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Southwest Airlines (LUV) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$26.84
+0.19 (+0.71%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

Southwest Airlines Short Interest Data

Current Short Interest
22,350,000 shares
Previous Short Interest
19,420,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+15.09%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$579.76 million
Short Interest Ratio
2.4 Days to Cover
Last Record Date
April 30, 2024
Outstanding Shares
598,456,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted
3.73%
Today's Trading Volume
7,250,519 shares
Average Trading Volume
9,638,190 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
75%
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LUV Short Interest Over Time

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Southwest Airlines Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/30/202422,350,000 shares $579.76 million +15.1%N/A2.4 $25.94
4/15/202419,420,000 shares $540.65 million +20.6%N/A2.3 $27.84
3/31/202416,100,000 shares $469.96 million -9.0%N/A1.9 $29.19
3/15/202417,690,000 shares $500.98 million +0.7%N/A2.2 $28.32
2/29/202417,560,000 shares $601.08 million -8.9%N/A2.2 $34.23
2/15/202419,270,000 shares $659.23 million -6.7%N/A2.3 $34.21
1/31/202420,660,000 shares $617.53 million +0.2%N/A2.5 $29.89
1/15/202420,610,000 shares $588.83 million -12.2%N/A2.4 $28.57
12/31/202323,470,000 shares $677.81 million -17.6%N/A2.8 $28.88
12/15/202328,480,000 shares $826.20 million +26.8%N/A3.4 $29.01
11/30/202322,460,000 shares $574.30 million -7.0%N/A2.9 $25.57
11/15/202324,140,000 shares $602.05 million -2.9%N/A3.4 $24.94
10/31/202324,850,000 shares $552.42 million +6.8%N/A3.5 $22.23
10/15/202323,270,000 shares $590.36 million -4.7%N/A3.1 $25.37
9/30/202324,410,000 shares $660.78 million +2.1%N/A3.3 $27.07
9/15/202323,910,000 shares $709.89 million +14.2%N/A3.2 $29.69
8/31/202320,930,000 shares $661.39 million -9.6%N/A2.7 $31.60
8/15/202323,150,000 shares $766.73 million -11.1%N/A3 $33.12
7/31/202326,040,000 shares $889.53 million +35.4%N/A3.3 $34.16
7/15/202319,230,000 shares $699.20 million -4.0%N/A2.6 $36.36
6/30/202320,020,000 shares $724.72 million +13.0%N/A2.8 $36.20
6/15/202317,720,000 shares $601.95 million +3.1%N/A2.6 $33.97
5/31/202317,180,000 shares $513.17 million -0.7%N/A2.4 $29.87
5/15/202317,300,000 shares $502.57 million +9.2%N/A2.5 $29.05
4/30/202315,850,000 shares $480.10 million +17.2%N/A2.3 $30.29
4/15/202313,520,000 shares $428.18 million +6.2%N/A2 $31.67
3/31/202312,730,000 shares $414.23 million +8.7%N/A1.9 $32.54
3/15/202311,710,000 shares $348.14 million +16.1%N/A1.6 $29.73
2/28/202310,090,000 shares $338.82 million +5.7%1.7%1.5 $33.58
2/15/20239,550,000 shares $341.13 million -6.7%1.6%1.5 $35.72
1/31/202310,230,000 shares $365.93 million +17.6%1.7%1.6 $35.77
1/15/20238,700,000 shares $321.81 million -4.5%1.5%1.4 $36.99
12/30/20229,110,000 shares $306.73 million +5.4%1.5%1.4 $33.67
12/15/20228,640,000 shares $322.19 million -8.4%1.5%1.5 $37.29
11/30/20229,430,000 shares $376.35 million +3.5%1.6%1.6 $39.91
11/15/20229,110,000 shares $352.01 million -9.8%1.5%1.6 $38.64
10/31/202210,100,000 shares $367.14 million +1.3%1.7%1.8 $36.35
10/15/20229,970,000 shares $326.62 million -14.8%1.7%1.8 $32.76
9/30/202211,700,000 shares $360.83 million +9.7%2.0%2 $30.84
9/15/202210,670,000 shares $393.72 million +16.9%1.8%1.9 $36.90
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8/31/20229,130,000 shares $335.07 million +5.9%1.6%1.6 $36.70
8/15/20228,620,000 shares $341.70 million -10.9%1.5%1.5 $39.64
7/31/20229,670,000 shares $368.62 million -5.3%1.6%1.7 $38.12
7/15/202210,210,000 shares $404.11 million -15.3%1.7%1.8 $39.58
6/30/202212,050,000 shares $435.25 million -5.2%2.2%2 $36.12
