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The Western Union Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.01 (+0.05 %)
(As of 09/24/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume3.48 million shs
Average Volume4.27 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.22 billion
P/E Ratio10.32
Dividend Yield4.65%

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume32,010,000 shares
Previous Short Volume29,920,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+6.99%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$692.70 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover9.3
Last Record DateAugust, 31 2021
Outstanding Shares406,348,000 shares
Float Size402,920,000 shares
Short Percent of Float7.94%
Today's Trading Volume3,475,920 shares
Average Trading Volume4,268,024 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-18.56%

Short Interest Over Time

Days to Cover Over Time

Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time

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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
8/31/202132,010,000 shares $692.70 million +7.0%7.9%9.3 $21.64
8/13/202129,920,000 shares $672.90 million +5.0%7.4%8.5 $22.49
7/30/202128,500,000 shares $661.49 million -6.3%7.1%7.4 $23.21
7/15/202130,400,000 shares $712.58 million -10.4%7.5%7.7 $23.44
6/30/202133,910,000 shares $778.91 million -6.3%8.4%8.4 $22.97
6/15/202136,190,000 shares $885.57 million -1.8%8.9%8.7 $24.47
5/28/202136,860,000 shares $901.96 million -2.6%9.1%8.3 $24.47
5/14/202137,860,000 shares $935.14 million +11.1%9.3%8.1 $24.70
4/30/202134,080,000 shares $899.37 million +2.0%8.4%7.3 $26.39
4/15/202133,400,000 shares $854.37 million +8.1%8.2%7 $25.58
3/31/202130,910,000 shares $767.80 million -4.1%7.6%6.4 $24.84
3/15/202132,220,000 shares $795.83 million +4.5%7.9%6.7 $24.70
2/26/202130,820,000 shares $724.89 million -1.4%7.6%6.7 $23.52
2/12/202131,270,000 shares $736.72 million +2.7%7.7%6.9 $23.56
1/29/202130,450,000 shares $698.22 million -15.6%7.5%6.8 $22.93
1/15/202136,080,000 shares $781.49 million +0.3%8.8%7.7 $21.66
12/31/202035,980,000 shares $783.64 million +3.5%8.8%8.4 $21.78
12/15/202034,750,000 shares $766.93 million -8.9%8.5%8.1 $22.07
11/30/202038,160,000 shares $859.36 million -0.5%9.4%9.4 $22.52
10/30/202043,310,000 shares $905.18 million -5.2%10.6%11.4 $20.90
10/15/202045,690,000 shares $998.78 million +1.5%11.2%11.3 $21.86
9/30/202045,030,000 shares $964.99 million -4.5%11.0%10.4 $21.43
9/15/202047,130,000 shares $1.06 billion +3.9%11.6%10.3 $22.43
8/31/202045,360,000 shares $1.07 billion -3.8%11.1%8.9 $23.59
8/14/202047,170,000 shares $1.12 billion +0.2%11.6%7.7 $23.64

Institutional Investors Shorting The Western Union (NYSE:WU)

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 The Western Union. 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
8/20/2021Jefferies Group LLCN/A2,800N/A$64.00
8/17/2021Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P.117,9000-100.0%$0.00
8/17/2021Citadel Advisors LLC146,70069,200-52.8%$1,590.00
8/16/2021Jefferies Group LLCN/A280,000N/A$64.00
8/16/2021Capula Management Ltd265,100315,100+18.9%$7,238.00
8/13/2021PEAK6 Investments LLC17,80020,300+14.0%$466.00
8/12/2021Simplex Trading LLCN/A17,500N/A$401.00
8/11/2021Susquehanna International Group LLP129,20056,300-56.4%$1,293.00
8/10/2021Group One Trading L.P.56,60040,200-29.0%$923.00
8/6/2021Wolverine Trading LLC40,50099,400+145.4%$2,294.00
7/31/2021Cutler Group LP3,8002,200-42.1%$7.00

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest FAQ

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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Western Union's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of The Western Union shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of August 31st, investors have sold 32,010,000 shares of WU short. 7.94% of The Western Union's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on The Western Union's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for The Western Union?

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 Western Union currently has a short interest ratio of 9.0. Learn More on a good short interest ratio for The Western Union

Which institutional investors are shorting The Western Union?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of The Western Union: Jefferies Group LLC, Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Citadel Advisors LLC, Jefferies Group LLC, Capula Management Ltd, PEAK6 Investments LLC, Simplex Trading LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Group One Trading L.P., Wolverine Trading LLC, and Cutler Group LP. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for The Western Union?

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. 7.94% of The Western Union's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is The Western Union's short interest increasing or decreasing?

The Western Union saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 32,010,000 shares, an increase of 7.0% from the previous total of 29,920,000 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 The Western Union's float size?

The Western Union currently has issued a total of 406,348,000 shares. Some of The Western Union'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. The Western Union currently has a public float of 402,920,000 shares.

How does The Western Union's short interest compare to its competitors?

7.94% of The Western Union's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "data processing & outsourced services" compare to The Western Union: Visa Inc. (1.49%), Mastercard Incorporated (0.65%), Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (0.92%), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (0.95%), Fiserv, Inc. (2.22%), Global Payments Inc. (2.25%), Paychex, Inc. (3.22%), FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (2.43%), Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (1.32%), and Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (2.85%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Square, Inc. ($9.81 billion), S&P Global Inc. ($7.52 billion), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ($7.18 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($6.21 billion), Wayfair Inc. ($4.60 billion), Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($3.23 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.11 billion), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ($2.74 billion), Teladoc Health, Inc. ($2.52 billion), and Etsy, Inc. ($2.16 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short The Western Union stock?

Short selling WU is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from The Western Union as its price is falling. The Western Union's stock is trading up $0.01 today. To short The Western Union 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 Western Union 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 Western Union?

A short squeeze for The Western Union occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock appreciates in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of WU, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is The Western Union'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 WU, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is August, 31 2021.

This page was last updated on 9/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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