Verizon Communications Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.03 (+0.05 %)
(As of 08/2/2021 12:16 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume396,856 shs
Average Volume17.95 million shs
Market Capitalization$231.06 billion
P/E Ratio11.55
Dividend Yield4.50%

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume50,280,000 shares
Previous Short Volume47,840,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+5.10%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.84 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover3.1
Last Record DateJuly, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares4,140,116,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted1.21%
Today's Trading Volume396,856 shares
Average Trading Volume17,953,043 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-97.79%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
7/15/202150,280,000 shares $2.84 billion +5.1%N/A3.1 $56.55
6/30/202147,840,000 shares $2.68 billion +0.7%N/A2.9 $56.03
6/15/202147,520,000 shares $2.72 billion -1.9%N/A2.9 $57.29
5/28/202148,420,000 shares $2.74 billion +11.1%N/A2.8 $56.49
5/14/202143,600,000 shares $2.56 billion +8.5%N/A2.4 $58.81
4/30/202140,190,000 shares $2.30 billion -11.6%N/A2.1 $57.32
4/15/202145,460,000 shares $2.62 billion -4.3%N/A2.3 $57.70
3/31/202147,500,000 shares $2.78 billion +0.3%N/A2.3 $58.59
3/15/202147,340,000 shares $2.63 billion +0.2%N/A2.3 $55.63
2/26/202147,260,000 shares $2.67 billion +7.0%N/A2.5 $56.50
2/12/202144,190,000 shares $2.41 billion +5.6%N/A2.5 $54.60
1/29/202141,840,000 shares $2.32 billion +5.4%N/A2.5 $55.37
1/15/202139,690,000 shares $2.26 billion +9.7%N/A2.4 $57.04
12/31/202036,180,000 shares $2.10 billion +8.1%N/A2.3 $58.14
12/15/202033,480,000 shares $2.01 billion +6.2%N/A2.3 $59.98
11/30/202031,520,000 shares $1.91 billion -3.7%N/A2.2 $60.58
10/30/202033,460,000 shares $1.90 billion +16.1%N/A2.3 $56.76
10/15/202028,820,000 shares $1.68 billion +6.7%N/A2.1 $58.43
9/30/202027,020,000 shares $1.61 billion -9.5%N/A2 $59.49
9/15/202029,860,000 shares $1.81 billion -0.7%N/A2.1 $60.60
8/31/202030,060,000 shares $1.78 billion -0.9%N/A2.1 $59.27
8/14/202030,330,000 shares $1.78 billion -4.0%N/A2.1 $58.79
7/31/202031,600,000 shares $1.82 billion +2.0%N/A2 $57.48
7/15/202030,980,000 shares $1.71 billion -7.9%N/A1.9 $55.06
6/30/202033,620,000 shares $1.85 billion +6.3%N/A2 $55.13

Institutional Investors Shorting Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)

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 Verizon Communications. 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
8/2/2021Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.20,00036,000+80.0%$2,017.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP124,30051,800-58.3%$61.00

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Verizon Communications' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Verizon Communications shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of July 15th, investors have sold 50,280,000 shares of VZ short. Learn More on Verizon Communications' current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Verizon Communications?

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. Verizon Communications currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Verizon Communications

Which institutional investors are shorting Verizon Communications?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Verizon Communications: Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Is Verizon Communications' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Verizon Communications saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 50,280,000 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the previous total of 47,840,000 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 Verizon Communications' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Verizon Communications' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "telephone communication, except radio" compare to Verizon Communications: AT&T Inc. (1.47%), SoftBank Group Corp. (0.00%), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co. (0.00%), América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (0.26%), BCE Inc. (0.49%), Vivendi SE (0.00%), Telstra Co. Limited (0.00%), Swisscom AG (0.00%), Orange S.A. (0.00%), and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (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: 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 Verizon Communications stock?

Short selling VZ is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Verizon Communications as its price is falling. Verizon Communications' stock is trading up $0.03 today. To short Verizon Communications 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 Verizon Communications 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 Verizon Communications?

A short squeeze for Verizon Communications 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 VZ, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Verizon Communications' 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 VZ, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is July, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 8/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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