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S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10

McDonald's Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-2.96 (-1.23 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume3.28 million shs
Average Volume2.71 million shs
Market Capitalization$178.07 billion
P/E Ratio25.95
Dividend Yield2.13%

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume6,780,000 shares
Previous Short Volume6,890,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-1.60%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.63 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.8
Last Record DateSeptember, 30 2021
Outstanding Shares746,799,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.91%
Today's Trading Volume3,282,852 shares
Average Trading Volume2,714,271 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average20.95%

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
9/30/20216,780,000 shares $1.63 billion -1.6%N/A2.8 $241.11
9/15/20216,890,000 shares $1.66 billion +8.5%N/A2.9 $240.98
8/31/20216,350,000 shares $1.51 billion +2.1%N/A2.7 $237.46
8/13/20216,220,000 shares $1.49 billion -0.8%N/A2.6 $238.82
7/30/20216,270,000 shares $1.52 billion +17.0%N/A2.5 $242.71
7/15/20215,360,000 shares $1.27 billion -2.2%0.7%2.2 $236.88
6/30/20215,480,000 shares $1.27 billion -20.9%0.7%2.3 $230.99
6/15/20216,930,000 shares $1.64 billion +21.2%0.9%2.8 $236.35
5/28/20215,720,000 shares $1.34 billion -4.8%0.8%2.1 $233.89
5/14/20216,010,000 shares $1.38 billion -5.2%0.8%2.1 $229.77
4/30/20216,340,000 shares $1.49 billion -12.8%0.9%2.1 $235.21
4/15/20217,270,000 shares $1.67 billion +18.2%1.0%2.3 $230.31
3/31/20216,150,000 shares $1.38 billion +2.7%0.8%1.9 $224.98
3/15/20215,990,000 shares $1.27 billion +18.2%0.8%1.8 $212.34
2/26/20215,070,000 shares $1.07 billion -1.2%0.7%1.6 $210.95
2/12/20215,130,000 shares $1.10 billion -10.5%0.7%1.6 $214.27
1/29/20215,730,000 shares $1.19 billion +12.1%0.8%1.7 $206.82
1/15/20215,110,000 shares $1.07 billion -7.4%0.7%1.6 $208.50
12/31/20205,520,000 shares $1.17 billion -9.2%0.7%1.8 $211.56
12/15/20206,080,000 shares $1.29 billion +17.4%0.8%2 $211.92
11/30/20205,180,000 shares $1.13 billion +9.8%0.7%1.7 $218.33
11/15/20204,720,000 shares $1.01 billion -9.2%0.6%1.6 $213.28
10/30/20205,200,000 shares $1.12 billion +7.0%0.7%1.8 $214.95
10/15/20204,860,000 shares $1.11 billion +7.3%0.7%1.7 $227.62
9/30/20204,530,000 shares $994.29 million -17.5%0.6%1.5 $219.49

Institutional Investors Shorting McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)

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 McDonald's. 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
10/19/2021SpiderRock Advisors LLC300300No Change$58.00
9/13/2021Bank of America Corp DE59,200111,700+88.7%$25,802.00
9/10/2021HBK Investments L PN/A11,300N/A$2,610.00
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A4,966N/A$1,147.00
8/20/2021Jefferies Group LLC15,00015,000No Change$3,465.00
8/17/2021Wells Fargo & Company MN3131No Change$7.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC24,40041,900+71.7%$9,678.00
8/17/2021Logan Capital Management Inc.N/A13,650N/A$3,153.00
8/17/2021Millennium Management LLC562,100676,900+20.4%$156,357.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A4,966N/A$1,147.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.487,9000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Balyasny Asset Management LLCN/A3,500N/A$808.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC987,500953,200-3.5%$220,180.00
8/16/2021Squarepoint Ops LLC17,70030,400+71.8%$7,022.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DE59,200111,700+88.7%$25,802.00
8/16/2021Royal Bank of Canada1,00027,300+2,630.0%$6,306.00
8/16/2021Capital Markets Trading UK LLP5,0000-100.0%$0.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AG900,000353,000-60.8%$81,321.00
8/16/2021Maven Securities LTD4,70013,300+183.0%$3,072.00
8/16/2021Jefferies Group LLC15,0001,500,000+9,900.0%$3,465.00
8/16/2021HBK Investments L PN/A11,300N/A$2,610.00
8/16/2021Capula Management Ltd80,800115,600+43.1%$26,702.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.100,400135,400+34.9%$31,276.00
8/16/2021Allianz Asset Management GmbH35,20034,900-0.9%$8,062.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC41,50018,802-54.7%$11,249.00
8/13/2021Laurion Capital Management LP15,00015,000No Change$3,465.00
8/13/2021SpiderRock Advisors LLC300300No Change$58.00
8/12/2021Lido Advisors LLCN/A3,800N/A$877.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC2,113290,100+13,629.3%$67,010.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.10,90024,300+122.9%$5,613.00
8/12/2021Twin Tree Management LP282,100303,100+7.4%$70,013.00
8/12/2021Capital Fund Management S.A.50,10031,200-37.7%$7,207.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLC30,90022,600-26.9%$51.00
8/11/2021Deutsche Bank AG2828No Change$6.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP1,713,4001,372,200-19.9%$316,965.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.39,80048,900+22.9%$11,295.00
8/10/2021BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA2,0012,640+31.9%$60,981.00
8/10/2021Citigroup Inc.203,200227,300+11.9%$52,504.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC175,000197,600+12.9%$45,521.00
8/6/2021IMC Chicago LLC121,300143,200+18.1%$33,078.00
8/6/2021Gladius Capital Management LP109,8007,400-93.3%$1,710.00
8/3/2021Avestar Capital LLCN/A10,000N/A$2,310.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP40,50010,900-73.1%$69.00

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Short Interest FAQ

McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is McDonald's' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of McDonald's shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, traders have sold 6,780,000 shares of MCD short. Learn More on McDonald's' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for McDonald's?

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. McDonald's currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for McDonald's

Which institutional investors are shorting McDonald's?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of McDonald's: SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, HBK Investments L P, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Jefferies Group LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Walleye Trading LLC, Logan Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Trading UK LLP, Credit Suisse AG, Maven Securities LTD, Jefferies Group LLC, HBK Investments L P, Capula Management Ltd, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Lido Advisors LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Twin Tree Management LP, Capital Fund Management S.A., HAP Trading LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Group One Trading L.P., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Citigroup Inc., Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, Avestar Capital LLC, and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is McDonald's' short interest increasing or decreasing?

McDonald's saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,780,000 shares, a drop of 1.6% from the previous total of 6,890,000 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 McDonald's' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of McDonald's' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "restaurants" compare to McDonald's: Starbucks Co. (0.00%), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (2.22%), Yum! Brands, Inc. (1.26%), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (3.48%), Domino's Pizza, Inc. (4.15%), Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (4.58%), The Wendy's Company (3.90%), Papa John's International, Inc. (0.00%), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (7.78%), and The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (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: S&P Global Inc. ($7.35 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.68 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.48 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($3.73 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.10 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Match Group, Inc. ($2.83 billion), and DoorDash, Inc. ($2.54 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short McDonald's stock?

Short selling MCD is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from McDonald's as its price is falling. McDonald's' stock is trading down $2.96 today. To short McDonald's 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 McDonald's 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 McDonald's?

A short squeeze for McDonald's 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 MCD, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is McDonald'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 MCD, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2021.

This page was last updated on 10/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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