Square Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-2.01 (-0.76 %)
(As of 07/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume5.88 million shs
Average Volume6.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$119.30 billion
P/E Ratio369.01
Dividend YieldN/A

Square (NYSE:SQ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume31,750,000 shares
Previous Short Volume31,970,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-0.69%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$7.47 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.7
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares455,370,000 shares
Float Size385,350,000 shares
Short Percent of Float8.24%
Today's Trading Volume5,880,692 shares
Average Trading Volume6,416,207 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-8.35%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Square (NYSE:SQ) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/202131,750,000 shares $7.47 billion -0.7%8.2%3.7 $235.16
6/30/202131,970,000 shares $7.79 billion +1.7%8.3%3.5 $243.80
6/15/202131,450,000 shares $7.16 billion +0.6%8.2%3.1 $227.75
5/28/202131,250,000 shares $6.95 billion -4.1%8.1%3.1 $222.52
5/14/202132,580,000 shares $6.42 billion +3.2%N/A2.8 $197.13
4/30/202131,580,000 shares $7.82 billion -3.7%N/A2.8 $247.76
4/15/202132,780,000 shares $8.47 billion -0.2%N/A2.9 $258.40
3/31/202132,860,000 shares $6.99 billion -1.1%N/A3 $212.83
3/15/202133,210,000 shares $8.04 billion +5.1%N/A3.1 $242.11
2/26/202131,600,000 shares $7.18 billion -1.8%N/A3 $227.11
2/12/202132,170,000 shares $8.55 billion +11.0%N/A3.3 $265.93
1/29/202128,980,000 shares $6.37 billion 0.0%N/A2.9 $219.91
1/15/202128,990,000 shares $6.75 billion +6.2%N/A3 $232.79
12/31/202027,310,000 shares $6.04 billion -4.8%N/A2.9 $221.04
12/15/202028,690,000 shares $6.19 billion +7.3%N/A3.1 $215.86
11/30/202026,740,000 shares $5.68 billion +1.8%N/A2.8 $212.52
11/15/202026,270,000 shares $4.65 billion +1.4%N/A2.7 $177.19
10/30/202025,920,000 shares $4.40 billion -0.4%N/A2.6 $169.86
10/15/202026,030,000 shares $4.88 billion +7.5%N/A2.5 $187.49
9/30/202024,210,000 shares $3.94 billion -13.4%N/A2.2 $162.55
9/15/202027,940,000 shares $4.32 billion +6.7%N/A2.2 $154.50
8/31/202026,190,000 shares $4.18 billion -1.3%N/A2 $159.56
8/14/202026,530,000 shares $3.77 billion -2.0%N/A2 $141.96
7/31/202027,070,000 shares $3.52 billion -2.0%N/A2 $129.85
7/15/202027,610,000 shares $3.37 billion -2.5%N/A2 $122.20

Institutional Investors Shorting Square (NYSE:SQ)

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 Square. 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
7/26/2021XR Securities LLC14,80013,800-6.8%$167.00
7/21/2021CTC LLC8,10614,730+81.7%$358,983.00

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 July 15th, investors have sold 31,750,000 shares of SQ short. 8.24% of Square's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Square's current short interest.

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 4.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Square

Which institutional investors are shorting Square?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Square: XR Securities LLC, and CTC LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Square?

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. 8.24% of Square's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Square's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Square saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 31,750,000 shares, a drop of 0.7% from the previous total of 31,970,000 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 Square's float size?

Square currently has issued a total of 455,370,000 shares. Some of Square'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. Square currently has a public float of 385,350,000 shares.

How does Square's short interest compare to its competitors?

8.24% 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. (1.04%), Oracle Co. (2.34%), salesforce.com, inc. (0.00%), Shopify Inc. (1.52%), SAP SE (0.20%), Intuit Inc. (0.89%), ServiceNow, Inc. (0.00%), Snowflake Inc. (4.75%), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (1.36%), and Twilio Inc. (2.56%).

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 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 $2.01 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 increases 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 July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 7/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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