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Illinois Tool Works Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+6.04 (+2.96 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $210.01
50-Day Range
MA: $201.43
52-Week Range
Now: $210.01
Volume864,740 shs
Average Volume1.05 million shs
Market Capitalization$66.50 billion
P/E Ratio31.82
Dividend Yield2.20%

Short Interest

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,530,000 shares
Previous Short Volume3,470,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+1.73%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$713.70 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.3
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares325,780,000 shares
Float Size315,380,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.12%
Today's Trading Volume864,740 shares
Average Trading Volume1,047,973 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-17.48%

Short Interest Over Time

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20213,530,000 shares $713.70 million +1.7%1.1%3.3 $202.18
1/29/20213,470,000 shares $711.00 million No Change1.1%3.2 $204.90
1/15/20213,470,000 shares $684.60 million -5.5%1.1%3.2 $197.29
12/31/20203,670,000 shares $763.62 million -20.7%1.2%3.4 $208.07
12/15/20203,670,000 shares $748.02 million -20.7%1.2%3.4 $203.82
11/30/20204,630,000 shares $945.26 million +3.6%1.5%4.2 $204.16
11/15/20204,470,000 shares $943.57 million -2.6%1.4%4.5 $211.09
10/30/20204,590,000 shares $970.65 million -13.2%1.5%4.8 $211.47
10/15/20205,290,000 shares $1.05 billion -5.0%1.7%5.8 $198.62
9/30/20205,570,000 shares $1.13 billion -1.4%1.8%5.9 $203.16
9/15/20205,650,000 shares $1.09 billion -7.8%1.8%5.7 $192.63
8/31/20206,130,000 shares $1.19 billion -6.3%2.0%5.6 $193.65
8/14/20206,540,000 shares $1.31 billion -8.3%2.1%5.7 $201.02
7/31/20207,130,000 shares $1.41 billion -10.1%2.3%5.8 $197.45
7/15/20207,930,000 shares $1.47 billion -7.1%2.5%5.9 $184.99
6/30/20208,540,000 shares $1.58 billion -6.5%2.7%6.1 $184.79
6/15/20209,130,000 shares $1.59 billion -0.8%2.9%5.8 $173.71
5/29/20209,200,000 shares $1.56 billion +0.6%2.9%5.1 $169.03
5/15/20209,150,000 shares $1.58 billion +4.8%2.9%4.7 $172.46
4/30/20208,730,000 shares $1.54 billion -3.0%2.8%4.7 $176.24
4/15/20209,000,000 shares $1.46 billion +16.4%2.9%4.8 $161.89
3/31/20207,730,000 shares $1.22 billion +7.1%2.4%4.2 $158.23
3/13/20207,219,000 shares $1.15 billion +0.3%2.3%5.5 $159.28
2/28/20207,200,000 shares $850.25 million +7.6%2.3%5.5 $118.09
2/14/20206,690,000 shares $1.10 billion -5.1%2.1%5.8 $164.62

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Illinois Tool Works' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Illinois Tool Works shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, traders have sold 3,530,000 shares of ITW short. 1.12% of Illinois Tool Works' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Illinois Tool Works?

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. Illinois Tool Works currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Illinois Tool Works?

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. 1.12% of Illinois Tool Works' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Illinois Tool Works' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Illinois Tool Works saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 3,530,000 shares, an increase of 1.7% from the previous total of 3,470,000 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 Illinois Tool Works' float size?

Illinois Tool Works currently has issued a total of 316,662,000 shares. Some of Illinois Tool Works' 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. Illinois Tool Works currently has a public float of 315,380,000 shares.

How does Illinois Tool Works' short interest compare to its competitors?

1.12% of Illinois Tool Works' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "industrial machinery" compare to Illinois Tool Works: Parker-Hannifin Co. (0.00%), Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (0.00%), Ingersoll Rand Inc. (0.00%), Dover Co. (1.01%), Xylem Inc. (1.35%), IDEX Co. (1.00%), Snap-on Incorporated (5.95%), Nordson Co. (0.76%), Graco Inc. (0.92%), and Pentair plc (1.96%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Illinois Tool Works stock?

Short selling ITW is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Illinois Tool Works as its price is falling. Illinois Tool Works' stock is trading up $6.04 today. To short Illinois Tool Works 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 Illinois Tool Works 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 Illinois Tool Works?

A short squeeze for Illinois Tool Works 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 ITW, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Illinois Tool Works' 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 ITW, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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