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International Business Machines Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.06 (+0.82 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $130.08
50-Day Range
MA: $126.16
52-Week Range
Now: $130.08
Volume5.39 million shs
Average Volume5.74 million shs
Market Capitalization$115.91 billion
P/E Ratio14.73
Dividend Yield5.05%

Short Interest

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:22,920,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:22,030,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+4.04%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$2.95 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:4.0
Last Record Date:December, 31 2020
Outstanding Shares:886,640,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:5,390,120 shares
Average Trading Volume:5,738,487 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-6.07%

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
12/31/202022,920,000 $2.95 billion 4.0%0.0%4$128.58
12/15/202022,920,000 $2.89 billion 4.0%0.0%4$126.14
11/30/202022,030,000 $2.78 billion -5.3%0.0%4$125.99
11/15/202023,260,000 $2.87 billion -5.3%0.0%4.3$123.52
10/30/202024,560,000 $2.87 billion 7.2%0.0%4.8$116.85
10/15/202022,920,000 $2.53 billion 5.1%0.0%4.8$110.56
9/30/202021,800,000 $2.73 billion -1.5%0.0%4.8$125.10
9/15/202022,130,000 $2.63 billion -2.2%0.0%4.9$118.95
8/31/202022,630,000 $2.74 billion 4.8%0.0%4.7$121.01
8/14/202021,600,000 $2.67 billion -4.5%0.0%4.4$123.40
7/31/202022,610,000 $2.82 billion -2.7%0.0%4.5$124.86
7/15/202023,240,000 $2.86 billion -4.1%2.6%4.4$122.94
6/30/202024,240,000 $3.05 billion 11.5%2.7%4.6$125.79
6/15/202021,740,000 $2.59 billion 4.5%2.5%3.9$119.03
5/29/202020,810,000 $2.42 billion -3.3%2.4%3.3$116.42
5/15/202021,510,000 $2.69 billion 12.2%2.4%3.2$124.90
4/30/202019,170,000 $2.41 billion 3.3%0.0%2.9$125.54
4/15/202018,550,000 $2.27 billion 9.8%0.0%2.6$122.59
3/31/202016,890,000 $2.11 billion -11.7%0.0%2.4$124.72
3/13/202019,131,600 $2.32 billion 2.5%0.0%3.6$121.50
2/28/202018,670,000 $1.77 billion -1.4%0.0%3.5$94.77
2/14/202018,930,000 $2.36 billion 13.9%2.1%4.1$124.77
1/31/202016,620,000 $2.32 billion -1.2%1.9%3.8$139.75
1/15/202016,820,000 $2.58 billion 4.0%1.9%4.5$153.48
12/31/201916,170,000 $2.27 billion 6.9%1.8%4.5$140.56

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Short Interest FAQ

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What is International Business Machines' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of International Business Machines shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of December 31st, investors have sold 22,920,000 shares of IBM short. 0.00% of International Business Machines' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for International Business Machines?

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. International Business Machines currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0.

Is International Business Machines' short interest increasing or decreasing?

International Business Machines saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 22,920,000 shares, an increase of 4.0% from the previous total of 22,030,000 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 International Business Machines' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of International Business Machines' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "it consulting & other services" compare to International Business Machines: Accenture plc (0.00%), Cognizant Technology Solutions Co. (1.54%), EPAM Systems, Inc. (1.27%), Leidos Holdings, Inc. (1.77%), Gartner, Inc. (1.33%), Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. (1.49%), Amdocs Limited (1.66%), CACI International Inc (1.40%), ManTech International Co. (0.00%), and Teradata Co. (18.91%).

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. ($5.18 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.71 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.45 billion), Aon Plc ($4.28 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.70 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.00 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.46 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.40 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.38 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.37 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short International Business Machines stock?

Short selling IBM is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from International Business Machines as its price is falling. International Business Machines' stock is trading up $1.06 today. To short International Business Machines 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 International Business Machines 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 International Business Machines?

A short squeeze for International Business Machines 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 IBM, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is International Business Machines' 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 IBM, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2020.

This page was last updated on 1/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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