Welltower Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.56 (-0.73 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $75.69
50-Day Range
MA: $72.40
52-Week Range
Now: $75.69
Volume1.19 million shs
Average Volume2.33 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.59 billion
P/E Ratio23.88
Dividend Yield3.25%

Short Interest

Welltower (NYSE:WELL) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume6,540,000 shares
Previous Short Volume7,830,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-16.48%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$493.05 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.8
Last Record DateMarch, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares404,940,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted1.57%
Today's Trading Volume1,190,763 shares
Average Trading Volume2,327,544 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-48.84%

Short Interest Over Time

Welltower (NYSE:WELL) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
3/31/20216,540,000 shares $493.05 million -16.5%N/A2.8 $75.39
3/15/20217,830,000 shares $574.64 million -6.9%N/A3.2 $73.39
2/26/20218,410,000 shares $622.09 million +47.8%N/A3.3 $73.97
2/12/20215,690,000 shares $386.35 million +2.5%N/A2.3 $67.90
1/29/20215,550,000 shares $360.36 million -34.3%N/A2.2 $64.93
1/15/20218,450,000 shares $522.04 million -8.7%N/A3.3 $61.78
12/31/20208,630,000 shares $527.98 million No ChangeN/A3.2 $61.18
12/15/20208,630,000 shares $534.71 million No ChangeN/A3.2 $61.96
11/30/20208,630,000 shares $552.49 million -7.8%N/A3 $64.02
10/30/20209,580,000 shares $628.16 million -19.4%N/A3.4 $65.57
10/15/202011,890,000 shares $642.42 million +3.8%N/A4.4 $54.03
9/30/202011,460,000 shares $621.82 million -3.1%N/A4.2 $54.26
9/15/202011,820,000 shares $629.53 million +5.0%N/A4.4 $53.26
8/31/202011,260,000 shares $669.86 million +10.0%N/A4.1 $59.49
8/14/202010,240,000 shares $595.25 million -1.1%N/A3.3 $58.13
7/31/202010,350,000 shares $578.25 million +1.5%N/A2.9 $55.87
7/15/202010,200,000 shares $546.31 million -13.4%N/A2.7 $53.56
6/30/202011,780,000 shares $605.73 million +1.9%N/A2.9 $51.42
6/15/202011,560,000 shares $621.12 million -6.2%N/A2.5 $53.73
5/29/202012,320,000 shares $608.36 million -1.9%N/A2.3 $49.38
5/15/202012,560,000 shares $636.42 million -1.0%N/A2.4 $50.67
4/30/202012,680,000 shares $657.97 million +5.9%N/A2.6 $51.89
4/15/202011,970,000 shares $503.46 million +6.9%N/A2.7 $42.06
3/31/202011,200,000 shares $493.47 million -22.6%N/A2.7 $44.06
3/13/202014,461,700 shares $818.53 million -3.5%N/A5.7 $56.60

Welltower (NYSE:WELL) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Welltower's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Welltower shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of March 31st, traders have sold 6,540,000 shares of WELL short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Welltower?

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. Welltower currently has a short interest ratio of 3.0.

Is Welltower's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Welltower saw a decline in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,540,000 shares, a decline of 16.5% from the previous total of 7,830,000 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 Welltower's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Welltower's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "specialized reits" compare to Welltower: American Tower Co. (REIT) (0.00%), Public Storage (1.65%), Weyerhaeuser (0.00%), Ventas, Inc. (0.00%), Extra Space Storage Inc. (0.00%), Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (0.00%), Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (0.00%), CubeSmart (0.00%), Life Storage, Inc. (0.00%), and Rayonier 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: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.84 billion), Aon plc ($5.47 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.36 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.99 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.77 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.90 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.43 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.38 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.28 billion), and Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Welltower stock?

Short selling WELL is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Welltower as its price is falling. Welltower's stock is trading down $0.56 today. To short Welltower 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 Welltower 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 Welltower?

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

How often is Welltower'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 WELL, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is March, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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