6/15/202212,710,000 shares $473.19 million -10.2%2.3%2.2 $37.23
5/31/202214,150,000 shares $648.92 million -6.5%2.4%2.3 $45.86
5/15/202215,140,000 shares $650.87 million -0.7%2.6%2.1 $42.99
4/30/202215,240,000 shares $712.01 million +1.7%2.6%2 $46.72
4/15/202214,980,000 shares $700.46 million +1.4%2.5%1.9 $46.76
3/31/202214,770,000 shares $676.47 million -19.6%2.5%1.9 $45.80
3/15/202218,380,000 shares $773.06 million -2.1%3.1%2.2 $42.06
2/28/202218,770,000 shares $822.13 million +3.9%3.2%2 $43.80
2/15/202218,060,000 shares $854.24 million +0.6%3.1%2 $47.30
1/31/202217,960,000 shares $803.89 million +5.6%3.1%2 $44.76
1/15/202217,010,000 shares $779.40 million -15.8%2.9%1.9 $45.82
12/31/202120,190,000 shares $864.94 million +1.9%3.4%2.3 $42.84
12/15/202119,810,000 shares $794.58 million +14.8%3.4%2.2 $40.11
11/30/202117,260,000 shares $766.34 million +5.7%2.9%2.1 $44.40
11/15/202116,330,000 shares $802.29 million -1.6%2.8%2.3 $49.13
10/29/202116,600,000 shares $784.85 million +7.7%2.8%2.3 $47.28
10/15/202115,410,000 shares $776.05 million -7.6%2.6%2.2 $50.36
9/30/202116,680,000 shares $857.85 million +4.0%2.8%2.3 $51.43
9/15/202116,040,000 shares $777.30 million +3.6%2.7%2.2 $48.46
8/31/202115,490,000 shares $771.09 million +4.0%2.6%2.2 $49.78
8/13/202114,890,000 shares $750.60 million -8.5%2.5%2.1 $50.41
7/30/202116,270,000 shares $821.96 million -1.3%2.8%2.3 $50.52
7/15/202116,480,000 shares $853.33 million -2.4%2.8%2.5 $51.78
6/30/202116,880,000 shares $896.16 million -1.1%2.9%2.8 $53.09
6/15/202117,060,000 shares $974.47 million +5.8%2.9%2.9 $57.12
5/28/202116,120,000 shares $990.74 million +0.9%2.7%2.7 $61.46
5/14/202115,970,000 shares $957.08 million +5.4%N/A2.2 $59.93
4/30/202115,150,000 shares $943.39 million -4.7%N/A2.1 $62.27
4/15/202115,890,000 shares $1.00 billion -0.8%N/A2 $63.03
3/31/202116,020,000 shares $991.80 million -6.1%N/A2 $61.91
3/15/202117,060,000 shares $1.04 billion +1.6%N/A2.1 $61.03
2/26/202116,800,000 shares $979.61 million +8.6%N/A2.1 $58.31
2/12/202115,470,000 shares $795.47 million -7.4%N/A2 $51.42
1/29/202116,700,000 shares $744.82 million +5.3%N/A2 $44.60
1/15/202115,860,000 shares $774.29 million -8.8%N/A1.9 $48.82
12/31/202017,390,000 shares $807.07 million +4.9%N/A2 $46.41
12/15/202016,580,000 shares $750.41 million +11.6%N/A1.8 $45.26
11/30/202014,860,000 shares $709.27 million +9.0%N/A1.5 $47.73
11/15/202013,630,000 shares $598.08 million -6.4%N/A1.3 $43.88
10/30/202014,560,000 shares $576.14 million -13.4%N/A1.3 $39.57
10/15/202016,820,000 shares $660.19 million -12.5%N/A1.5 $39.25
9/30/202019,230,000 shares $721.13 million +16.2%N/A1.6 $37.50
9/15/202016,550,000 shares $672.10 million +8.2%N/A1.2 $40.61
8/31/202015,290,000 shares $574.60 million +0.5%N/A1 $37.58
8/14/202015,210,000 shares $530.83 million +21.2%N/A0.8 $34.90
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7/31/202012,550,000 shares $387.67 million -7.4%N/A0.6 $30.89
7/15/202013,550,000 shares $484.41 million -13.6%N/A0.5 $35.75
6/30/202015,680,000 shares $535.94 million -12.5%N/A0.6 $34.18
6/15/202017,910,000 shares $650.85 million -17.5%N/A0.7 $36.34
5/29/202021,710,000 shares $696.89 million +10.5%N/A1 $32.10
5/15/202019,650,000 shares $469.05 million +23.8%N/A1 $23.87
4/30/202015,870,000 shares $495.94 million +89.6%N/A1 $31.25
4/15/20208,370,000 shares $274.70 million -13.4%1.7%0.9 $32.82
3/31/20209,670,000 shares $283.62 million -19.0%1.9%1.3 $29.33
3/13/202011,930,500 shares $435.11 million +0.6%2.3%2.4 $36.47
2/28/202011,860,000 shares $400.04 million +11.8%2.3%2.4 $33.73
2/14/202010,610,000 shares $483.39 million -14.7%2.1%2.7 $45.56
1/31/202012,440,000 shares $608.32 million -31.4%2.4%3.4 $48.90
1/15/202018,140,000 shares $1.05 billion -2.3%3.5%5 $57.93
12/31/201918,570,000 shares $1.05 billion -0.9%3.5%5.4 $56.55
8/15/20196,860,200 shares $347.74 million +11.4%1.3%1.9 $50.69

