The Kroger Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.61 (+3.93 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume10.26 million shs
Average Volume9.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.85 billion
P/E Ratio22.31
Dividend Yield1.77%

The Kroger (NYSE:KR) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume51,280,000 shares
Previous Short Volume54,180,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-5.35%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.99 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover6.5
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares747,238,000 shares
Float Size741,100,000 shares
Short Percent of Float6.92%
Today's Trading Volume10,262,285 shares
Average Trading Volume9,431,912 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average8.80%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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The Kroger (NYSE:KR) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/202151,280,000 shares $1.99 billion -5.4%6.9%6.5 $38.84
6/30/202154,180,000 shares $2.08 billion -5.2%7.3%7 $38.31
6/15/202157,150,000 shares $2.16 billion -4.3%7.7%6.6 $37.87
5/28/202159,710,000 shares $2.21 billion +0.3%8.0%7.1 $36.98
5/14/202159,550,000 shares $2.19 billion -1.7%7.9%6.7 $36.81
4/30/202160,590,000 shares $2.25 billion -0.3%8.1%6.6 $37.06
4/15/202160,760,000 shares $2.26 billion +1.0%8.1%5.6 $37.24
3/31/202160,140,000 shares $2.29 billion -1.6%8.0%5.2 $38.08
3/15/202161,110,000 shares $2.17 billion -3.6%8.1%5.4 $35.46
2/26/202163,380,000 shares $2.05 billion +2.1%8.4%5.3 $32.41
2/12/202162,070,000 shares $2.07 billion +15.2%8.2%5.1 $33.40
1/29/202153,860,000 shares $1.91 billion -29.3%7.1%4.3 $35.38
1/15/202176,140,000 shares $2.52 billion +3.8%10.1%6.4 $33.14
12/31/202073,390,000 shares $2.32 billion -2.2%9.7%7.2 $31.55
12/15/202075,020,000 shares $2.35 billion +8.7%9.9%7.6 $31.30
11/30/202068,990,000 shares $2.24 billion +8.1%9.0%6.7 $32.43
11/15/202063,830,000 shares $2.05 billion +10.4%8.3%7.2 $32.14
10/30/202057,800,000 shares $1.86 billion -15.4%7.5%6.9 $32.26
10/15/202068,310,000 shares $2.31 billion +8.3%8.9%8.9 $33.84
9/30/202063,080,000 shares $2.14 billion +6.4%8.2%8 $33.91
9/15/202059,280,000 shares $1.94 billion +3.9%7.7%6.8 $32.72
8/31/202057,070,000 shares $2.04 billion -3.3%7.4%6.2 $35.68
8/14/202059,040,000 shares $2.09 billion +3.6%7.7%6.2 $35.39
7/31/202057,010,000 shares $1.98 billion -0.2%7.4%5.7 $34.79
7/15/202057,150,000 shares $1.93 billion +8.9%7.4%5.3 $33.77

Institutional Investors Shorting The Kroger (NYSE:KR)

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 The Kroger. 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 LP36,40053,900+48.1%$50.00
7/26/2021XR Securities LLC25,9000-100.0%$0.00

The Kroger (NYSE:KR) Short Interest FAQ

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What is The Kroger's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of The Kroger shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of July 15th, investors have sold 51,280,000 shares of KR short. 6.92% of The Kroger's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on The Kroger's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for The Kroger?

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. The Kroger currently has a short interest ratio of 6.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for The Kroger

Which institutional investors are shorting The Kroger?

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

What is a good short interest percentage for The Kroger?

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. 6.92% of The Kroger's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is The Kroger's short interest increasing or decreasing?

The Kroger saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 51,280,000 shares, a decline of 5.4% from the previous total of 54,180,000 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 The Kroger's float size?

The Kroger currently has issued a total of 747,238,000 shares. Some of The Kroger'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. The Kroger currently has a public float of 741,100,000 shares.

How does The Kroger's short interest compare to its competitors?

6.92% of The Kroger's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "grocery stores" compare to The Kroger: Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (0.00%), China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited (0.00%), George Weston Limited (0.00%), Albertsons Companies, Inc. (6.86%), Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited (0.00%), Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (6.90%), Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (17.43%), Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (0.88%), Weis Markets, Inc. (13.80%), and Ingles Markets, Incorporated (9.14%).

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 The Kroger stock?

Short selling KR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from The Kroger as its price is falling. The Kroger's stock is trading up $1.61 today. To short The Kroger 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 The Kroger 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 The Kroger?

A short squeeze for The Kroger occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock appreciates in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of KR, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

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

This page was last updated on 8/4/2021 by Staff
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