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Square Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-7.92 (-4.26 %)
(As of 10/21/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $177.82
50-Day Range
MA: $162.96
52-Week Range
Now: $177.82
Volume10.43 million shs
Average Volume12.78 million shs
Market Capitalization$78.87 billion
P/E Ratio286.81
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

Square (NYSE:SQ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:24,210,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:27,940,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-13.35%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$4.61 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:September, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:336,270,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:10,431,219 shares
Average Trading Volume:12,778,380 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-18.37%

Square (NYSE:SQ) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/30/202024,210,000 $4.61 billion -13.4%0.0%2.2$190.47
9/15/202027,940,000 $4.41 billion 6.7%0.0%2.2$157.72
8/31/202026,190,000 $3.69 billion -1.3%0.0%2$140.81
8/14/202026,530,000 $4.42 billion -2.0%0.0%2$166.66
7/31/202027,070,000 $4.07 billion -2.0%0.0%2$150.52
7/15/202027,610,000 $3.59 billion -2.5%0.0%2$129.85
6/30/202028,320,000 $3.44 billion -11.6%0.0%1.9$121.41
6/15/202032,020,000 $3.73 billion -8.0%0.0%2.2$116.34
5/29/202034,800,000 $3.51 billion -7.5%0.0%2.2$100.88
5/15/202037,630,000 $3.05 billion 1.8%0.0%2.2$81.08
4/30/202036,950,000 $2.99 billion 6.4%0.0%2.3$81.02
4/15/202034,740,000 $2.60 billion 18.2%0.0%2.3$74.90
3/31/202029,380,000 $1.82 billion 13.8%0.0%2.1$62.01
3/13/202025,814,700 $1.53 billion -14.0%0.0%3$59.21
2/28/202030,010,000 $1.20 billion -12.0%0.0%3.5$40.01
2/14/202034,090,000 $2.29 billion 1.1%0.0%4.9$67.24
1/31/202033,720,000 $2.58 billion 15.7%0.0%4.8$76.59
1/15/202029,140,000 $2.33 billion -3.7%0.0%4.1$79.88
12/31/201930,260,000 $2.15 billion -11.1%0.0%4.4$71.14
9/15/201934,710,000 $2.11 billion 4.4%10.3%3.9$60.80
8/15/201931,853,200 $2.00 billion -4.5%10.7%3.6$62.80

Square (NYSE:SQ) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Square's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Square shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of September 30th, investors have sold 24,210,000 shares of SQ short. 0.00% of Square's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Square?

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. Square currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Square's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Square saw a drop in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 24,210,000 shares, a drop of 13.4% from the previous total of 27,940,000 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 Square's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Square's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "prepackaged software" compare to Square: Adobe Inc. (0.92%), salesforce.com, inc. (0.00%), Oracle Co. (1.23%), SAP SE (0.23%), Shopify Inc. (0.00%), ServiceNow Inc (0.00%), Intuit Inc. (1.02%), VMware, Inc. (8.53%), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (1.25%), and Autodesk, Inc. (0.95%).

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 ($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 Square stock?

Short selling SQ is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Square as its price is falling. Square's stock is trading down $7.92 today. To short Square 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 Square 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 Square?

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

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

This page was last updated on 10/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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