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Mastercard Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.05 (+0.02 %)
(As of 10/20/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $331.72
50-Day Range
MA: $339.14
52-Week Range
Now: $331.72
Volume2.67 million shs
Average Volume4.89 million shs
Market Capitalization$332.07 billion
P/E Ratio45.88
Dividend Yield0.48%

Short Interest

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:4,050,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:3,690,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+9.76%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.40 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:1.0
Last Record Date:September, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:1,000,000,000 shares
Float Size:881,660,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.46%
Today's Trading Volume:2,666,547 shares
Average Trading Volume:4,885,545 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-45.42%

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/30/20204,050,000 $1.40 billion 9.8%0.5%1.2$345.84
9/15/20203,690,000 $1.22 billion -19.1%0.4%1$331.78
8/31/20204,560,000 $1.51 billion -0.7%0.5%1.2$331.89
8/14/20204,590,000 $1.64 billion 4.8%0.5%1.2$356.90
7/31/20204,380,000 $1.45 billion 0.2%0.5%1.1$329.91
7/15/20204,370,000 $1.35 billion -9.5%0.5%1$308.53
6/30/20204,830,000 $1.48 billion 9.0%0.6%1$306.92
6/15/20204,430,000 $1.34 billion -19.5%0.5%0.8$303.04
5/29/20205,500,000 $1.62 billion -14.9%0.6%0.8$294.01
5/15/20206,460,000 $1.94 billion 4.4%0.7%0.9$300.89
4/30/20206,190,000 $1.86 billion -9.9%0.7%0.9$299.77
4/15/20206,870,000 $1.93 billion 5.2%0.8%1$281.23
3/31/20206,530,000 $1.69 billion -20.6%0.7%1$258.76
3/13/20208,223,100 $2.22 billion 22.0%1.0%1.9$269.40
2/28/20206,740,000 $1.37 billion 4.8%0.8%1.5$203.30
2/14/20206,430,000 $1.80 billion -9.3%0.7%1.8$280.57
1/31/20207,090,000 $2.11 billion -16.8%0.8%2.2$298.04
1/15/20208,520,000 $2.82 billion 12.9%1.0%2.6$330.92
12/31/20197,550,000 $2.44 billion -6.6%0.9%2.4$323.67
8/15/20195,653,600 $1.56 billion -6.6%0.6%1.6$276.43

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Mastercard's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Mastercard shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of September 30th, traders have sold 4,050,000 shares of MA short. 0.46% of Mastercard's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Mastercard?

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. Mastercard currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Mastercard?

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. 0.46% of Mastercard's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Mastercard's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Mastercard saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 4,050,000 shares, an increase of 9.8% from the previous total of 3,690,000 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 Mastercard's float size?

Mastercard currently has issued a total of 1,001,061,000 shares. Some of Mastercard'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. Mastercard currently has a public float of 881,660,000 shares.

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

0.46% of Mastercard's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "business services" compare to Mastercard: Visa Inc (1.53%), Accenture plc (0.82%), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (0.00%), S&P Global Inc (1.05%), Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. (0.00%), Fiserv, Inc. (2.64%), Automatic Data Processing (1.31%), Global Payments Inc (0.00%), BYD Company Limited (0.00%), and Waste Management, 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: Charter Communications Inc ($5.12 billion), Aon PLC ($3.76 billion), Clorox Co ($3.07 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.89 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.49 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.37 billion), Datadog ($2.29 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.22 billion), Kroger Co ($2.20 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.88 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Mastercard stock?

Short selling MA is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Mastercard as its price is falling. Mastercard's stock is trading up $0.05 today. To short Mastercard 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 Mastercard 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 Mastercard?

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

How often is Mastercard'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 MA, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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