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DOW   35,258.61
QQQ   372.65
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DOW   35,258.61
QQQ   372.65
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DOW   35,258.61
QQQ   372.65

UnitedHealth Group Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-3.45 (-0.81 %)
(As of 10/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume2.23 million shs
Average Volume2.98 million shs
Market Capitalization$400.38 billion
P/E Ratio28.05
Dividend Yield1.35%

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume6,330,000 shares
Previous Short Volume6,220,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+1.77%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.47 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.5
Last Record DateSeptember, 30 2021
Outstanding Shares942,917,000 shares
Float Size937,500,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.68%
Today's Trading Volume2,229,055 shares
Average Trading Volume2,981,955 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-25.25%

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
9/30/20216,330,000 shares $2.47 billion +1.8%0.7%2.5 $390.74
9/15/20216,220,000 shares $2.60 billion -2.7%0.7%2.3 $417.52
8/31/20216,390,000 shares $2.66 billion -2.3%0.7%2.3 $416.27
8/13/20216,540,000 shares $2.68 billion -0.8%0.7%2.3 $409.67
7/30/20216,590,000 shares $2.72 billion +0.9%0.7%2.3 $412.22
7/15/20216,530,000 shares $2.74 billion +4.3%0.7%2.3 $420.05
6/30/20216,260,000 shares $2.51 billion -2.2%0.7%2.1 $400.44
6/15/20216,400,000 shares $2.56 billion -2.0%0.7%2.3 $400.28
5/28/20216,530,000 shares $2.69 billion -5.1%0.7%2.4 $411.92
5/14/20216,880,000 shares $2.81 billion -2.1%0.7%2.3 $408.56
4/30/20217,030,000 shares $2.82 billion +5.9%0.8%2.3 $401.55
4/15/20216,640,000 shares $2.49 billion -10.8%0.7%2 $375.63
3/31/20217,440,000 shares $2.78 billion +8.1%0.8%2.2 $373.56
3/15/20216,880,000 shares $2.45 billion +28.6%0.7%2 $356.02
2/26/20215,350,000 shares $1.76 billion -12.3%0.6%1.6 $328.87
2/12/20216,100,000 shares $2.03 billion -6.7%0.7%1.9 $333.07
1/29/20216,540,000 shares $2.21 billion +5.1%0.7%2 $338.15
1/15/20216,220,000 shares $2.18 billion -0.5%0.7%1.9 $350.53
12/31/20206,250,000 shares $2.16 billion +0.5%0.7%2 $344.99
12/15/20206,220,000 shares $2.09 billion +7.1%0.7%2 $336.13
11/30/20205,810,000 shares $1.96 billion -2.7%0.6%1.9 $337.94
10/30/20204,880,000 shares $1.48 billion -10.8%0.5%1.7 $303.68
10/15/20205,470,000 shares $1.76 billion +9.2%0.6%2 $321.85
9/30/20205,010,000 shares $1.56 billion -3.5%0.5%1.8 $311.77
9/15/20205,190,000 shares $1.59 billion -6.8%0.6%1.8 $307.23

Institutional Investors Shorting UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH)

