Johnson & Johnson Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.25 (-0.15 %)
(As of 08/2/2021 10:16 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume86,872 shs
Average Volume7.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$452.81 billion
P/E Ratio25.86
Dividend Yield2.46%

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume15,760,000 shares
Previous Short Volume14,560,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+8.24%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.65 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.4
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares2,633,396,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.60%
Today's Trading Volume86,872 shares
Average Trading Volume7,470,480 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-98.84%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/202115,760,000 shares $2.65 billion +8.2%N/A2.4 $168.37
6/30/202114,560,000 shares $2.40 billion -4.0%N/A2.1 $164.74
6/15/202115,160,000 shares $2.49 billion +6.9%N/A2.1 $164.49
5/28/202114,180,000 shares $2.40 billion -8.2%N/A2 $169.25
5/14/202115,440,000 shares $2.62 billion +2.4%0.6%2 $169.96
4/30/202115,080,000 shares $2.48 billion +0.4%0.6%2 $164.20
4/15/202115,020,000 shares $2.40 billion -7.9%0.6%1.8 $159.92
3/31/202116,300,000 shares $2.69 billion -4.3%0.6%2 $165.01
3/15/202117,040,000 shares $2.72 billion +12.0%0.7%2.1 $159.60
2/26/202115,220,000 shares $2.48 billion -0.3%0.6%1.9 $162.76
2/12/202115,260,000 shares $2.53 billion -2.1%0.6%1.9 $166.06
1/29/202115,590,000 shares $2.64 billion +15.8%0.6%1.9 $169.16
1/15/202113,460,000 shares $2.16 billion No Change0.5%1.7 $160.65
12/31/202013,460,000 shares $2.10 billion +3.5%0.5%1.8 $156.05
12/15/202013,010,000 shares $1.94 billion -6.9%0.5%1.8 $149.07
11/30/202013,970,000 shares $2.01 billion -4.3%0.5%2 $144.00
11/15/202014,590,000 shares $2.19 billion +14.3%0.6%2.2 $149.90
10/30/202012,770,000 shares $1.75 billion +13.9%0.5%2 $137.19
10/15/202011,210,000 shares $1.66 billion -2.1%0.4%1.9 $148.10
9/30/202011,450,000 shares $1.70 billion +11.3%0.4%1.9 $148.88
9/15/202010,290,000 shares $1.53 billion -2.6%0.4%1.7 $148.89
8/31/202010,560,000 shares $1.62 billion +12.0%0.4%1.6 $153.41
8/14/20209,430,000 shares $1.40 billion -24.0%0.4%1.4 $148.24
7/31/202012,400,000 shares $1.81 billion -0.9%0.5%1.8 $145.76
7/15/202012,510,000 shares $1.85 billion -2.1%0.5%1.7 $148.26

Institutional Investors Shorting Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Johnson & Johnson. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/2/2021Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.8,10021,400+164.2%$3,525.00
7/31/2021Clear Street Markets LLC149107-28.2%$1,763.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP86,90095,500+9.9%$133.00
7/24/2021Trinity Legacy Partners LLC500600+20.0%$0.00

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Johnson & Johnson's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Johnson & Johnson shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of July 15th, investors have sold 15,760,000 shares of JNJ short. Learn More on Johnson & Johnson's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Johnson & Johnson?

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. Johnson & Johnson currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Johnson & Johnson

Which institutional investors are shorting Johnson & Johnson?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Johnson & Johnson: Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., Clear Street Markets LLC, Cutler Group LP, and Trinity Legacy Partners LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is Johnson & Johnson's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Johnson & Johnson saw a increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 15,760,000 shares, an increase of 8.2% from the previous total of 14,560,000 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 Johnson & Johnson's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Johnson & Johnson's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "medical" compare to Johnson & Johnson: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (0.70%), Roche Holding AG (0.00%), Pfizer Inc. (0.00%), Eli Lilly and Company (0.88%), Novo Nordisk A/S (0.27%), Abbott Laboratories (0.66%), Novartis AG (0.26%), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (0.76%), AbbVie Inc. (0.83%), and Merck & Co., Inc. (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: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.55 billion), Square, Inc. ($7.47 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.40 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($6.82 billion), Aon plc ($5.98 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.10 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.38 billion), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.41 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Johnson & Johnson stock?

Short selling JNJ is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Johnson & Johnson as its price is falling. Johnson & Johnson's stock is trading down $0.25 today. To short Johnson & Johnson 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 Johnson & Johnson 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 Johnson & Johnson?

A short squeeze for Johnson & Johnson 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 JNJ, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Johnson & Johnson'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 JNJ, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 8/2/2021 by Staff
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