NYSE:MS

Morgan Stanley Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$78.59
-2.23 (-2.76 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$77.76
Now: $78.59
$81.68
50-Day Range
$76.87
MA: $80.54
$84.34
52-Week Range
$35.53
Now: $78.59
$86.64
Volume29.07 million shs
Average Volume11.53 million shs
Market Capitalization$147.01 billion
P/E Ratio13.25
Dividend Yield1.73%
Beta1.59

Short Interest

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume12,270,000 shares
Previous Short Volume15,800,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-22.34%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$983.81 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.1
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares1,660,000,000 shares
Float Size1,240,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.99%
Today's Trading Volume29,067,355 shares
Average Trading Volume11,527,611 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average152.15%

Short Interest Over Time


Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/202112,270,000 shares $983.81 million -22.3%1.0%1.1 $80.18
3/15/202115,800,000 shares $1.26 billion -37.9%1.3%1.4 $79.98
2/26/202125,450,000 shares $2.11 billion +6.0%2.1%2.3 $83.09
2/12/202124,000,000 shares $1.84 billion -15.0%1.9%2.2 $76.87
1/29/202128,230,000 shares $2.10 billion -5.3%2.3%2.5 $74.33
1/15/202129,810,000 shares $2.07 billion +7.6%2.4%2.6 $69.32
12/31/202027,760,000 shares $2.11 billion -2.4%2.2%2.1 $76.06
12/15/202027,760,000 shares $1.93 billion -2.4%2.2%2.1 $69.49
11/30/202028,440,000 shares $1.83 billion +23.1%N/A2.2 $64.18
11/15/202023,110,000 shares $1.43 billion +17.2%1.9%1.9 $61.83
10/30/202019,720,000 shares $1.12 billion +31.7%1.7%1.7 $56.61
10/15/202014,970,000 shares $727.39 million -64.9%1.3%1.4 $48.59
9/30/202042,590,000 shares $2.15 billion +2.0%3.6%4 $50.44
9/15/202041,740,000 shares $1.96 billion -8.6%3.5%4.2 $47.04
8/31/202045,660,000 shares $2.31 billion +4.2%3.8%4.3 $50.56
8/14/202043,840,000 shares $2.31 billion -25.9%3.7%3.8 $52.58
7/31/202059,130,000 shares $3.04 billion +2.2%5.0%4.8 $51.37
7/15/202057,870,000 shares $2.83 billion -4.7%4.9%4.5 $48.88
6/30/202060,740,000 shares $3.05 billion -1.6%5.1%4.5 $50.18
6/15/202061,730,000 shares $2.95 billion -5.1%5.2%4.1 $47.73
5/29/202065,040,000 shares $3.05 billion +10.2%5.5%3.7 $46.95
5/15/202059,010,000 shares $2.61 billion +6.5%5.0%3 $44.20
4/30/202055,410,000 shares $2.60 billion +1.5%4.7%2.8 $46.86
4/15/202054,610,000 shares $2.18 billion +10.4%4.7%2.8 $39.83
3/31/202049,490,000 shares $1.88 billion -2.8%4.3%2.6 $37.97

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Morgan Stanley's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Morgan Stanley shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, traders have sold 12,270,000 shares of MS short. 0.99% of Morgan Stanley's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Morgan Stanley?

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. Morgan Stanley currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Morgan Stanley?

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. 0.99% of Morgan Stanley's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Morgan Stanley's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Morgan Stanley saw a decrease in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 12,270,000 shares, a decrease of 22.3% from the previous total of 15,800,000 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 Morgan Stanley's float size?

Morgan Stanley currently has issued a total of 1,870,538,000 shares. Some of Morgan Stanley'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. Morgan Stanley currently has a public float of 1,240,000,000 shares.

How does Morgan Stanley's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.99% of Morgan Stanley's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "investment banking & brokerage" compare to Morgan Stanley: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (1.45%), The Charles Schwab Co. (0.00%), Raymond James (1.32%), LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (1.90%), Stifel Financial Corp. (0.00%), Evercore Inc. (3.99%), Lazard Ltd (3.62%), BGC Partners, Inc. (7.26%), Cowen Inc. (21.22%), and Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (1.11%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Morgan Stanley stock?

Short selling MS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Morgan Stanley as its price is falling. Morgan Stanley's stock is trading down $2.23 today. To short Morgan Stanley 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 Morgan Stanley 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 Morgan Stanley?

A short squeeze for Morgan Stanley 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 MS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Morgan Stanley'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 MS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.



This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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