LUV Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwest Airlines' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Southwest Airlines shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 30th, investors have sold 22,350,000 shares of LUV short. Learn More on Southwest Airlines' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Southwest Airlines?

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. LUV shares currently have a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on Southwest Airlines's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Southwest Airlines?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Southwest Airlines: Walleye Trading LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, HAP Trading LLC, Twin Tree Management LP, BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., Simplex Trading LLC, Nomura Holdings Inc., and HBK Investments L P. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is Southwest Airlines' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Southwest Airlines saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 22,350,000 shares, an increase of 15.1% from the previous total of 19,420,000 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 Southwest Airlines' short interest compare to its competitors?

Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "transportation" compare to Southwest Airlines: United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (5.06%), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (5.22%), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (2.79%), American Airlines Group Inc. (8.03%), Ryanair Holdings plc (1.01%), Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (3.11%), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (2.47%), ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (3.04%), XPO, Inc. (4.17%), TFI International Inc. (0.63%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($3.98 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.35 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.06 billion), General Motors ($2.88 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.32 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.27 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.22 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.18 billion), Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.95 billion), and Chesapeake Energy Co. ($1.52 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Southwest Airlines stock?

Short selling LUV is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Southwest Airlines as its price is falling. LUV shares are trading up $0.19 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 Southwest Airlines?

A short squeeze for Southwest Airlines 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 LUV, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Southwest Airlines' 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 LUV, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 30 2024.



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