Lowe's Companies Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.55 (+0.26 %)
(As of 09/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume5.84 million shs
Average Volume3.91 million shs
Market Capitalization$144.74 billion
P/E Ratio21.57
Dividend Yield1.53%

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume14,860,000 shares
Previous Short Volume10,770,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+37.98%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$3.03 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.1
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares692,433,000 shares
Float Size691,950,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.15%
Today's Trading Volume5,835,397 shares
Average Trading Volume3,907,135 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average49.35%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/202114,860,000 shares $3.03 billion +38.0%2.2%4.1 $203.89
8/13/202110,770,000 shares $2.05 billion +10.2%1.5%2.9 $190.51
7/30/20219,770,000 shares $1.88 billion +10.5%1.4%2.7 $192.69
7/15/20218,840,000 shares $1.73 billion +6.8%1.3%2.3 $195.75
6/30/20218,280,000 shares $1.61 billion -8.5%1.2%2.1 $193.97
6/15/20219,050,000 shares $1.70 billion +36.5%1.3%2.3 $187.88
5/28/20216,630,000 shares $1.29 billion -2.9%0.9%1.7 $194.83
5/14/20216,830,000 shares $1.37 billion +0.3%1.0%1.6 $200.34
4/30/20216,810,000 shares $1.35 billion -2.9%1.0%1.7 $198.44
4/15/20217,010,000 shares $1.41 billion -4.8%1.0%1.8 $201.52
3/31/20217,360,000 shares $1.40 billion -19.3%1.0%1.8 $190.02
3/15/20219,120,000 shares $1.56 billion +10.1%1.3%2.2 $171.55
2/26/20218,280,000 shares $1.31 billion -7.9%1.1%1.9 $158.52
2/12/20218,990,000 shares $1.58 billion +19.6%1.2%2 $175.73
1/29/20217,520,000 shares $1.30 billion -17.3%1.0%1.5 $172.34
1/15/20219,090,000 shares $1.55 billion -20.0%1.2%1.8 $170.39
12/31/202011,360,000 shares $1.82 billion -30.7%1.6%2.3 $160.56
12/15/202016,400,000 shares $2.63 billion -25.4%2.2%3.4 $160.09
11/30/202021,980,000 shares $3.40 billion +291.8%3.0%4.7 $154.67
11/15/20205,610,000 shares $893.28 million +13.3%0.8%1.3 $159.23
10/30/20204,950,000 shares $795.71 million +7.6%0.7%1.2 $160.75
10/15/20204,600,000 shares $798.61 million +0.4%0.6%1.2 $173.61
9/30/20204,580,000 shares $759.64 million -22.4%0.6%1.2 $165.86
9/15/20205,900,000 shares $997.28 million -3.3%0.8%1.5 $169.03
8/31/20206,100,000 shares $1.00 billion -13.0%0.8%1.5 $164.69

Institutional Investors Shorting Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW)

