million +14.1%1.4%2.3 $125.03
2/28/20206,910,000 shares $634.68 million -26.9%1.3%2 $91.85
2/14/20209,450,000 shares $1.01 billion +72.5%1.7%3.2 $106.49
1/31/20205,480,000 shares $702.81 million -20.1%1.0%2 $128.25
1/15/20206,860,000 shares $934.26 million -14.8%1.2%2.1 $136.19
12/31/20198,050,000 shares $1.13 billion -8.3%1.5%2.5 $140.38
8/15/20197,664,500 shares $876.97 million +3.3%1.3%1.8 $114.42

CAT Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Caterpillar's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Caterpillar shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of May 15th, investors have sold 11,250,000 shares of CAT short. 2.30% of Caterpillar's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Caterpillar's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Caterpillar?

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. CAT shares currently have a short interest ratio of 5.0. Learn More on Caterpillar's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Caterpillar?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Caterpillar: Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Advisers, Walleye Trading LLC, Vista Investment Partners LLC, CMT Capital Markets Trading GmbH, Interval Partners LP, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd, Whitebox Advisors LLC, Capital Markets Trading UK LLP, Torno Capital LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC, HAP Trading LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, Picton Mahoney Asset Management, XR Securities LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda., BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, XY Capital Ltd, Caas Capital Management LP, Oak Hill Wealth Advisors LLC, Curated Wealth Partners LLC, and Nomura Holdings Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Caterpillar?

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. 2.30% of Caterpillar's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Caterpillar's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Caterpillar saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 11,250,000 shares, an increase of 4.0% from the previous total of 10,820,000 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 Caterpillar's float size?

Caterpillar currently has issued a total of 489,050,000 shares. Some of Caterpillar'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. Caterpillar currently has a public float of 488,140,000 shares.

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

2.30% of Caterpillar's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "industrial products" compare to Caterpillar: Eaton Co. plc (0.98%), Deere & Company (1.39%), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (2.39%), Cintas Co. (1.68%), Parker-Hannifin Co. (0.75%), Emerson Electric Co. (0.94%), Johnson Controls International plc (1.80%), W.W. Grainger, Inc. (2.99%), Astec Industries, Inc. (1.82%), The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (1.92%),

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. ($3.81 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.30 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.10 billion), General Motors ($2.84 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.77 billion), AppLovin Co. ($2.22 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.16 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.12 billion), and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($2.12 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Caterpillar stock?

Short selling CAT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Caterpillar as its price is falling. CAT shares are trading down $2.33 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 Caterpillar?

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

How often is Caterpillar'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 CAT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is May, 15 2024.



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