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NYSE:NLSN

Nielsen Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$19.39
+0.25 (+1.31%)
(As of 01/25/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$18.50
$19.51
50-Day Range
$18.86
$21.91
52-Week Range
$18.32
$28.42
Volume
5.26 million shs
Average Volume
3.51 million shs
Market Capitalization
$6.96 billion
P/E Ratio
8.89
Dividend Yield
1.27%
Beta
1.43

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
31,270,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
32,580,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-4.02%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$641.35 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
8.9
Last Record Date
December, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares
358,927,000 shares
Float Size
356,340,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
8.78%
Today's Trading Volume
5,256,841 shares
Average Trading Volume
3,505,596 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
49.96%
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time


Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
12/31/202131,270,000 shares $641.35 million -4.0%8.8%8.9 $20.51
12/15/202132,580,000 shares $651.27 million +2.7%9.1%9.1 $19.99
11/30/202131,720,000 shares $607.76 million -3.6%8.9%8.9 $19.16
11/15/202132,910,000 shares $712.50 million -0.4%9.2%8.8 $21.65
10/29/202133,040,000 shares $669.06 million -5.5%9.3%8.4 $20.25
10/15/202134,960,000 shares $691.16 million +11.2%9.9%9.2 $19.77
9/30/202131,450,000 shares $603.53 million +20.9%8.9%8.8 $19.19
9/15/202126,010,000 shares $527.74 million +15.5%7.3%7.7 $20.29
8/31/202122,530,000 shares $483.49 million +49.2%6.4%7 $21.46
8/13/202115,100,000 shares $347.45 million -30.0%4.3%5.1 $23.01
7/30/202121,570,000 shares $510.99 million -3.9%6.1%7.8 $23.69
7/15/202122,440,000 shares $536.32 million -0.9%6.3%8 $23.90
6/30/202122,650,000 shares $558.78 million +4.6%6.4%7.8 $24.67
6/15/202121,650,000 shares $557.70 million +47.4%6.1%6.7 $25.76
5/28/202114,690,000 shares $399.71 million -7.0%4.1%4.4 $27.21
5/14/202115,800,000 shares $436.55 million -27.4%4.5%4 $27.63
4/30/202121,750,000 shares $569.63 million -6.3%6.2%5.5 $26.19
4/15/202123,200,000 shares $587.42 million +10.1%6.6%5.8 $25.32
3/31/202121,080,000 shares $532.69 million -3.2%6.0%5.1 $25.27
3/15/202121,770,000 shares $569.07 million +36.8%6.2%5 $26.14
2/26/202115,910,000 shares $361.16 million -11.5%4.5%3.3 $22.70
2/12/202117,970,000 shares $415.65 million -15.0%5.1%3.8 $23.13
1/29/202121,130,000 shares $485.14 million -25.1%6.0%4.2 $22.96
1/15/202128,210,000 shares $631.06 million +17.4%8.0%5.2 $22.37
12/31/202024,040,000 shares $494.02 million +6.7%6.8%4.6 $20.55













Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nielsen's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Nielsen shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, investors have sold 31,270,000 shares of NLSN short. 8.78% of Nielsen's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Nielsen's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Nielsen?

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. Nielsen currently has a short interest ratio of 9.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Nielsen

Which institutional investors are shorting Nielsen?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Nielsen: Citadel Advisors LLC, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, and Wolverine Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Nielsen?

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. 8.78% of Nielsen's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Nielsen's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Nielsen saw a decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 31,270,000 shares, a decrease of 4.0% from the previous total of 32,580,000 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 Nielsen's float size?

Nielsen currently has issued a total of 358,927,000 shares. Some of Nielsen'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. Nielsen currently has a public float of 356,340,000 shares.

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

8.78% of Nielsen's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "research & consulting services" compare to Nielsen: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (0.00%), Equifax Inc. (1.46%), Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc. (3.01%), FTI Consulting, Inc. (3.22%), Exponent, Inc. (0.95%), CBIZ, Inc. (0.67%), ICF International, Inc. (0.65%), Huron Consulting Group Inc. (1.11%), VSE Co. (0.00%), and Franklin Covey Co. (0.86%).

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. ($9.39 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($9.08 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($7.16 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($4.05 billion), Lucid Group Inc ($3.43 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($3.11 billion), Rivian ($3.05 billion), Datadog, Inc. ($2.76 billion), Zscaler, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($1.99 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Nielsen stock?

Short selling NLSN is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Nielsen as its price is falling. Nielsen's stock is trading up $0.25 today. To short Nielsen 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 Nielsen 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 Nielsen?

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

How often is Nielsen'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 NLSN, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2021.



This page was last updated on 1/25/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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