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W.W. Grainger (GWW) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$911.46
-3.44 (-0.38%)
(As of 12:29 PM ET)

W.W. Grainger Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
1,280,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
1,330,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-3.76%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.18 billion
Short Interest Ratio
5.5 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
May 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
49,070,000 shares
Float Size
44,450,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
2.88%
Today's Trading Volume
68,686 shares
Average Trading Volume
237,919 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
29%
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GWW Short Interest Over Time

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GWW Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

W.W. Grainger Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
5/31/20241,280,000 shares $1.18 billion -3.8%2.9%5.5 $921.46
5/15/20241,330,000 shares $1.27 billion +2.3%3.0%6 $958.15
4/30/20241,300,000 shares $1.20 billion No Change2.9%5.9 $921.35
4/15/20241,300,000 shares $1.24 billion +4.0%2.9%5.6 $954.58
3/31/20241,250,000 shares $1.27 billion -2.3%2.8%5.5 $1,017.30
3/15/20241,280,000 shares $1.27 billion +0.8%2.9%5.5 $994.15
2/29/20241,270,000 shares $1.24 billion -3.8%2.9%5.3 $974.57
2/15/20241,320,000 shares $1.25 billion +7.3%3.0%5.4 $943.69
1/31/20241,230,000 shares $1.10 billion +1.7%2.7%4.7 $895.97
1/15/20241,210,000 shares $1.02 billion +2.5%2.7%4.7 $842.12
12/31/20231,180,000 shares $977.85 million -0.8%2.6%4.5 $828.69
12/15/20231,190,000 shares $980.48 million -0.8%2.7%4.4 $823.93
11/30/20231,200,000 shares $943.10 million +13.2%2.7%4.5 $785.92
11/15/20231,060,000 shares $842.73 million +28.5%2.4%4.1 $795.03
10/31/2023824,700 shares $602.13 million -14.3%1.8%3.3 $730.12
10/15/2023962,500 shares $704.03 million -1.7%2.1%3.9 $731.46
9/30/2023978,900 shares $677.24 million -9.4%2.2%3.8 $691.84
9/15/20231,080,000 shares $748.57 million -0.9%2.4%4.3 $693.12
8/31/20231,090,000 shares $778.41 million -2.7%2.4%4.1 $714.14
8/15/20231,120,000 shares $798.40 million +10.9%2.5%4 $712.86
7/31/20231,010,000 shares $745.87 million -13.7%2.3%3.5 $738.49
7/15/20231,170,000 shares $893.12 million +6.4%2.6%4.2 $763.35
6/30/20231,100,000 shares $867.45 million -8.3%2.5%4.1 $788.59
6/15/20231,200,000 shares $892.64 million +2.6%2.7%4.4 $743.87
5/31/20231,170,000 shares $760.11 million No Change2.6%4.2 $649.67
5/15/20231,170,000 shares $784.36 million +4.5%2.6%4.3 $670.39
4/30/20231,120,000 shares $779.04 million -3.5%2.5%4 $695.57
4/15/20231,160,000 shares $755.29 million No Change2.6%4 $651.11
3/31/20231,160,000 shares $799.02 million +8.4%2.6%3.9 $688.81
3/15/20231,070,000 shares $714.48 million -2.7%2.4%3.7 $667.74
2/28/20231,100,000 shares $735.27 million -2.7%2.5%3.7 $668.43
2/15/20231,130,000 shares $760.12 million -16.3%2.5%3.9 $672.67
1/31/20231,350,000 shares $795.80 million +6.3%3.0%4.5 $589.48
1/15/20231,270,000 shares $728.80 million No Change2.8%4.3 $573.86
12/30/20221,270,000 shares $706.44 million +2.4%2.8%4.2 $556.25
12/15/20221,240,000 shares $696.30 million +6.9%2.8%3.9 $561.53
11/30/20221,160,000 shares $699.55 million -7.9%2.6%3.4 $603.06
11/15/20221,260,000 shares $733.08 million -7.4%2.8%3.7 $581.81
10/31/20221,360,000 shares $794.72 million +0.7%3.0%4.2 $584.35
10/15/20221,350,000 shares $676.58 million -2.2%3.0%4.1 $501.17
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9/30/20221,380,000 shares $675.08 million +14.1%3.0%4.2 $489.19
9/15/20221,210,000 shares $644.72 million +11.0%2.7%3.7 $532.83
8/31/20221,090,000 shares $604.88 million +9.0%2.4%3.6 $554.94
8/15/20221,000,000 shares $582.80 million -11.5%2.2%3.4 $582.80
7/31/20221,130,000 shares $614.19 million -6.6%2.5%3.6 $543.53
