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QTS Realty Trust Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.69 (+1.11 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume357,818 shs
Average Volume623,093 shs
Market Capitalization$4.31 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.23%

Short Interest

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume7,000,000 shares
Previous Short Volume4,520,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+54.87%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$446.88 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover11.0
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares55,390,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted10.18%
Today's Trading Volume357,818 shares
Average Trading Volume623,093 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-42.57%

Short Interest Over Time

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20217,000,000 shares $446.88 million +54.9%N/A11 $63.84
3/31/20214,520,000 shares $285.26 million -47.0%N/A7.2 $63.11
3/15/20218,530,000 shares $523.74 million -3.4%N/A13 $61.40
2/26/20218,830,000 shares $550.37 million +2.9%N/A13.2 $62.33
2/12/20218,580,000 shares $548.86 million +6.5%N/A12.9 $63.97
1/29/20218,060,000 shares $522.69 million -1.1%N/A12.1 $64.85
1/15/20218,150,000 shares $489.41 million -1.0%N/A12.3 $60.05
12/31/20208,230,000 shares $502.85 million +2.4%N/A12.9 $61.10
12/15/20208,040,000 shares $470.02 million -3.6%N/A12.2 $58.46
11/30/20208,340,000 shares $500.40 million +4.4%N/A12.7 $60.00
11/15/20207,990,000 shares $509.76 million +5.3%N/A13 $63.80
10/30/20207,590,000 shares $471.87 million -12.2%N/A12.9 $62.17
10/15/20208,640,000 shares $565.57 million -2.3%N/A14.8 $65.46
9/30/20208,840,000 shares $557.10 million -13.3%N/A14.3 $63.02
9/15/202010,190,000 shares $656.34 million +2.7%N/A16 $64.41
8/31/20209,920,000 shares $672.77 million -6.0%N/A15 $67.82
8/14/202010,550,000 shares $708.75 million -3.7%N/A13.5 $67.18
7/31/202010,950,000 shares $787.85 million +1.2%N/A13.5 $71.95
7/15/202010,820,000 shares $701.79 million +0.1%N/A13 $64.86
6/30/202010,810,000 shares $678.44 million -22.7%N/A12.4 $62.76
6/15/202013,990,000 shares $872.14 million +33.5%N/A14.8 $62.34
5/29/202010,480,000 shares $718.93 million +5.0%N/A10.6 $68.60
5/15/20209,980,000 shares $631.93 million +1.2%N/A10.9 $63.32
4/30/20209,860,000 shares $643.37 million +3.5%N/A11.4 $65.25
4/15/20209,530,000 shares $581.52 million +26.6%N/A11.8 $61.02

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE:QTS) Short Interest FAQ

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What is QTS Realty Trust's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of QTS Realty Trust shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, traders have sold 7,000,000 shares of QTS short.

What is a good short interest ratio for QTS Realty Trust?

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. QTS Realty Trust currently has a short interest ratio of 11.0.

Is QTS Realty Trust's short interest increasing or decreasing?

QTS Realty Trust saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 7,000,000 shares, an increase of 54.9% from the previous total of 4,520,000 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 QTS Realty Trust's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of QTS Realty Trust's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "real estate investment trusts" compare to QTS Realty Trust: Boston Properties, Inc. (0.00%), Duke Realty Co. (0.00%), VICI Properties Inc. (0.00%), UDR, Inc. (0.00%), W. P. Carey Inc. (0.00%), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (1.03%), Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (0.00%), Iron Mountain Incorporated (13.24%), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (0.00%), and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (5.31%).

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. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short QTS Realty Trust stock?

Short selling QTS is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from QTS Realty Trust as its price is falling. QTS Realty Trust's stock is trading up $0.69 today. To short QTS Realty Trust 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 QTS Realty Trust 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 QTS Realty Trust?

A short squeeze for QTS Realty Trust 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 QTS, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is QTS Realty Trust'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 QTS, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2021 by Staff
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