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DOW   35,911.81 (-0.56%)
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DOW   35,911.81 (-0.56%)

Synchrony Financial Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.79 (-1.60%)
(As of 01/14/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
6.24 million shs
Average Volume
4.99 million shs
Market Capitalization
$26.64 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
Previous Short Volume
Change Vs. Previous Month
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$688.43 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
Last Record Date
December, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares
Float Size
Short Percent of Float
Today's Trading Volume
Average Trading Volume
Today's Volume Vs. Average
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Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
12/31/202114,840,000 shares $688.43 million -2.8%2.7%2.9 $46.39
12/15/202115,270,000 shares $713.41 million +5.6%2.8%3 $46.72
11/30/202114,460,000 shares $647.66 million -0.9%2.7%2.9 $44.79
11/15/202114,590,000 shares $731.40 million -2.2%2.7%3 $50.13
10/29/202114,920,000 shares $693.03 million +37.9%2.7%3 $46.45
10/15/202110,820,000 shares $542.95 million +16.5%2.0%2.2 $50.18
9/30/20219,290,000 shares $454.10 million -2.0%1.6%1.9 $48.88
9/15/20219,480,000 shares $457.32 million -16.3%1.7%1.9 $48.24
8/31/202111,330,000 shares $563.67 million +8.0%2.0%2.2 $49.75
8/13/202110,490,000 shares $543.49 million -16.9%1.9%2.1 $51.81
7/30/202112,620,000 shares $593.39 million +15.0%2.2%2.4 $47.02
7/15/202110,970,000 shares $523.49 million -1.4%1.9%1.9 $47.72
6/30/202111,130,000 shares $540.03 million -1.4%1.9%2 $48.52
6/15/202111,290,000 shares $565.06 million -4.0%2.0%1.9 $50.05
5/28/202111,760,000 shares $557.54 million +0.2%2.0%1.9 $47.41
5/14/202111,740,000 shares $531.47 million +8.3%2.0%1.8 $45.27
4/30/202110,840,000 shares $481.73 million +15.2%1.9%1.7 $44.44
4/15/20219,410,000 shares $390.52 million -27.5%1.6%1.4 $41.50
3/31/202112,970,000 shares $532.55 million -27.6%2.2%1.9 $41.06
3/15/202117,910,000 shares $764.76 million +3.8%3.1%2.8 $42.70
2/26/202117,250,000 shares $673.10 million +9.3%3.0%2.9 $39.02
2/12/202115,780,000 shares $588.28 million +46.4%2.7%2.9 $37.28
1/29/202110,780,000 shares $386.89 million -10.2%1.9%2 $35.89
1/15/202112,000,000 shares $466.92 million +22.2%2.1%2.4 $38.91
12/31/20209,820,000 shares $336.73 million -9.9%1.7%2.1 $34.29

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is Synchrony Financial's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Synchrony Financial shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of December 31st, traders have sold 14,840,000 shares of SYF short. 2.72% of Synchrony Financial's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Synchrony Financial's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Synchrony Financial?

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. Synchrony Financial currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Synchrony Financial

Which institutional investors are shorting Synchrony Financial?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Synchrony Financial: Centiva Capital LP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Jane Street Group LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Centiva Capital LP, Point72 Hong Kong Ltd, Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, Caas Capital Management LP, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., Wolverine Trading LLC, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., CenterStar Asset Management LLC, and SG Americas Securities LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Synchrony Financial?

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. 2.72% of Synchrony Financial's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Synchrony Financial's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Synchrony Financial saw a decrease in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 14,840,000 shares, a decrease of 2.8% from the previous total of 15,270,000 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 Synchrony Financial's float size?

Synchrony Financial currently has issued a total of 547,259,000 shares. Some of Synchrony Financial'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. Synchrony Financial currently has a public float of 544,860,000 shares.

How does Synchrony Financial's short interest compare to its competitors?

2.72% of Synchrony Financial's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "nondepository credit institutions" compare to Synchrony Financial: Zurich Insurance Group AG (0.00%), CCUR Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), Coinbase Global, Inc. (2.41%), Lufax Holding Ltd (0.00%), SoFi Technologies, Inc. (0.00%), Hargreaves Lansdown plc (0.00%), Upstart Holdings, Inc. (9.08%), SBI Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (1.25%), and Mr. Cooper Group Inc. (2.96%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: S&P Global Inc. ($9.39 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($9.08 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($7.16 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($4.05 billion), Lucid Group Inc ($3.43 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($3.11 billion), Rivian ($3.05 billion), Datadog, Inc. ($2.76 billion), Zscaler, Inc. ($2.55 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($1.99 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Synchrony Financial stock?

Short selling SYF is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Synchrony Financial as its price is falling. Synchrony Financial's stock is trading down $0.79 today. To short Synchrony Financial 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 Synchrony Financial 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 Synchrony Financial?

A short squeeze for Synchrony Financial 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 SYF, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Synchrony Financial'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 SYF, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is December, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 1/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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