The Gap Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.47 (+1.41 %)
(As of 04/23/2021 01:09 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $33.71
50-Day Range
MA: $30.38
52-Week Range
Now: $33.71
Volume254,947 shs
Average Volume7.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$12.64 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield2.96%

Short Interest

The Gap (NYSE:GPS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume14,440,000 shares
Previous Short Volume15,240,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-5.25%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$473.05 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares377,970,000 shares
Float Size206,140,000 shares
Short Percent of Float7.00%
Today's Trading Volume254,947 shares
Average Trading Volume7,060,675 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-96.39%

Short Interest Over Time

The Gap (NYSE:GPS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/202114,440,000 shares $473.05 million -5.3%7.0%2 $32.76
3/15/202115,240,000 shares $449.73 million -7.0%7.5%2.1 $29.51
2/26/202116,380,000 shares $493.86 million +14.7%8.1%2.2 $30.15
2/12/202114,280,000 shares $356.29 million -8.3%7.0%1.7 $24.95
1/29/202115,580,000 shares $350.39 million -20.2%7.7%1.8 $22.49
1/15/202119,520,000 shares $402.50 million +16.1%9.6%2.2 $20.62
12/31/202023,230,000 shares $520.12 million +4.6%11.5%2.4 $22.39
12/15/202023,230,000 shares $458.79 million +4.6%11.5%2.4 $19.75
11/30/202022,210,000 shares $448.86 million -5.3%11.0%2.3 $20.21
11/15/202023,450,000 shares $491.51 million +8.2%11.6%2.5 $20.96
10/30/202021,670,000 shares $478.26 million -16.9%10.7%2.2 $22.07
10/15/202026,090,000 shares $530.93 million -12.4%12.9%2.6 $20.35
9/30/202029,790,000 shares $576.14 million -5.5%14.7%2.9 $19.34
9/15/202031,520,000 shares $513.46 million -9.0%15.6%2.4 $16.29
8/31/202034,650,000 shares $583.16 million -0.6%17.1%2.4 $16.83
8/14/202034,870,000 shares $619.64 million -8.4%17.3%2.2 $17.77
7/31/202038,080,000 shares $599.76 million +17.6%18.8%2.3 $15.75
7/15/202032,380,000 shares $432.92 million -18.3%16.0%1.9 $13.37
6/30/202039,610,000 shares $499.88 million +16.0%19.6%2.4 $12.62
6/15/202034,160,000 shares $431.44 million -9.3%16.9%2.4 $12.63
5/29/202037,640,000 shares $392.21 million -8.6%18.6%2.7 $10.42
5/15/202041,190,000 shares $366.59 million +5.9%20.4%3.4 $8.90
4/30/202038,910,000 shares $411.28 million +18.3%19.3%3.7 $10.57
4/15/202032,890,000 shares $252.27 million -16.1%16.5%3.5 $7.67
3/31/202039,200,000 shares $270.48 million -4.8%18.1%4.6 $6.90

The Gap (NYSE:GPS) Short Interest FAQ

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What is The Gap's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of The Gap shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of March 31st, investors have sold 14,440,000 shares of GPS short. 7.00% of The Gap's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for The Gap?

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. The Gap currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for The Gap?

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. 7.00% of The Gap's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is The Gap's short interest increasing or decreasing?

The Gap saw a drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 14,440,000 shares, a drop of 5.2% from the previous total of 15,240,000 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 The Gap's float size?

The Gap currently has issued a total of 374,911,000 shares. Some of The Gap'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. The Gap currently has a public float of 206,140,000 shares.

How does The Gap's short interest compare to its competitors?

7.00% of The Gap's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "apparel retail" compare to The Gap: The TJX Companies, Inc. (0.96%), Ross Stores, Inc. (0.97%), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (10.83%), Foot Locker, Inc. (5.38%), Urban Outfitters, Inc. (6.89%), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (6.59%), The Buckle, Inc. (15.31%), Guess', Inc. (13.67%), Designer Brands Inc. (9.03%), and Zumiez Inc. (3.15%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short The Gap stock?

Short selling GPS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from The Gap as its price is falling. The Gap's stock is trading up $0.47 today. To short The Gap 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 The Gap 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 The Gap?

A short squeeze for The Gap 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 GPS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is The Gap'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 GPS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/23/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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