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WEC Energy Group Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.77 (-0.93 %)
(As of 03/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $82.26
50-Day Range
MA: $85.68
52-Week Range
Now: $82.26
Volume1.06 million shs
Average Volume1.45 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.95 billion
P/E Ratio22.23
Dividend Yield3.26%

Short Interest

WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,700,000 shares
Previous Short Volume3,890,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-4.88%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$298.37 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.8
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares315,435,000 shares
Float Size314,910,000 shares
Short Percent of Float1.17%
Today's Trading Volume1,060,089 shares
Average Trading Volume1,449,640 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-26.87%

Short Interest Over Time

WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20213,700,000 shares $298.37 million -4.9%1.2%2.8 $80.64
1/29/20213,890,000 shares $334.11 million +13.7%1.2%3 $85.89
1/15/20213,420,000 shares $306.09 million No Change1.1%2.7 $89.50
9/15/20204,510,000 shares $434.36 million +7.1%1.4%3.6 $96.31
8/31/20204,210,000 shares $403.19 million +6.1%1.3%3.1 $95.77
8/14/20203,970,000 shares $371.55 million +8.5%1.3%2.8 $93.59
7/31/20203,660,000 shares $337.85 million -16.1%1.2%2.3 $92.31
7/15/20204,360,000 shares $415.33 million -0.2%1.4%2.6 $95.26
6/30/20204,370,000 shares $408.99 million -14.7%1.4%2.6 $93.59
6/15/20205,120,000 shares $458.19 million +25.2%1.6%2.8 $89.49
5/29/20204,090,000 shares $354.97 million -7.7%1.3%1.9 $86.79
5/15/20204,430,000 shares $406.36 million +4.0%1.4%2 $91.73
4/30/20204,260,000 shares $365.93 million -12.4%1.4%2 $85.90
4/15/20204,860,000 shares $414.66 million -8.1%1.5%2.3 $85.32
3/31/20205,290,000 shares $496.04 million -28.3%1.7%2.5 $93.77
3/13/20207,377,500 shares $724.62 million -3.6%2.3%4.7 $98.22
2/28/20207,650,000 shares $542.31 million -13.3%2.4%4.9 $70.89
2/14/20208,820,000 shares $900.08 million +15.6%2.8%6.2 $102.05
1/31/20207,630,000 shares $765.21 million -8.7%2.4%5.4 $100.29
1/15/20208,360,000 shares $837.59 million -14.9%2.7%5.8 $100.19
12/31/20199,820,000 shares $971.79 million No Change3.1%7.2 $98.96
8/15/201911,651,000 shares $1.10 billion +9.9%3.7%7.1 $94.26

WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is WEC Energy Group's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of WEC Energy Group shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, investors have sold 3,700,000 shares of WEC short. 1.17% of WEC Energy Group's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for WEC Energy 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. WEC Energy Group currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for WEC Energy 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. 1.17% of WEC Energy Group's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is WEC Energy Group's short interest increasing or decreasing?

WEC Energy Group saw a decline in short interest in February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 3,700,000 shares, a decline of 4.9% from the previous total of 3,890,000 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 WEC Energy Group's float size?

WEC Energy Group currently has issued a total of 315,435,000 shares. Some of WEC Energy 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. WEC Energy Group currently has a public float of 314,910,000 shares.

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

1.17% of WEC Energy Group's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "multi-utilities" compare to WEC Energy Group: Dominion Energy, Inc. (0.00%), Sempra Energy (0.00%), Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (0.91%), Consolidated Edison, Inc. (0.00%), DTE Energy (0.00%), PG&E Co. (0.00%), Ameren Co. (0.00%), CMS Energy Co. (0.00%), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (0.00%), and NiSource Inc. (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 WEC Energy Group stock?

Short selling WEC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from WEC Energy Group as its price is falling. WEC Energy Group's stock is trading down $0.77 today. To short WEC Energy 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 WEC Energy 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 WEC Energy Group?

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

How often is WEC Energy 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 WEC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 3/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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