Merck & Co., Inc. Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.30 (-0.39 %)
(As of 07/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume5.05 million shs
Average Volume8.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$195.58 billion
P/E Ratio27.99
Dividend Yield3.35%

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume22,250,000 shares
Previous Short Volume23,930,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-7.02%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.73 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.9
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares2,532,060,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.88%
Today's Trading Volume5,050,055 shares
Average Trading Volume8,007,151 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-36.93%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/202122,250,000 shares $1.73 billion -7.0%N/A1.9 $77.90
6/30/202123,930,000 shares $1.86 billion +8.4%N/A2 $77.77
6/15/202122,070,000 shares $1.67 billion +17.2%N/A1.9 $75.70
5/28/202118,830,000 shares $1.43 billion -9.4%N/A1.5 $75.89
5/14/202120,790,000 shares $1.64 billion +1.6%0.8%1.7 $78.69
4/30/202120,470,000 shares $1.51 billion -2.6%0.8%1.6 $73.68
4/15/202121,020,000 shares $1.61 billion -11.5%0.8%1.8 $76.40
3/31/202123,740,000 shares $1.83 billion +30.9%0.9%2 $76.96
3/15/202118,140,000 shares $1.35 billion -11.0%0.7%1.5 $74.60
2/26/202120,380,000 shares $1.52 billion +10.3%0.8%2 $74.62
2/12/202118,470,000 shares $1.38 billion -0.6%0.7%1.9 $74.74
1/29/202118,580,000 shares $1.45 billion +1.9%0.7%2 $77.92
1/15/202118,230,000 shares $1.50 billion +14.2%0.7%2 $82.17
12/31/202015,970,000 shares $1.29 billion +17.5%0.6%1.8 $80.59
12/15/202013,590,000 shares $1.09 billion +0.7%0.5%1.6 $80.32
11/30/202013,500,000 shares $1.08 billion +0.3%N/A1.6 $79.86
11/15/202013,460,000 shares $1.09 billion -8.8%0.5%1.6 $81.09
10/30/202014,750,000 shares $1.12 billion +40.1%0.6%1.8 $75.89
10/15/202010,530,000 shares $847.77 million -4.1%0.4%1.3 $80.51
9/30/202010,980,000 shares $910.79 million +0.1%0.4%1.4 $82.95
9/15/202010,970,000 shares $923.78 million -9.4%0.4%1.4 $84.21
8/31/202012,110,000 shares $1.03 billion +2.6%0.5%1.4 $85.27
8/14/202011,800,000 shares $985.06 million -13.9%0.5%1.3 $83.48
7/31/202013,700,000 shares $1.10 billion -6.4%0.5%1.4 $80.24
7/15/202014,640,000 shares $1.16 billion -1.6%0.6%1.5 $79.44

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Merck & Co., Inc.'s current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Merck & Co., Inc. shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of July 15th, traders have sold 22,250,000 shares of MRK short. Learn More on Merck & Co., Inc.'s current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Merck & Co., Inc.?

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. Merck & Co., Inc. currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Merck & Co., Inc.

Is Merck & Co., Inc.'s short interest increasing or decreasing?

Merck & Co., Inc. saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 22,250,000 shares, a decline of 7.0% from the previous total of 23,930,000 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 Merck & Co., Inc.'s short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Merck & Co., Inc.'s shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "pharmaceuticals" compare to Merck & Co., Inc.: Johnson & Johnson (0.00%), Eli Lilly and Company (0.88%), Pfizer Inc. (0.00%), AbbVie Inc. (0.83%), Bristol-Myers Squibb (0.00%), Zoetis Inc. (0.72%), Royalty Pharma plc (3.38%), Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited (1.46%), Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (6.99%), and Perrigo Company plc (3.05%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.55 billion), Square, Inc. ($7.47 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.40 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($6.82 billion), Aon plc ($5.98 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.10 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.38 billion), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.41 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Merck & Co., Inc. stock?

Short selling MRK is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Merck & Co., Inc. as its price is falling. Merck & Co., Inc.'s stock is trading down $0.30 today. To short Merck & Co., Inc. 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 Merck & Co., Inc. 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 Merck & Co., Inc.?

A short squeeze for Merck & Co., Inc. 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 MRK, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Merck & Co., Inc.'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 MRK, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 7/27/2021 by Staff
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