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Verizon Communications Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.45 (+0.80 %)
(As of 10/29/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $56.76
50-Day Range
MA: $59.05
52-Week Range
Now: $56.76
Volume19.04 million shs
Average Volume16.95 million shs
Market Capitalization$234.88 billion
P/E Ratio12.31
Dividend Yield4.46%

Short Interest

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:28,820,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:27,020,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+6.66%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.65 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:October, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:4,138,054,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.00%
Today's Trading Volume:19,038,735 shares
Average Trading Volume:16,952,402 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:12.31%

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/15/202028,820,000 $1.65 billion 6.7%0.0%2.1$57.38
9/30/202027,020,000 $1.60 billion -9.5%0.0%2$59.36
9/15/202029,860,000 $1.77 billion -0.7%0.0%2.1$59.39
8/31/202030,060,000 $1.79 billion -0.9%0.0%2.1$59.45
8/14/202030,330,000 $1.79 billion -4.0%0.0%2.1$59.16
7/31/202031,600,000 $1.86 billion 2.0%0.0%2$58.90
7/15/202030,980,000 $1.78 billion -7.9%0.0%1.9$57.48
6/30/202033,620,000 $1.91 billion 6.3%0.0%2$56.85
6/15/202031,630,000 $1.73 billion 9.9%0.0%1.8$54.69
5/29/202028,770,000 $1.55 billion -6.3%0.0%1.4$53.93
5/15/202030,700,000 $1.76 billion -4.4%0.0%1.4$57.38
4/30/202032,120,000 $1.77 billion -8.7%0.0%1.5$55.14
4/15/202035,160,000 $1.98 billion 2.4%0.0%1.6$56.40
3/31/202034,350,000 $1.99 billion -13.2%0.0%1.6$57.93
3/13/202039,553,300 $2.27 billion -7.2%1.0%2.6$57.44
2/28/202042,630,000 $2.14 billion 21.6%1.0%2.8$50.31
2/14/202035,060,000 $1.98 billion -5.5%0.9%2.7$56.52
1/31/202037,090,000 $2.12 billion 7.9%0.9%3.1$57.14
1/15/202034,370,000 $2.02 billion -11.1%0.8%3$58.69
12/31/201938,660,000 $2.33 billion 6.2%0.9%3.4$60.28

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 October 15th, traders have sold 28,820,000 shares of VZ short. 0.00% of Verizon Communications' shares are currently sold short. View details.

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 2.0.

Is Verizon Communications' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Verizon Communications saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 28,820,000 shares, an increase of 6.7% from the previous total of 27,020,000 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. (1.76%), SoftBank Group Corp. (0.00%), China Mobile Limited (0.00%), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Co. (0.00%), América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (0.00%), BCE Inc. (0.38%), VIVENDI SA/ADR (0.00%), Orange S.A. (0.00%), Swisscom AG (0.00%), and China Telecom Co. Limited (0.12%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Charter Communications Inc ($4.68 billion), Aon Plc ($3.70 billion), Clorox Co ($2.93 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.88 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.75 billion), Snap Inc. ($2.72 billion), Kroger Co ($2.21 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($1.94 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($1.93 billion), and Datadog, Inc. ($1.83 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 $0.45 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 appreciates 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 October, 15 2020.

This page was last updated on 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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