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NYSE:WM

Waste Management Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$119.25
-0.39 (-0.33 %)
(As of 11/27/2020 01:58 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$118.82
Now: $119.25
$119.93
50-Day Range
$106.96
MA: $116.67
$123.38
52-Week Range
$85.34
Now: $119.25
$126.79
Volume41,864 shs
Average Volume2.17 million shs
Market Capitalization$50.40 billion
P/E Ratio31.55
Dividend Yield1.81%
Beta0.72

Short Interest

Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:2,650,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:3,650,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-27.40%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$323.09 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:2.0
Last Record Date:October, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares:424,230,000 shares
Float Size:421,920,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:0.63%
Today's Trading Volume:41,864 shares
Average Trading Volume:2,170,500 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-98.07%



Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
10/30/20202,650,000 $323.09 million -27.4%0.6%1.7$121.92
10/15/20203,650,000 $403.80 million 11.6%0.9%2.4$110.63
9/30/20203,270,000 $377.69 million -12.3%0.0%2.1$115.50
9/15/20203,730,000 $423.84 million -3.1%0.9%2.1$113.63
8/31/20203,850,000 $430.05 million -1.5%0.9%2.1$111.70
8/14/20203,910,000 $444.33 million 12.0%0.9%2$113.64
7/31/20203,490,000 $388.54 million 15.6%0.8%1.7$111.33
7/15/20203,020,000 $330.99 million -5.3%0.7%1.4$109.60
6/30/20203,190,000 $342.22 million -17.8%0.8%1.4$107.28
6/15/20203,880,000 $408.91 million -15.1%0.9%1.5$105.39
5/29/20204,570,000 $463.26 million -12.1%1.1%1.5$101.37
5/15/20205,200,000 $555.10 million 12.1%1.2%1.6$106.75
4/30/20204,640,000 $483.95 million -2.7%1.1%1.4$104.30
4/15/20204,770,000 $479.39 million 24.2%1.1%1.5$100.50
3/31/20203,840,000 $378.16 million -30.1%0.9%1.3$98.48
3/13/20205,495,400 $548.72 million -8.6%1.3%2.8$99.85
2/28/20206,010,000 $528.10 million 30.9%1.4%3.1$87.87
2/14/20204,590,000 $520.78 million -19.9%1.1%2.8$113.46
1/31/20205,730,000 $692.93 million 6.5%1.4%3.6$120.93
1/15/20205,380,000 $672.39 million 8.3%1.3%3.1$124.98
12/31/20194,970,000 $601.37 million -4.6%1.2%2.9$121.00
8/15/20193,507,800 $410.59 million 3.2%0.8%2.1$117.05

Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Waste Management's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Waste Management shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of October 30th, traders have sold 2,650,000 shares of WM short. 0.63% of Waste Management's shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Waste Management?

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. Waste Management currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Waste Management?

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. 0.63% of Waste Management's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Waste Management's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Waste Management saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,650,000 shares, a decline of 27.4% from the previous total of 3,650,000 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 Waste Management's float size?

Waste Management currently has issued a total of 422,606,000 shares. Some of Waste Management'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. Waste Management currently has a public float of 421,920,000 shares.

How does Waste Management's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.63% of Waste Management's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "environmental & facilities services" compare to Waste Management: Republic Services, Inc. (0.76%), Rollins, Inc. (4.99%), Stericycle, Inc. (0.00%), Tetra Tech, Inc. (1.83%), Clean Harbors, Inc. (1.32%), Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (0.00%), ABM Industries Incorporated (2.08%), Covanta Holding Co. (2.58%), US Ecology, Inc. (0.00%), and SP Plus Co. (2.31%).

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. ($4.66 billion), Aon Plc ($3.83 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.33 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.13 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.05 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.85 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($2.80 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.26 billion), Simon Property Group, Inc. ($2.02 billion), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($1.96 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Waste Management stock?

Short selling WM is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Waste Management as its price is falling. Waste Management's stock is trading down $0.39 today. To short Waste Management 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 Waste Management 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 Waste Management?

A short squeeze for Waste Management 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 WM, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Waste Management'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 WM, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is October, 30 2020.


This page was last updated on 11/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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