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S&P 500   4,471.37
DOW   35,294.76
QQQ   368.94
S&P 500   4,471.37
DOW   35,294.76
QQQ   368.94
S&P 500   4,471.37
DOW   35,294.76
QQQ   368.94

Walmart Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.68 (+0.49 %)
(As of 10/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume6.91 million shs
Average Volume8.13 million shs
Market Capitalization$391.92 billion
P/E Ratio39.59
Dividend Yield1.57%

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume14,360,000 shares
Previous Short Volume16,540,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-13.18%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$2.00 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.0
Last Record DateSeptember, 30 2021
Outstanding Shares2,788,498,000 shares
Float Size1,460,000,000 shares
Short Percent of Float0.98%
Today's Trading Volume6,912,387 shares
Average Trading Volume8,128,488 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-14.96%

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
9/30/202114,360,000 shares $2.00 billion -13.2%1.0%2 $139.38
9/15/202116,540,000 shares $2.39 billion -4.6%1.1%2.2 $144.55
8/31/202117,340,000 shares $2.57 billion -2.0%1.2%2.3 $148.10
8/13/202117,700,000 shares $2.65 billion -9.3%1.2%2.3 $149.53
7/30/202119,510,000 shares $2.78 billion +4.4%1.4%2.6 $142.55
7/15/202118,680,000 shares $2.65 billion +22.3%1.3%2.5 $141.66
6/30/202115,280,000 shares $2.15 billion -1.4%1.1%2 $141.02
6/15/202115,500,000 shares $2.17 billion +15.4%1.1%2 $140.00
5/28/202113,430,000 shares $1.91 billion -10.5%0.9%1.7 $142.03
5/14/202115,010,000 shares $2.07 billion +16.5%1.1%1.7 $138.24
4/30/202112,890,000 shares $1.80 billion -13.6%0.9%1.4 $139.63
4/15/202114,910,000 shares $2.08 billion +8.7%1.0%1.6 $139.32
3/31/202113,720,000 shares $1.86 billion -4.9%1.0%1.5 $135.74
3/15/202114,420,000 shares $1.93 billion -5.9%1.0%1.5 $134.12
2/26/202115,330,000 shares $2.02 billion +26.4%1.1%1.7 $131.95
2/12/202112,130,000 shares $1.75 billion -19.4%0.9%1.5 $144.02
1/29/202115,040,000 shares $2.16 billion +0.2%1.0%2 $143.75
1/15/202115,010,000 shares $2.21 billion +8.8%1.0%2.1 $146.97
12/31/202013,800,000 shares $1.99 billion -3.8%1.0%2 $144.18
12/15/202014,340,000 shares $2.09 billion -5.0%1.0%2 $145.65
11/30/202015,090,000 shares $2.29 billion -2.0%1.1%2 $151.60
10/30/202015,050,000 shares $2.11 billion +0.9%1.1%1.5 $139.92
10/15/202014,910,000 shares $2.15 billion -2.9%1.0%1.5 $143.94
9/30/202015,360,000 shares $2.15 billion -17.2%N/A1.5 $139.91
9/15/202018,550,000 shares $2.55 billion +8.6%1.3%1.7 $137.36

Institutional Investors Shorting Walmart (NYSE:WMT)

