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Restaurant Brands International Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-1.56 (-2.54 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $59.92
50-Day Range
MA: $60.64
52-Week Range
Now: $59.92
Volume1.84 million shs
Average Volume1.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$18.29 billion
P/E Ratio32.57
Dividend Yield3.38%

Short Interest

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume7,380,000 shares
Previous Short Volume7,660,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-3.66%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$442.21 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover5.0
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares305,180,000 shares
Float Size294,350,000 shares
Short Percent of Float2.51%
Today's Trading Volume1,836,595 shares
Average Trading Volume1,699,412 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average8.07%

Short Interest Over Time

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20217,380,000 shares $442.21 million -3.7%2.5%4.7 $59.92
1/29/20217,660,000 shares $460.21 million -3.2%2.6%4.8 $60.08
1/15/20217,910,000 shares $463.21 million +29.9%2.7%4.6 $58.56
12/31/20206,880,000 shares $435.23 million -10.4%2.3%4 $63.26
12/15/20206,880,000 shares $405.30 million -10.4%2.3%4 $58.91
11/30/20207,680,000 shares $475.78 million -18.4%2.6%4.3 $61.95
11/15/20209,410,000 shares $535.99 million -0.4%3.2%5.1 $56.96
10/30/20209,450,000 shares $549.14 million -11.9%3.2%5.1 $58.11
10/15/202010,730,000 shares $573.09 million +5.6%3.7%6.1 $53.41
9/30/202010,160,000 shares $599.95 million +20.2%3.5%5.9 $59.05
9/15/20208,450,000 shares $478.61 million -20.2%N/A4.9 $56.64
8/31/202010,590,000 shares $580.23 million +20.8%N/A6.2 $54.79
8/14/20208,770,000 shares $481.65 million +0.8%N/A4.3 $54.92
7/31/20208,700,000 shares $472.15 million -15.5%N/A4 $54.27
7/15/202010,300,000 shares $582.16 million +8.3%N/A3.8 $56.52
6/30/20209,510,000 shares $540.64 million -5.2%N/A3 $56.85
6/15/202010,030,000 shares $549.74 million +6.3%N/A2.5 $54.81
5/29/20209,440,000 shares $513.72 million -21.4%N/A2.1 $54.42
5/15/202012,010,000 shares $655.27 million -4.8%N/A2.7 $54.56
4/30/202012,610,000 shares $699.86 million +6.2%N/A2.8 $55.50
4/15/202011,870,000 shares $624.24 million +4.3%N/A2.9 $52.59
3/31/202011,380,000 shares $532.47 million +82.4%N/A3 $46.79
3/13/20206,240,200 shares $273.94 million +6.7%1.4%2.3 $43.90
2/28/20205,850,000 shares $189.77 million -8.0%N/A2.2 $32.44
2/14/20206,360,000 shares $334.35 million +18.7%N/A2.6 $52.57

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Restaurant Brands International's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Restaurant Brands International shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, investors have sold 7,380,000 shares of QSR short. 2.51% of Restaurant Brands International's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Restaurant Brands International?

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. Restaurant Brands International currently has a short interest ratio of 5.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Restaurant Brands International?

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. 2.51% of Restaurant Brands International's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Restaurant Brands International's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Restaurant Brands International saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 7,380,000 shares, a decrease of 3.7% from the previous total of 7,660,000 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 Restaurant Brands International's float size?

Restaurant Brands International currently has issued a total of 305,180,000 shares. Some of Restaurant Brands International'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. Restaurant Brands International currently has a public float of 294,350,000 shares.

How does Restaurant Brands International's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.51% of Restaurant Brands International's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "eating places" compare to Restaurant Brands International: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (2.83%), Yum! Brands, Inc. (1.40%), Yum China Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (0.00%), Aramark (0.00%), Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (4.90%), Wingstop Inc. (0.00%), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (5.95%), Brinker International, Inc. (8.64%), and Papa John's International, Inc. (7.96%).

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 Restaurant Brands International stock?

Short selling QSR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Restaurant Brands International as its price is falling. Restaurant Brands International's stock is trading down $1.56 today. To short Restaurant Brands International 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 Restaurant Brands International 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 Restaurant Brands International?

A short squeeze for Restaurant Brands International 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 QSR, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Restaurant Brands International'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 QSR, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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