7/15/20221,210,000 shares $553.45 million No Change2.7%3.9 $457.40
6/30/20221,210,000 shares $549.86 million +10.0%2.7%3.9 $454.43
6/15/20221,100,000 shares $520.37 million +8.9%2.4%3.6 $473.06
5/31/20221,010,000 shares $491.94 million +4.5%2.2%3.5 $487.07
5/15/2022966,500 shares $461.34 million +19.2%2.1%3.1 $477.33
4/30/2022810,700 shares $405.37 million -18.9%1.8%2.6 $500.03
4/15/20221,000,000 shares $491.43 million +7.5%2.2%3.2 $491.43
3/31/2022930,300 shares $479.84 million -0.1%2.0%3.1 $515.79
3/15/2022930,900 shares $463.36 million +0.0%2.1%3.2 $497.75
2/28/2022930,700 shares $444.00 million +7.3%2.1%3.3 $477.06
2/15/2022867,700 shares $407.51 million -7.1%1.9%3.1 $469.64
1/31/2022933,700 shares $462.28 million +8.2%2.0%3.7 $495.11
1/15/2022862,800 shares $435.33 million -4.7%1.9%3.7 $504.56
12/31/2021905,600 shares $469.32 million -8.7%2.0%4.1 $518.24
12/15/2021991,900 shares $509.79 million +12.7%2.2%4.3 $513.95
11/30/2021879,900 shares $423.59 million -2.6%1.9%3.9 $481.41
11/15/2021903,200 shares $437.53 million +8.4%2.0%3.9 $484.42
10/29/2021832,900 shares $385.72 million +5.0%1.8%3.4 $463.11
10/15/2021792,900 shares $340.19 million +6.3%1.7%3.3 $429.05
9/30/2021746,200 shares $293.30 million -13.5%1.6%3.1 $393.06
9/15/2021862,900 shares $355.62 million -9.6%1.9%3.6 $412.12
8/31/2021954,100 shares $413.79 million -0.8%2.1%4.1 $433.70
8/13/2021961,300 shares $421.71 million -3.0%2.1%4.4 $438.69
7/30/2021991,100 shares $440.62 million +17.6%2.1%4.5 $444.58
7/15/2021843,100 shares $385.90 million +14.7%1.8%3.8 $457.71
6/30/2021734,800 shares $321.84 million +17.6%1.6%3.1 $438.00
6/15/2021625,100 shares $286.75 million +2.1%1.3%2.6 $458.72
5/28/2021612,500 shares $283.07 million +9.6%1.3%2.4 $462.16
5/14/2021558,800 shares $259.90 million -20.1%1.2%2 $465.10
4/30/2021698,900 shares $300.46 million -27.7%1.5%2.4 $429.90
4/15/2021966,600 shares $387.08 million +18.4%2.1%3.1 $400.46
3/31/2021816,600 shares $325.55 million +1.2%1.7%2.4 $398.67
3/15/2021806,600 shares $318.62 million +1.7%1.8%2.4 $395.01
2/26/2021793,400 shares $301.46 million +20.6%1.8%2.4 $379.96
2/12/2021658,000 shares $246.19 million +5.5%1.5%2 $374.15
1/29/2021623,900 shares $232.03 million -25.7%1.4%1.8 $371.91
1/15/2021839,600 shares $321.90 million +9.6%1.8%2.6 $383.40
12/31/2020765,800 shares $311.55 million +5.6%1.7%2.4 $406.83
12/15/2020725,400 shares $290.49 million -15.6%1.6%2.4 $400.46
11/30/2020859,400 shares $356.29 million +5.0%1.9%2.8 $414.58
11/15/2020818,500 shares $330.11 million -12.6%1.8%2.7 $403.31
10/30/2020936,200 shares $327.77 million +0.9%2.1%3.2 $350.11
10/15/2020927,800 shares $358.35 million -4.5%2.0%3.3 $386.24
9/30/2020971,200 shares $346.50 million -2.5%2.1%3.3 $356.77
9/15/2020995,800 shares $353.16 million -11.1%2.2%3.1 $354.65
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8/31/20201,120,000 shares $409.28 million +6.7%2.5%3.5 $365.43
8/14/20201,050,000 shares $368.95 million -10.3%2.3%3.1 $351.38
7/31/20201,170,000 shares $399.59 million +8.3%2.6%3.3 $341.53
7/15/20201,080,000 shares $353.80 million -4.4%2.4%3 $327.59
6/30/20201,130,000 shares $355.00 million +11.9%2.5%3.3 $314.16
6/15/20201,010,000 shares $305.84 million +1.1%2.2%2.8 $302.81
5/29/2020998,600 shares $309.19 million -1.1%2.2%2.5 $309.62
5/15/20201,010,000 shares $281.58 million +3.9%2.2%2.4 $278.79
4/30/2020971,700 shares $267.78 million -2.8%2.1%2.4 $275.58
4/15/20201,000,000 shares $279.43 million -10.7%2.2%2.3 $279.43
3/31/20201,120,000 shares $301.96 million -25.3%2.4%2.7 $269.61
3/13/20201,499,500 shares $419.67 million +2.7%3.3%4.1 $279.87
2/28/20201,460,000 shares $305.86 million -2.7%3.4%4 $209.49
2/14/20201,500,000 shares $419.43 million -19.8%3.5%4.5 $279.62
1/31/20201,870,000 shares $532.67 million -2.1%4.3%5.5 $284.85
1/15/20201,910,000 shares $574.66 million +5.5%4.4%5.8 $300.87
12/31/20191,810,000 shares $595.49 million -7.7%4.2%5.4 $329.00
8/15/20192,982,400 shares $797.70 million -1.5%6.6%5.9 $267.47