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 UnitedHealth Group. 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
10/15/2021Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLCN/A1,200N/A$14.00
10/12/2021Trinity Legacy Partners LLC600100-83.3%$0.00
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A19,373N/A$7,758.00
8/17/2021Wells Fargo & Company MNN/A27,500N/A$11,012.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC6,3006,200-1.6%$2,483.00
8/17/2021Logan Capital Management Inc.N/A10,182N/A$4,077.00
8/17/2021Millennium Management LLC526,900468,000-11.2%$187,406.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A19,373N/A$7,758.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.245,5000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Balyasny Asset Management LLCN/A4,100N/A$1,642.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC512,300739,400+44.3%$296,085.00
8/16/2021Squarepoint Ops LLC40,90097,600+138.6%$39,083.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DE87,300135,400+55.1%$54,219.00
8/16/2021Royal Bank of CanadaN/A200N/A$80.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AG733,900431,600-41.2%$171,820.00
8/16/2021Maven Securities LTD3,00018,100+503.3%$7,248.00
8/16/2021Capula Management Ltd64,20056,800-11.5%$22,745.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.73,00064,900-11.1%$25,989.00
8/16/2021Allianz Asset Management GmbH29,10028,200-3.1%$11,292.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC49,20044,453-9.6%$19,902.00
8/13/2021Lavaca Capital LLCN/A2,900N/A$1,161.00
8/13/2021SpiderRock Advisors LLC7,0006,600-5.7%$2,022.00
8/12/2021Lido Advisors LLCN/A15,800N/A$6,326.00
8/12/2021SG Americas Securities LLC10,90010,400-4.6%$73.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC930159,200+17,018.3%$63,750.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.9,00031,300+247.8%$12,534.00
8/12/2021Capital Fund Management S.A.N/A21,300N/A$8,529.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLCN/A14,000N/A$111.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP1,112,3001,797,800+61.6%$719,910.00
8/10/2021Mission Wealth Management LPN/A500N/A$200.00
8/10/2021BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA9521,177+23.6%$47,132.00
8/10/2021Citigroup Inc.59,00060,800+3.1%$24,347.00
8/10/2021Credit Agricole S A10,00010,000No Change$4,004.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC120,000141,300+17.8%$56,252.00
8/6/2021IMC Chicago LLC97,400155,700+59.9%$62,349.00
8/6/2021Gladius Capital Management LP81,6009,500-88.4%$3,805.00
8/2/2021Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.5,3007,800+47.2%$3,123.00
7/31/2021Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors LLC500500No Change$200.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP1,0002,800+180.0%$27.00
7/31/2021MAI Capital Management500500No Change$200.00
7/24/2021Trinity Legacy Partners LLC800600-25.0%$2.00

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Short Interest FAQ

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is UnitedHealth Group's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of UnitedHealth Group shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 30th, investors have sold 6,330,000 shares of UNH short. 0.68% of UnitedHealth Group's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on UnitedHealth Group's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for UnitedHealth Group?

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. UnitedHealth Group currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for UnitedHealth Group

Which institutional investors are shorting UnitedHealth Group?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of UnitedHealth Group: Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, Trinity Legacy Partners LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Walleye Trading LLC, Logan Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse AG, Maven Securities LTD, Capula Management Ltd, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Lavaca Capital LLC, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Lido Advisors LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Capital Fund Management S.A., HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Mission Wealth Management LP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Citigroup Inc., Credit Agricole S A, Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors LLC, Cutler Group LP, MAI Capital Management, and Trinity Legacy Partners LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for UnitedHealth Group?

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. 0.68% of UnitedHealth Group's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is UnitedHealth Group's short interest increasing or decreasing?

UnitedHealth Group saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,330,000 shares, an increase of 1.8% from the previous total of 6,220,000 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 UnitedHealth Group's float size?

UnitedHealth Group currently has issued a total of 942,917,000 shares. Some of UnitedHealth Group'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. UnitedHealth Group currently has a public float of 937,500,000 shares.

How does UnitedHealth Group's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.68% of UnitedHealth Group's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "medical" compare to UnitedHealth Group: Johnson & Johnson (0.00%), Roche Holding AG (0.00%), Novo Nordisk A/S (0.14%), Pfizer Inc. (0.00%), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (0.65%), Eli Lilly and Company (0.81%), Abbott Laboratories (0.64%), Merck & Co., Inc. (0.00%), AbbVie Inc. (0.78%), and Novartis AG (0.25%).

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. ($7.35 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.68 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.48 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($3.73 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.10 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Match Group, Inc. ($2.83 billion), and DoorDash, Inc. ($2.54 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short UnitedHealth Group stock?

Short selling UNH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from UnitedHealth Group as its price is falling. UnitedHealth Group's stock is trading down $3.45 today. To short UnitedHealth Group 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 UnitedHealth Group 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 UnitedHealth Group?

A short squeeze for UnitedHealth Group 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 UNH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is UnitedHealth Group'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 UNH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is September, 30 2021.

This page was last updated on 10/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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