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 Lowe's Companies. 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
9/13/2021Bank of America Corp DE75,300847,300+1,025.2%$164,351.00
9/10/2021HBK Investments L P58,30054,100-7.2%$10,494.00
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A71,992N/A$13,965.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC11,50048,800+324.3%$9,466.00
8/17/2021Millennium Management LLC540,200707,300+30.9%$137,195.00
8/17/2021Man Group plcN/A600N/A$116.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A71,992N/A$13,965.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.712,8000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Balyasny Asset Management LLCN/A3,000N/A$582.00
8/17/2021Caas Capital Management LP7,2000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC646,6001,692,600+161.8%$328,314.00
8/17/2021CMT Capital Markets Trading GmbH27,30069,500+154.6%$13,481.00
8/16/2021Squarepoint Ops LLC5,2009,100+75.0%$1,765.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DE75,300847,300+1,025.2%$164,351.00
8/16/2021Royal Bank of Canada2002,800+1,300.0%$543.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AG160,800246,700+53.4%$47,909.00
8/16/2021Ionic Capital Management LLC36,70029,600-19.3%$5,742.00
8/16/2021Maven Securities LTDN/A6,700N/A$1,300.00
8/16/2021HBK Investments L P58,30054,100-7.2%$10,494.00
8/16/2021Capula Management Ltd20,100132,900+561.2%$25,672.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.128,100138,100+7.8%$26,787.00
8/16/2021Allianz Asset Management GmbH12,90018,000+39.5%$3,491.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC69,30058,492-15.6%$16,953.00
8/13/2021Laurion Capital Management LP435,600306,100-29.7%$59,374.00
8/13/2021LPL Financial LLC2,4002,400No Change$466.00
8/13/2021Lavaca Capital LLCN/A4,200N/A$815.00
8/13/2021SpiderRock Advisors LLCN/A30,100N/A$4,666.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC3,685515,400+13,886.4%$99,972.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.40,600222,600+448.3%$43,178.00
8/12/2021Twin Tree Management LP606,000604,100-0.3%$117,177.00
8/12/2021Capital Fund Management S.A.N/A114,200N/A$22,151.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLCN/A21,200N/A$55.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP1,804,7002,709,600+50.1%$525,582.00
8/10/2021BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA7,5238,910+18.4%$172,827.00
8/10/2021Citigroup Inc.540,000560,700+3.8%$108,759.00
8/10/2021Credit Agricole S A95,000120,000+26.3%$23,276.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC202,200234,600+16.0%$45,559.00
8/6/2021IMC Chicago LLC159,000198,000+24.5%$38,406.00
8/6/2021Gladius Capital Management LP38,9008,400-78.4%$1,630.00
8/5/2021US Bancorp DE7589+18.7%$59.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP20,30058,400+187.7%$96.00

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Lowe's Companies' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Lowe's Companies shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of August 31st, investors have sold 14,860,000 shares of LOW short. 2.15% of Lowe's Companies' shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Lowe's Companies' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Lowe's Companies?

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. Lowe's Companies currently has a short interest ratio of 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Lowe's Companies

Which institutional investors are shorting Lowe's Companies?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Lowe's Companies: Bank of America Corp DE, HBK Investments L P, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Walleye Trading LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Man Group plc, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Caas Capital Management LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, CMT Capital Markets Trading GmbH, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse AG, Ionic Capital Management LLC, Maven Securities LTD, HBK Investments L P, Capula Management Ltd, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, LPL Financial LLC, Lavaca Capital LLC, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Twin Tree Management LP, Capital Fund Management S.A., HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Citigroup Inc., Credit Agricole S A, Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, US Bancorp DE, and 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 Lowe's Companies?

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. 2.15% of Lowe's Companies' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Lowe's Companies' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Lowe's Companies saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 14,860,000 shares, an increase of 38.0% from the previous total of 10,770,000 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 Lowe's Companies' float size?

Lowe's Companies currently has issued a total of 692,433,000 shares. Some of Lowe's Companies' 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. Lowe's Companies currently has a public float of 691,950,000 shares.

How does Lowe's Companies' short interest compare to its competitors?

2.15% of Lowe's Companies' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Lowe's Companies: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (1.83%), Walmart Inc. (1.20%), The Home Depot, Inc. (1.02%), Costco Wholesale Co. (1.17%), McDonald's Co. (0.00%), Christian Dior SE (0.00%), Starbucks Co. (0.00%), Prosus (0.00%), Pinduoduo Inc. (2.24%), and Target Co. (1.82%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Square, Inc. ($9.81 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.52 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.18 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.21 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.60 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($3.23 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.11 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($2.74 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.52 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.16 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Lowe's Companies stock?

Short selling LOW is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Lowe's Companies as its price is falling. Lowe's Companies' stock is trading up $0.55 today. To short Lowe's Companies 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 Lowe's Companies 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 Lowe's Companies?

A short squeeze for Lowe's Companies 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 LOW, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Lowe's Companies' 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 LOW, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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