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Pfizer Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.75 (+2.00 %)
(As of 10/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $38.18
50-Day Range
MA: $36.59
52-Week Range
Now: $38.18
Volume28.99 million shs
Average Volume20.81 million shs
Market Capitalization$212.16 billion
P/E Ratio15.15
Dividend Yield4.02%

Short Interest

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:45,160,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:42,750,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+5.64%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.67 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:September, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:5,556,880,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:28,992,325 shares
Average Trading Volume:20,809,482 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:39.32%

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/30/202045,160,000 $1.67 billion 5.6%0.0%1.8$36.90
9/15/202042,750,000 $1.54 billion -5.4%0.0%1.6$36.05
8/31/202045,210,000 $1.61 billion -10.0%0.0%1.5$35.67
8/14/202050,220,000 $1.85 billion -6.1%0.0%1.6$36.88
7/31/202053,490,000 $2.05 billion 12.7%0.0%1.7$38.28
7/15/202047,470,000 $1.83 billion -7.8%0.0%1.6$38.48
6/30/202051,490,000 $1.94 billion -4.2%0.0%1.8$37.66
6/15/202053,750,000 $1.83 billion 3.3%0.0%1.9$34.12
5/29/202052,040,000 $1.68 billion -1.1%0.0%1.7$32.19
5/15/202052,590,000 $2.01 billion 7.4%0.0%1.7$38.19
4/30/202048,960,000 $1.83 billion 10.5%0.0%1.5$37.41
4/15/202044,310,000 $1.69 billion -4.6%0.8%1.3$38.10
3/31/202046,450,000 $1.74 billion -21.4%0.8%1.4$37.38
3/13/202059,077,400 $2.09 billion 10.1%1.1%2.3$35.39
2/28/202053,670,000 $1.53 billion -8.5%1.0%2.1$28.49
2/14/202058,670,000 $2.03 billion -3.9%1.1%2.6$34.59
1/31/202061,030,000 $2.12 billion 7.1%1.1%2.9$34.72
1/15/202056,970,000 $2.17 billion -0.3%1.0%2.9$38.09
12/31/201957,140,000 $2.28 billion -2.9%1.0%3.1$39.82

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Pfizer's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Pfizer shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, traders have sold 45,160,000 shares of PFE short. 0.00% of Pfizer's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Pfizer?

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. Pfizer currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Pfizer's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Pfizer saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 45,160,000 shares, an increase of 5.6% from the previous total of 42,750,000 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 Pfizer's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Pfizer's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "pharmaceuticals" compare to Pfizer: Johnson & Johnson (0.44%), Merck & Co., Inc. (0.43%), AbbVie Inc. (0.00%), Eli Lilly and Company (0.48%), Bristol-Myers Squibb (0.00%), Zoetis Inc. (0.80%), Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited (0.00%), Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (8.91%), Mylan (8.77%), and Perrigo Company plc (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: Charter Communications Inc ($5.12 billion), Aon PLC ($3.76 billion), Clorox Co ($3.07 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.89 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.49 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.37 billion), Datadog, Inc. ($2.29 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.22 billion), Kroger Co ($2.20 billion), and Simon Property Group, Inc. ($1.88 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Pfizer stock?

Short selling PFE is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Pfizer as its price is falling. Pfizer's stock is trading up $0.75 today. To short Pfizer 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 Pfizer 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 Pfizer?

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

How often is Pfizer'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 PFE, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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