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Walmart (WMT) Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$175.41
+1.71 (+0.98%)
(As of 02/22/2024 ET)

Walmart Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
11,610,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
12,380,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
-6.22%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$1.92 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
1.5
Last Record Date
January 31, 2024
Outstanding Shares
2,692,230,000 shares
Float Size
1,440,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
0.81%
Today's Trading Volume
8,867,782 shares
Average Trading Volume
6,834,583 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
130%
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Walmart Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/31/202411,610,000 shares $1.92 billion -6.2%0.8%1.5 $165.22
1/15/202412,380,000 shares $2.00 billion +8.6%0.9%1.6 $161.32
12/31/202311,400,000 shares $1.80 billion -14.6%0.8%1.5 $157.65
12/15/202313,350,000 shares $2.04 billion +27.8%0.9%1.8 $152.83
11/30/202310,450,000 shares $1.63 billion -25.0%0.7%1.5 $155.59
11/15/202313,930,000 shares $2.36 billion -5.4%1.0%2.3 $169.74
10/31/202314,720,000 shares $2.41 billion -4.8%1.0%2.6 $163.43
10/15/202315,460,000 shares $2.47 billion -5.0%1.1%2.8 $159.83
9/30/202316,270,000 shares $2.60 billion +3.5%1.1%3 $159.93
9/15/202315,720,000 shares $2.59 billion +10.9%1.1%3 $164.64
8/31/202314,170,000 shares $2.30 billion +2.8%1.0%2.7 $162.61
8/15/202313,790,000 shares $2.20 billion +17.2%1.0%2.4 $159.18
7/31/202311,770,000 shares $1.88 billion -12.3%0.8%2.1 $159.86
7/15/202313,420,000 shares $2.08 billion -6.8%0.9%2.4 $154.66
6/30/202314,400,000 shares $2.26 billion -11.1%1.0%2.5 $157.19
6/15/202316,190,000 shares $2.55 billion +11.3%1.1%2.7 $157.78
5/31/202314,550,000 shares $2.14 billion +7.3%1.0%2.2 $146.87
5/15/202313,560,000 shares $2.06 billion +24.2%1.0%2 $151.88
4/30/202310,920,000 shares $1.65 billion -11.0%0.8%1.7 $150.97
4/15/202312,270,000 shares $1.82 billion +20.5%0.9%1.9 $148.48
3/31/202310,180,000 shares $1.50 billion +2.2%0.7%1.6 $147.45
3/15/20239,960,000 shares $1.39 billion -21.0%0.7%1.6 $139.64
2/28/202312,600,000 shares $1.79 billion +0.6%0.9%2.1 $142.13
2/15/202312,530,000 shares $1.84 billion +19.9%0.9%2.1 $146.57
1/31/202310,450,000 shares $1.50 billion -11.4%0.8%1.7 $143.87
1/15/202311,790,000 shares $1.71 billion -3.8%0.8%1.9 $145.29
12/30/202212,260,000 shares $1.74 billion -4.4%0.9%2 $141.79
12/15/202212,820,000 shares $1.86 billion No Change0.9%2 $145.36
11/30/202212,820,000 shares $1.95 billion +8.6%0.9%2 $152.42
11/15/202211,810,000 shares $1.74 billion -3.4%N/A1.8 $147.44
10/31/202212,220,000 shares $1.74 billion +3.8%0.9%1.8 $142.33
10/15/202211,770,000 shares $1.54 billion -19.4%N/A1.5 $130.43
9/30/202214,610,000 shares $1.89 billion -4.8%1.0%1.9 $129.70
9/15/202215,340,000 shares $2.05 billion +3.6%1.1%1.9 $133.47
8/31/202214,810,000 shares $1.96 billion -3.5%N/A1.8 $132.55
8/15/202215,350,000 shares $2.04 billion +1.3%1.1%1.8 $132.60
7/31/202215,150,000 shares $2.00 billion +12.5%1.1%1.5 $132.05
7/15/202213,470,000 shares $1.74 billion +10.6%1.0%1.5 $129.07
6/30/202212,180,000 shares $1.48 billion -7.1%0.9%1.3 $121.58
6/15/202213,110,000 shares $1.57 billion +5.4%0.9%1.4 $119.38













WMT Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walmart's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Walmart shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of January 31st, traders have sold 11,610,000 shares of WMT short. 0.81% of Walmart's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Walmart's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for Walmart?

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. WMT shares currently have a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on Walmart's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Walmart?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Walmart: Readystate Asset Management LP, GTS Securities LLC, Barclays PLC, Wolverine Trading LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., HAP Trading LLC, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd, Citadel Advisors LLC, CMT Capital Markets Trading GmbH, Royal Bank of Canada, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Balyasny Asset Management L.P., Nomura Holdings Inc., Verition Fund Management LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., PEAK6 Investments LLC, Optiver Holding B.V., Eisler Capital US LLC, Eisler Capital UK Ltd., Timelo Investment Management Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Hsbc Holdings PLC, IMC Chicago LLC, One River Asset Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, UBS Group AG, Baader Bank Aktiengesellschaft, BNP Paribas Financial Markets, Gladius Capital Management LP, Concourse Financial Group Securities Inc., CTC LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, XR Securities LLC, Wolverine Asset Management LLC, Portman Square Capital LLP, Cutler Group LLC CA, SG Americas Securities LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, One River Asset Management LLC, and Citigroup Inc.. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for Walmart?

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. 0.81% of Walmart's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Walmart's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Walmart saw a decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 11,610,000 shares, a decline of 6.2% from the previous total of 12,380,000 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 Walmart's float size?

Walmart currently has issued a total of 2,692,230,000 shares. Some of Walmart'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. Walmart currently has a public float of 1,440,000,000 shares.

How does Walmart's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.81% of Walmart's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sector of "retail/wholesale" compare to Walmart: Costco Wholesale Co. (1.30%), The Home Depot, Inc. (1.05%), McDonald's Co. (1.10%), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (1.72%), PDD Holdings Inc. (2.03%), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (1.42%), Booking Holdings Inc. (1.98%), Amazon.com, Inc. (0.72%), PriceSmart, Inc. (4.56%), Target Co. (1.57%),

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: T-Mobile US, Inc. ($4.48 billion), General Motors ($3.85 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.38 billion), Occidental Petroleum Co. ($3.00 billion), Super Micro Computer, Inc. ($2.66 billion), Tractor Supply ($2.37 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.25 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($2.11 billion), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ($2.06 billion), and Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. ($1.67 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Walmart stock?

Short selling WMT is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Walmart as its price is falling. WMT shares are trading up $1.71 today. To short a 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 a stock 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 Walmart?

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

How often is Walmart'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 WMT, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 31 2024.



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This page (NYSE:WMT) was last updated on 2/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff