NYSE:KMX

CarMax Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$133.95
-1.02 (-0.76 %)
(As of 07/30/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$133.27
$136.45
50-Day Range
$113.16
$136.88
52-Week Range
$84.70
$138.77
Volume616,797 shs
Average Volume855,375 shs
Market Capitalization$21.82 billion
P/E Ratio18.84
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.65

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume5,820,000 shares
Previous Short Volume6,400,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-9.06%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$763.93 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.1
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares162,930,000 shares
Float Size162,320,000 shares
Short Percent of Float3.59%
Today's Trading Volume616,797 shares
Average Trading Volume855,375 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-27.89%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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CarMax (NYSE:KMX) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/20215,820,000 shares $763.93 million -9.1%3.6%5.1 $131.26
6/30/20216,400,000 shares $826.56 million +25.5%3.9%5.6 $129.15
6/15/20215,100,000 shares $606.03 million +20.3%3.1%4.5 $118.83
5/28/20214,240,000 shares $488.41 million +19.1%2.6%3.9 $115.19
5/14/20213,560,000 shares $431.15 million -5.6%2.2%3.1 $121.11
4/30/20213,770,000 shares $502.13 million -5.8%2.3%3.4 $133.19
4/15/20214,000,000 shares $518.48 million -1.5%2.5%3.4 $129.62
3/31/20214,060,000 shares $551.47 million -20.7%2.5%3.1 $135.83
3/15/20215,120,000 shares $684.85 million -9.2%3.2%3.4 $133.76
2/26/20215,640,000 shares $670.71 million -2.1%3.5%3.7 $118.92
2/12/20215,760,000 shares $730.60 million -17.7%3.6%3.9 $126.84
1/29/20217,000,000 shares $849.03 million -26.1%4.3%4.6 $121.29
1/15/20219,470,000 shares $1.01 billion -3.2%5.9%6.1 $106.35
12/31/20209,780,000 shares $925.38 million -0.2%6.0%6.7 $94.62
12/15/20209,800,000 shares $906.89 million +3.5%6.0%5.9 $92.54
11/30/20209,470,000 shares $903.15 million +2.7%5.8%6.4 $95.37
11/15/20209,220,000 shares $880.33 million -2.4%5.6%6.3 $95.48
10/30/20209,450,000 shares $833.58 million -1.3%5.8%6.6 $88.21
10/15/20209,570,000 shares $876.42 million -4.4%5.9%6.7 $91.58
9/30/202010,010,000 shares $920.02 million -8.2%6.1%7.3 $91.91
9/15/202010,900,000 shares $1.14 billion -8.0%6.7%8.7 $105.01
8/31/202011,850,000 shares $1.27 billion -7.2%7.3%9.2 $106.93
8/14/202012,770,000 shares $1.33 billion +1.2%7.9%9.1 $104.35
7/31/202012,620,000 shares $1.22 billion -5.6%7.8%8.5 $96.97
7/15/202013,370,000 shares $1.27 billion -3.3%8.2%8 $95.04

Institutional Investors Shorting CarMax (NYSE:KMX)

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 CarMax. 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
7/31/2021Cutler Group LPN/A4,300N/A$8.00

CarMax (NYSE:KMX) Short Interest FAQ

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What is CarMax's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of CarMax shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of July 15th, traders have sold 5,820,000 shares of KMX short. 3.59% of CarMax's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on CarMax's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for CarMax?

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. CarMax currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for CarMax

Which institutional investors are shorting CarMax?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of CarMax: Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for CarMax?

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. 3.59% of CarMax's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is CarMax's short interest increasing or decreasing?

CarMax saw a decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 5,820,000 shares, a decline of 9.1% from the previous total of 6,400,000 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 CarMax's float size?

CarMax currently has issued a total of 162,930,000 shares. Some of CarMax'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. CarMax currently has a public float of 162,320,000 shares.

How does CarMax's short interest compare to its competitors?

3.59% of CarMax's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "automotive retail" compare to CarMax: O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (1.14%), AutoZone, Inc. (1.82%), Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (5.29%), Lithia Motors, Inc. (0.00%), AutoNation, Inc. (10.31%), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (6.23%), Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (8.36%), Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (10.69%), Sonic Automotive, Inc. (16.52%), and Monro, Inc. (8.78%).

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 CarMax stock?

Short selling KMX is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from CarMax as its price is falling. CarMax's stock is trading down $1.02 today. To short CarMax 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 CarMax 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 CarMax?

A short squeeze for CarMax 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 KMX, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is CarMax'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 KMX, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.



This page was last updated on 8/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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