S&P 500   3,841.94
DOW   31,496.30
QQQ   308.68
S&P 500   3,841.94
DOW   31,496.30
QQQ   308.68
S&P 500   3,841.94
DOW   31,496.30
QQQ   308.68
S&P 500   3,841.94
DOW   31,496.30
QQQ   308.68
Log in

Marathon Petroleum Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.81 (+1.43 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $57.32
50-Day Range
MA: $49.13
52-Week Range
Now: $57.32
Volume6.87 million shs
Average Volume6.34 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.33 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield4.14%

Short Interest

Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume29,370,000 shares
Previous Short Volume31,280,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-6.11%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.60 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover4.7
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares662,640,000 shares
Float Size647,260,000 shares
Short Percent of Float4.54%
Today's Trading Volume6,865,925 shares
Average Trading Volume6,336,463 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average8.36%

Short Interest Over Time

Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/202129,370,000 shares $1.60 billion -6.1%4.5%4.7 $54.62
1/29/202131,280,000 shares $1.56 billion -10.8%4.8%4.6 $49.81
1/15/202135,060,000 shares $1.57 billion +9.9%5.4%5 $44.77
12/31/202032,390,000 shares $1.41 billion -4.1%N/A4.5 $43.59
12/15/202032,390,000 shares $1.36 billion -4.1%N/A4.5 $42.09
11/30/202033,760,000 shares $1.36 billion +10.2%5.2%4.5 $40.34
11/15/202030,650,000 shares $1.19 billion -0.9%4.7%4 $38.88
10/30/202030,930,000 shares $1.16 billion +2.1%4.8%4.3 $37.56
10/15/202030,310,000 shares $854.44 million +22.8%4.7%4.1 $28.19
9/30/202024,690,000 shares $725.39 million +3.7%3.8%3.3 $29.38
9/15/202023,800,000 shares $681.39 million +4.5%3.7%3.1 $28.63
8/31/202022,770,000 shares $693.57 million -0.8%3.5%2.9 $30.46
8/14/202022,960,000 shares $802.91 million -7.7%3.6%2.7 $34.97
7/31/202024,880,000 shares $966.59 million -0.2%3.9%2.8 $38.85
7/15/202024,940,000 shares $952.71 million -4.2%3.9%2.7 $38.20
6/30/202026,020,000 shares $1.01 billion +1.4%4.0%2.6 $38.70
6/15/202025,650,000 shares $920.84 million -5.3%4.0%2.3 $35.90
5/29/202027,070,000 shares $980.75 million +12.4%4.2%2.2 $36.23
5/15/202024,080,000 shares $846.17 million +21.1%3.7%2 $35.14
4/30/202019,880,000 shares $727.21 million -2.7%3.1%1.7 $36.58
4/15/202020,430,000 shares $668.06 million +8.4%3.2%1.9 $32.70
3/31/202018,840,000 shares $485.32 million -13.7%2.9%1.9 $25.76
3/13/202021,834,600 shares $559.62 million +24.0%3.4%3.2 $25.63
2/28/202017,610,000 shares $292.68 million +3.8%2.7%2.5 $16.62
2/14/202016,960,000 shares $585.46 million +1.1%2.6%2.9 $34.52

Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) Short Interest FAQ

speech bubbles
speech bubbles

What is Marathon Petroleum's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Marathon Petroleum shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, traders have sold 29,370,000 shares of MPC short. 4.54% of Marathon Petroleum's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Marathon Petroleum?

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. Marathon Petroleum currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Marathon Petroleum?

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. 4.54% of Marathon Petroleum's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Marathon Petroleum's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Marathon Petroleum saw a decrease in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 29,370,000 shares, a decrease of 6.1% from the previous total of 31,280,000 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 Marathon Petroleum's float size?

Marathon Petroleum currently has issued a total of 651,275,000 shares. Some of Marathon Petroleum'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. Marathon Petroleum currently has a public float of 647,260,000 shares.

How does Marathon Petroleum's short interest compare to its competitors?

4.54% of Marathon Petroleum's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "oil & gas refining & marketing" compare to Marathon Petroleum: Phillips 66 (2.69%), Valero Energy Co. (2.34%), HollyFrontier Co. (5.80%), Amyris, Inc. (0.00%), Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (0.00%), CVR Energy, Inc. (1.64%), Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (4.63%), World Fuel Services Co. (3.03%), PBF Energy Inc. (19.58%), and Delek US Holdings, Inc. (5.33%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Marathon Petroleum stock?

Short selling MPC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Marathon Petroleum as its price is falling. Marathon Petroleum's stock is trading up $0.81 today. To short Marathon Petroleum 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 Marathon Petroleum 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 Marathon Petroleum?

A short squeeze for Marathon Petroleum 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 MPC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Marathon Petroleum'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 MPC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.