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NYSE:WMB

The Williams Companies Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$23.84
+0.25 (+1.06 %)
(As of 03/2/2021 03:46 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$23.59
Now: $23.84
$23.95
50-Day Range
$21.21
MA: $22.28
$23.91
52-Week Range
$8.41
Now: $23.84
$24.10
Volume348,351 shs
Average Volume9.10 million shs
Market Capitalization$28.94 billion
P/E Ratio216.75
Dividend Yield7.01%
Beta1.72

Short Interest

The Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume22,840,000 shares
Previous Short Volume20,720,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+10.23%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$521.67 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.4
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares1,210,000,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted1.88%
Today's Trading Volume348,351 shares
Average Trading Volume9,103,771 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-96.17%

Short Interest Over Time


The Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/202122,840,000 shares $521.67 million +10.2%N/A2.4 $22.84
1/29/202120,720,000 shares $472.62 million -14.1%N/A2.2 $22.81
1/15/202124,130,000 shares $517.83 million -1.8%N/A2.5 $21.46
12/31/202023,180,000 shares $498.60 million +8.5%N/A2.4 $21.51
12/15/202023,180,000 shares $480.06 million +8.5%N/A2.4 $20.71
11/30/202021,370,000 shares $452.19 million -0.4%N/A2.2 $21.16
10/30/202022,380,000 shares $448.50 million +1.2%N/A2.5 $20.04
10/15/202022,110,000 shares $429.38 million -7.7%N/A2.5 $19.42
9/30/202023,960,000 shares $465.30 million +31.9%N/A2.7 $19.42
9/15/202018,170,000 shares $363.04 million +0.9%N/A2.1 $19.98
8/31/202018,010,000 shares $366.32 million -3.5%N/A2.1 $20.34
8/14/202018,660,000 shares $391.11 million +1.1%N/A2.1 $20.96
7/31/202018,450,000 shares $411.99 million -1.9%N/A2 $22.33
7/15/202018,810,000 shares $359.84 million +3.4%N/A1.9 $19.13
6/30/202018,190,000 shares $349.43 million -6.0%N/A1.6 $19.21
6/15/202019,360,000 shares $365.71 million -7.3%N/A1.5 $18.89
5/29/202020,880,000 shares $393.38 million -1.9%N/A1.3 $18.84
5/15/202021,280,000 shares $434.75 million -15.2%N/A1.2 $20.43
4/30/202025,100,000 shares $513.80 million +5.7%N/A1.4 $20.47
4/15/202023,750,000 shares $463.84 million +19.7%N/A1.3 $19.53
3/31/202019,840,000 shares $362.68 million -12.7%N/A1.2 $18.28
3/13/202022,727,500 shares $377.05 million -10.7%N/A1.8 $16.59
2/28/202025,460,000 shares $283.88 million +3.1%N/A2 $11.15
2/14/202024,690,000 shares $402.20 million -3.9%N/A2.2 $16.29
1/31/202025,700,000 shares $493.95 million -0.2%N/A2.3 $19.22

The Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) Short Interest FAQ

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What is The Williams Companies' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of The Williams Companies shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of February 12th, investors have sold 22,840,000 shares of WMB short.

What is a good short interest ratio for The Williams Companies?

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. The Williams Companies currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is The Williams Companies' short interest increasing or decreasing?

The Williams Companies saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 22,840,000 shares, an increase of 10.2% from the previous total of 20,720,000 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 The Williams Companies' short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of The Williams Companies' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "oil & gas storage & transportation" compare to The Williams Companies: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (2.01%), Cheniere Energy, Inc. (1.66%), Targa Resources Corp. (1.19%), Frontline Ltd. (7.30%), Golar LNG Limited (8.06%), Scorpio Tankers Inc. (10.26%), Golden Ocean Group Limited (0.51%), SFL Co. Ltd. (0.00%), GasLog Ltd. (14.02%), and Nordic American Tankers 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: 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 The Williams Companies stock?

Short selling WMB is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from The Williams Companies as its price is falling. The Williams Companies' stock is trading up $0.25 today. To short The Williams Companies 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 The Williams Companies 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 The Williams Companies?

A short squeeze for The Williams Companies 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 WMB, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is The Williams Companies' 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 WMB, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.



This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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