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NYSE:WU

The Western Union Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$21.43
-0.35 (-1.61 %)
(As of 09/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$21.29
Now: $21.43
$22.02
50-Day Range
$21.39
MA: $22.94
$23.97
52-Week Range
$17.39
Now: $21.43
$28.44
Volume4.63 million shs
Average Volume6.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.81 billion
P/E Ratio14.78
Dividend Yield4.13%
Beta0.85

Short Interest

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume:47,130,000 shares
Previous Short Volume:45,360,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+3.90%
Dollar Volume Sold Short:$1.02 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover:10.0
Last Record Date:September, 15 2020
Outstanding Shares:430,710,000 shares
Float Size:407,710,000 shares
Short Percent of Float:11.56%
Today's Trading Volume:4,625,580 shares
Average Trading Volume:6,596,900 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average:-29.88%



The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest History

DateShares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortPercentage ChangePercentage FloatDays to CoverPrice on Record Date
9/15/202047,130,000 $1.02 billion 3.9%11.6%10.3$21.57
8/31/202045,360,000 $1.00 billion -3.8%11.1%8.9$22.14
8/14/202047,170,000 $1.11 billion 0.2%11.6%7.7$23.60
7/31/202047,100,000 $1.13 billion -8.5%11.6%7.3$24.02
7/15/202051,470,000 $1.25 billion 1.8%12.6%7.8$24.28
6/30/202050,570,000 $1.14 billion -4.7%12.4%7.6$22.47
6/15/202053,080,000 $1.16 billion -14.1%13.0%7.4$21.84
5/29/202061,760,000 $1.29 billion 0.8%15.2%7.6$20.95
5/15/202061,280,000 $1.23 billion 7.0%15.0%7.5$20.02
4/30/202057,300,000 $1.16 billion 1.7%14.1%6.6$20.29
4/15/202056,350,000 $1.09 billion 8.8%13.8%6.8$19.31
3/31/202051,790,000 $958.12 million -5.2%12.7%6.2$18.50
3/13/202054,647,000 $1.10 billion -7.2%13.3%7.8$20.19
2/28/202058,890,000 $1.09 billion -2.6%14.4%8.4$18.55
2/14/202060,430,000 $1.32 billion -5.7%14.7%9.1$21.90
1/31/202064,060,000 $1.53 billion -1.2%15.4%10.2$23.81
1/15/202064,840,000 $1.83 billion 2.5%15.6%9.8$28.24
12/31/201963,270,000 $1.71 billion 2.0%15.2%10$27.10
8/15/201955,776,800 $1.21 billion 3.4%12.9%10.1$21.66

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Short Interest FAQ

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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 closed out or covered. As of September 15th, traders have sold 47,130,000 shares of WU short. 11.56% of The Western Union's shares are currently sold short. View details.

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 10.0.

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. 11.56% 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 the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 47,130,000 shares, an increase of 3.9% from the previous total of 45,360,000 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 411,004,000 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 407,710,000 shares.

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

11.56% 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 (1.65%), Mastercard Inc (0.42%), Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (0.00%), Fiserv Inc (2.28%), Automatic Data Processing (1.19%), Global Payments Inc (0.00%), Paychex, Inc. (3.02%), FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (3.83%), Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (1.43%), and Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (2.35%).

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 ($5.17 billion), Aon PLC ($3.57 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($3.01 billion), Clorox Co ($2.91 billion), Charles Schwab Co. ($2.80 billion), Mercadolibre Inc ($2.33 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($2.14 billion), Kroger Co ($1.99 billion), Moderna Inc ($1.96 billion), and Simon Property Group Inc ($1.80 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 down $0.35 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 September, 15 2020.


This page was last updated on 9/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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