This table shows institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders that have reported short positions as of their most recent reporting period. Most commonly, these investors have purchased put options on shares of Walmart. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reporting DateInvestor NameShares Shorted (Previous)Shares Shorted (Current)Position ChangePosition Size
10/12/2021Private Capital Management LLCN/A28,000N/A$3,949.00
10/12/2021Trinity Legacy Partners LLC1,300300-76.9%$1.00
9/10/2021HBK Investments L PN/A28,700N/A$4,047.00
8/31/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A4,249N/A$599.00
8/25/2021Marshall Wace LLP44,6001,500-96.6%$211.00
8/17/2021Wells Fargo & Company MN93,10013,100-85.9%$1,847.00
8/17/2021Walleye Trading LLC35,100308,500+778.9%$43,505.00
8/17/2021Logan Capital Management Inc.N/A7,400N/A$1,044.00
8/17/2021Millennium Management LLC926,4002,028,200+118.9%$286,017.00
8/17/2021Pathstone Family Office LLCN/A4,249N/A$599.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.376,5000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Boothbay Fund Management LLCN/A1,900N/A$268.00
8/17/2021Caas Capital Management LP12,0000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC3,617,8003,207,000-11.4%$452,251.00
8/17/2021CMT Capital Markets Trading GmbH90,00090,000No Change$12,692.00
8/16/2021Squarepoint Ops LLC16,90024,000+42.0%$3,384.00
8/16/2021Bank of America Corp DE209,200315,100+50.6%$44,435.00
8/16/2021SG3 Management LLC75,0000-100.0%$0.00
8/16/2021Royal Bank of Canada178,00088,000-50.6%$12,410.00
8/16/2021Credit Suisse AG996,000704,800-29.2%$96,769.00
8/16/2021Maven Securities LTD3,10014,700+374.2%$2,073.00
8/16/2021HBK Investments L PN/A28,700N/A$4,047.00
8/16/2021Capula Management Ltd212,000130,900-38.3%$18,460.00
8/16/2021Goldman Sachs Group Inc.86,60055,800-35.6%$7,869.00
8/16/2021Marshall Wace LLP44,6001,500-96.6%$211.00
8/16/2021Allianz Asset Management GmbH58,00050,900-12.2%$7,178.00
8/13/2021United Capital Financial Advisers LLCN/A3,700N/A$522.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC258,200272,261+5.4%$49,019.00
8/13/2021Lavaca Capital LLCN/A8,300N/A$1,170.00
8/13/2021SpiderRock Advisors LLC400400No Change$52.00
8/12/2021Lido Advisors LLCN/A8,500N/A$1,198.00
8/12/2021SG Americas Securities LLC1,280,300545,300-57.4%$808.00
8/12/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.N/A60,600N/A$8,546.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLC7,1271,090,400+15,199.6%$153,768.00
8/12/2021Bank of Montreal Can525,0001,000,000+90.5%$137,650.00
8/11/2021HAP Trading LLCN/A103,100N/A$718.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP7,763,5006,418,500-17.3%$905,136.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.354,600295,700-16.6%$41,700.00
8/10/2021BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA7532,440+224.0%$34,409.00
8/10/2021Citigroup Inc.284,000307,900+8.4%$43,420.00
8/10/2021Credit Agricole S AN/A40,000N/A$5,641.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC708,400597,400-15.7%$82,023.00
8/6/2021IMC Chicago LLC408,700464,000+13.5%$65,433.00
8/6/2021Gladius Capital Management LP186,80023,000-87.7%$3,244.00
8/2/2021Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.5,10017,400+241.2%$2,454.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP74,40074,400No Change$195.00
7/26/2021XR Securities LLCN/A11,600N/A$44.00
7/24/2021Trinity Legacy Partners LLC1,5001,300-13.3%$4.00

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Short Interest FAQ

Walmart (NYSE: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 September 30th, investors have sold 14,360,000 shares of WMT short. 0.98% 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. Walmart currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for Walmart

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: Private Capital Management LLC, Trinity Legacy Partners LLC, HBK Investments L P, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Walleye Trading LLC, Logan Capital Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Pathstone Family Office LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Boothbay Fund Management LLC, Caas Capital Management LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, CMT Capital Markets Trading GmbH, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, SG3 Management LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Credit Suisse AG, Maven Securities LTD, HBK Investments L P, Capula Management Ltd, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, United Capital Financial Advisers LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Lavaca Capital LLC, SpiderRock Advisors LLC, Lido Advisors LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Simplex Trading LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, HAP Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Group One Trading L.P., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Citigroup Inc., Credit Agricole S A, Wolverine Trading LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Gladius Capital Management LP, Mint Tower Capital Management B.V., Cutler Group LP, XR Securities LLC, and Trinity Legacy Partners LLC. 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. 0.98% of Walmart's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Walmart's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Walmart saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 14,360,000 shares, a drop of 13.2% from the previous total of 16,540,000 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 2,788,498,000 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 1,460,000,000 shares.

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

0.98% 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: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (2.63%), The Home Depot, Inc. (0.97%), Costco Wholesale Co. (1.12%), McDonald's Co. (0.00%), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (1.24%), Prosus (0.00%), Christian Dior SE (0.00%), Starbucks Co. (0.00%), Compagnie Financière Richemont SA (0.00%), and Target Co. (1.75%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: S&P Global Inc. ($7.35 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($6.43 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.68 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.48 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.77 billion), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ($3.73 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($3.10 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($2.87 billion), Match Group, Inc. ($2.83 billion), and DoorDash, Inc. ($2.54 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. Walmart's stock is trading up $0.68 today. To short Walmart 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 Walmart 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 September, 30 2021.

This page was last updated on 10/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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