The Charles Schwab Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.33 (-0.49 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume4.86 million shs
Average Volume7.83 million shs
Market Capitalization$121.81 billion
P/E Ratio28.44
Dividend Yield1.06%

The Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume15,950,000 shares
Previous Short Volume15,620,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+2.11%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.13 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.1
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares1,807,053,000 shares
Float Size1,680,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.95%
Today's Trading Volume4,857,416 shares
Average Trading Volume7,833,654 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-37.99%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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The Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/202115,950,000 shares $1.13 billion +2.1%1.0%2.1 $70.55
6/30/202115,620,000 shares $1.14 billion -5.1%0.9%2.1 $72.81
6/15/202116,450,000 shares $1.19 billion +14.5%1.0%2.2 $72.54
5/28/202114,370,000 shares $1.06 billion -7.4%0.9%2 $73.85
5/14/202115,510,000 shares $1.09 billion +13.5%N/A2.1 $70.43
4/30/202113,660,000 shares $979.56 million +3.0%N/A1.8 $71.71
4/15/202113,260,000 shares $894.25 million -21.3%N/A1.7 $67.44
3/31/202116,850,000 shares $1.09 billion -6.4%N/A2 $64.76
3/15/202118,010,000 shares $1.22 billion -1.0%N/A2.1 $67.65
2/26/202118,200,000 shares $1.15 billion +22.1%N/A2.2 $63.10
2/12/202114,910,000 shares $833.92 million +4.1%N/A1.7 $55.93
1/29/202114,320,000 shares $769.56 million -9.0%N/A1.6 $53.74
1/15/202115,740,000 shares $933.85 million -0.6%N/A1.7 $59.33
12/31/202015,830,000 shares $829.65 million +2.2%N/A1.6 $52.41
12/15/202015,490,000 shares $772.02 million -25.4%N/A1.3 $49.84
11/30/202020,750,000 shares $1.03 billion +1.9%N/A1.7 $49.70
11/15/202020,370,000 shares $937.02 million +11.0%N/A1.7 $46.00
10/30/202018,350,000 shares $739.69 million -22.7%N/A1.6 $40.31
10/15/202023,750,000 shares $881.60 million -70.6%N/A2.2 $37.12
9/30/202080,850,000 shares $2.93 billion +0.8%N/A7.7 $36.23
9/15/202080,250,000 shares $2.79 billion -0.3%7.0%8.6 $34.75
8/31/202080,460,000 shares $2.86 billion +4.7%7.0%8.2 $35.53
8/14/202076,840,000 shares $2.69 billion -2.2%6.7%7.2 $35.05
7/31/202078,600,000 shares $2.61 billion -1.2%6.8%7.2 $33.15
7/15/202079,520,000 shares $2.75 billion +2.0%6.9%7.3 $34.55

Institutional Investors Shorting The Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of The Charles Schwab. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
8/2/2021Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.N/A16,900N/A$1,230.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP9,20055,300+501.1%$66.00
7/31/2021United Asset Strategies Inc.3,0002,000-33.3%$2.00

The Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) Short Interest FAQ

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What is The Charles Schwab's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of The Charles Schwab shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of July 15th, investors have sold 15,950,000 shares of SCHW short. 0.95% of The Charles Schwab's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on The Charles Schwab's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for The Charles Schwab?

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. The Charles Schwab currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for The Charles Schwab

Which institutional investors are shorting The Charles Schwab?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of The Charles Schwab: Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., Cutler Group LP, and United Asset Strategies Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for The Charles Schwab?

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. 0.95% of The Charles Schwab's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is The Charles Schwab's short interest increasing or decreasing?

The Charles Schwab saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 15,950,000 shares, an increase of 2.1% from the previous total of 15,620,000 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 The Charles Schwab's float size?

The Charles Schwab currently has issued a total of 1,807,053,000 shares. Some of The Charles Schwab'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. The Charles Schwab currently has a public float of 1,680,000,000 shares.

How does The Charles Schwab's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.95% of The Charles Schwab's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "investment banking & brokerage" compare to The Charles Schwab: Morgan Stanley (1.30%), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (1.24%), Raymond James (1.45%), LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (1.61%), Stifel Financial Corp. (1.57%), Evercore Inc. (3.16%), Lazard Ltd (2.23%), BGC Partners, Inc. (4.62%), Cowen Inc. (0.00%), and Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (3.66%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.55 billion), Square, Inc. ($7.47 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.40 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($6.82 billion), Aon plc ($5.98 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.10 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.38 billion), AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.41 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short The Charles Schwab stock?

Short selling SCHW is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from The Charles Schwab as its price is falling. The Charles Schwab's stock is trading down $0.33 today. To short The Charles Schwab 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 The Charles Schwab 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 The Charles Schwab?

A short squeeze for The Charles Schwab 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 SCHW, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is The Charles Schwab'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 SCHW, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 8/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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