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Home Depot Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.84 (+0.65 %)
(As of 10/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $283.00
50-Day Range
MA: $278.20
52-Week Range
Now: $283.00
Volume1.75 million shs
Average Volume4.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$304.64 billion
P/E Ratio25.94
Dividend Yield2.13%

Short Interest

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:5,870,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:5,890,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-0.34%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.70 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:September, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:1,100,000,000 shares
Float Size:1,080,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.54%
Today's Trading Volume:1,750,747 shares
Average Trading Volume:4,899,439 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-64.27%

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/30/20205,870,000 $1.70 billion -0.3%0.5%1.7$290.36
9/15/20205,890,000 $1.58 billion -20.0%0.6%1.7$268.55
8/31/20207,360,000 $2.02 billion 19.5%0.7%2$274.24
8/14/20206,160,000 $1.76 billion -4.9%0.6%1.6$285.94
7/31/20206,480,000 $1.87 billion -3.0%0.6%1.5$287.86
7/15/20206,680,000 $1.77 billion -9.6%0.6%1.4$265.49
6/30/20207,390,000 $1.96 billion -16.5%0.7%1.5$265.31
6/15/20208,850,000 $2.20 billion -22.2%0.8%1.5$248.70
5/29/202011,370,000 $2.80 billion 10.9%1.1%1.6$246.13
5/15/202010,250,000 $2.55 billion -4.7%1.0%1.4$248.48
4/30/202010,760,000 $2.66 billion 4.1%1.0%1.6$247.36
4/15/202010,340,000 $2.45 billion 6.8%1.0%1.5$236.56
3/31/20209,680,000 $2.05 billion -1.9%0.9%1.4$212.18
3/13/20209,863,600 $1.99 billion 15.5%0.9%1.9$201.53
2/28/20208,540,000 $1.39 billion -10.1%0.8%1.7$162.39
2/14/20209,500,000 $2.14 billion 3.3%0.9%1.9$225.70
1/31/20209,200,000 $2.16 billion -2.9%0.8%1.8$235.28
1/15/20209,470,000 $2.29 billion -8.2%0.9%2$241.64
12/31/201910,320,000 $2.39 billion 32.1%1.0%2.3$232.00

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Home Depot's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Home Depot shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of September 30th, traders have sold 5,870,000 shares of HD short. 0.54% of Home Depot's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Home Depot?

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. Home Depot currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Home Depot?

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. 0.54% of Home Depot's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Home Depot's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Home Depot saw a decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 5,870,000 shares, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous total of 5,890,000 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 Home Depot's float size?

Home Depot currently has issued a total of 1,076,456,000 shares. Some of Home Depot'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. Home Depot currently has a public float of 1,080,000,000 shares.

How does Home Depot's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.54% of Home Depot's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Home Depot: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (0.00%), Walmart Inc. (0.00%), McDonald's Co. (0.61%), Costco Wholesale Co. (0.00%), OTCMKTS:PROSY (0.00%), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (0.61%), JD.com, Inc. (0.00%), Starbucks Co. (1.07%), Pinduoduo Inc. (0.00%), and Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (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: Charter Communications Inc ($5.12 billion), Aon PLC ($3.76 billion), Clorox Co ($3.07 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.89 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.49 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.37 billion), Datadog, Inc. ($2.29 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.22 billion), Kroger Co ($2.20 billion), and Simon Property Group, Inc. ($1.88 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Home Depot stock?

Short selling HD is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Home Depot as its price is falling. Home Depot's stock is trading up $1.84 today. To short Home Depot 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 Home Depot 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 Home Depot?

A short squeeze for Home Depot 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 HD, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Home Depot'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 HD, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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