GWW Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is W.W. Grainger's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of W.W. Grainger shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of May 31st, investors have sold 1,280,000 shares of GWW short. 2.88% of W.W. Grainger's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on W.W. Grainger's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for W.W. Grainger?

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. GWW shares currently have a short interest ratio of 6.0. Learn More on W.W. Grainger's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting W.W. Grainger?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of W.W. Grainger: Walleye Trading LLC, Jane Street Group LLC, Interval Partners LP, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., SpiderRock Advisors LLC, and Caas Capital Management LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for W.W. Grainger?

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. 2.88% of W.W. Grainger's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is W.W. Grainger's short interest increasing or decreasing?

W.W. Grainger saw a decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,280,000 shares, a decrease of 3.8% from the previous total of 1,330,000 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 W.W. Grainger's float size?

W.W. Grainger currently has issued a total of 49,070,000 shares. Some of W.W. Grainger'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. W.W. Grainger currently has a public float of 44,450,000 shares.

How does W.W. Grainger's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.88% of W.W. Grainger's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies compare to W.W. Grainger: United Rentals, Inc. (4.71%), Fastenal (2.36%), Watsco, Inc. (8.51%), WESCO International, Inc. (4.09%), Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. (2.07%), Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (3.98%), Air Lease Co. (3.65%), MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (4.31%), GATX Co. (3.64%), Rush Enterprises, Inc. (3.64%),

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. ($4.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.54 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.11 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.88 billion), General Motors ($2.62 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.34 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.25 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.12 billion), Dell Technologies Inc. ($1.89 billion), and Enphase Energy, Inc. ($1.72 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short W.W. Grainger stock?

Short selling GWW is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from W.W. Grainger as its price is falling. GWW shares are trading down $3.44 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 W.W. Grainger?

A short squeeze for W.W. Grainger 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 GWW, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is W.W. Grainger'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 GWW, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is May, 31 2024.



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