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DOW   31,535.51
QQQ   323.59
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DOW   31,535.51
QQQ   323.59
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Total Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.35 (+0.75 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $46.75
50-Day Range
MA: $44.08
52-Week Range
Now: $46.75
Volume2.29 million shs
Average Volume2.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$124.03 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield4.98%

Short Interest

Total (NYSE:TOT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume4,890,000 shares
Previous Short Volume4,450,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+9.89%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$226.90 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares2,653,124,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.19%
Today's Trading Volume2,294,401 shares
Average Trading Volume2,652,150 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-13.49%

Short Interest Over Time

Total (NYSE:TOT) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20214,890,000 shares $226.90 million +9.9%0.2%2 $46.40
1/29/20214,450,000 shares $188.41 million -8.8%0.2%1.8 $42.34
1/15/20214,880,000 shares $212.28 million -5.2%0.2%1.9 $43.50
12/31/20205,670,000 shares $256.34 million +20.6%0.2%1.9 $45.21
12/15/20205,670,000 shares $246.53 million +20.6%0.2%1.9 $43.48
11/30/20204,700,000 shares $204.78 million +9.6%0.2%1.5 $43.57
11/15/20204,290,000 shares $180.78 million -4.7%0.2%1.4 $42.14
10/30/20204,500,000 shares $174.60 million +8.4%0.2%1.5 $38.80
10/15/20204,150,000 shares $127.41 million +147.0%0.2%1.5 $30.70
9/30/20201,680,000 shares $57.44 million -68.4%0.1%0.6 $34.19
9/15/20205,310,000 shares $173.64 million +70.2%0.2%2.3 $32.70
8/31/20203,120,000 shares $119.53 million +26.8%0.1%1.5 $38.31
8/14/20202,460,000 shares $96.53 million +7.9%0.1%1.1 $39.24
7/31/20202,280,000 shares $90.06 million -1.7%0.1%1 $39.50
7/15/20202,320,000 shares $87.37 million -15.0%0.1%0.9 $37.66
6/30/20202,730,000 shares $104.42 million +13.8%0.1%0.9 $38.25
6/15/20202,400,000 shares $92.04 million +65.5%0.1%0.7 $38.35
5/29/20201,450,000 shares $56.65 million +53.8%0.1%0.3 $39.07
5/15/2020943,000 shares $35.44 million -41.1%0.0%0.2 $37.58
4/30/20201,600,000 shares $59.62 million +73.9%0.1%0.4 $37.26
4/15/2020920,300 shares $32.04 million -46.8%0.0%0.2 $34.81
3/31/20201,730,000 shares $59.08 million +28.0%0.1%0.5 $34.15
3/13/20201,351,100 shares $49.64 million -37.7%0.1%0.6 $36.74
2/28/20202,170,000 shares $62.50 million +92.0%0.1%0.9 $28.80
2/14/20201,130,000 shares $41.83 million -54.1%0.0%0.6 $37.02

Total (NYSE:TOT) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Total's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Total shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, traders have sold 4,890,000 shares of TOT short. 0.19% of Total's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Total?

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. Total currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Total?

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. 0.19% of Total's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Total's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Total saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 4,890,000 shares, an increase of 9.9% from the previous total of 4,450,000 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 Total's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.19% of Total's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "crude petroleum & natural gas" compare to Total: PetroChina Company Limited (0.19%), CNOOC Limited (0.00%), Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (0.00%), Eni S.p.A. (0.08%), EOG Resources, Inc. (0.00%), Canadian Natural Resources Limited (0.83%), The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (0.00%), Occidental Petroleum Co. (0.00%), Ecopetrol S.A. (0.00%), and Pioneer Natural Resources (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Total stock?

Short selling TOT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Total as its price is falling. Total's stock is trading up $0.35 today. To short Total 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 Total 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 Total?

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

How often is Total'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 TOT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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