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Western Union - WU Short Interest Ratio & Short Volume

$14.21
-0.08 (-0.56%)
(As of 10/6/2022 09:45 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$14.17
$14.26
50-Day Range
$13.45
$17.21
52-Week Range
$13.30
$21.40
Volume
10,177 shs
Average Volume
4.89 million shs
Market Capitalization
$5.48 billion
P/E Ratio
6.37
Dividend Yield
6.51%
Price Target
$18.54

Western Union Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume
34,460,000 shares
Previous Short Volume
32,710,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month
+5.35%
Dollar Volume Sold Short
$480.72 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover
9.0
Last Record Date
September 15, 2022
Outstanding Shares
385,750,000 shares
Float Size
381,400,000 shares
Short Percent of Float
9.04%
Today's Trading Volume
10,177 shares
Average Trading Volume
4,891,878 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average
-99.79%
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WU Short Interest Over Time

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WU Percentage of Float Shorted Over Time


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
9/15/202234,460,000 shares $480.72 million +5.4%9.0%9 $13.95
8/31/202232,710,000 shares $484.76 million +1.3%8.6%9.2 $14.82
8/15/202232,290,000 shares $531.49 million -1.6%8.5%9.4 $16.46
7/31/202232,820,000 shares $558.60 million -2.8%8.6%9.5 $17.02
7/15/202233,750,000 shares $551.14 million +6.1%N/A9.1 $16.33
6/30/202231,800,000 shares $523.75 million -7.5%N/A8.6 $16.47
6/15/202234,360,000 shares $553.20 million +2.7%N/A9.2 $16.10
5/31/202233,450,000 shares $606.78 million -3.9%8.8%7.9 $18.14
5/15/202234,800,000 shares $591.60 million -0.5%9.1%7.4 $17.00
4/30/202234,980,000 shares $586.26 million +1.1%9.1%6.8 $16.76
4/15/202234,610,000 shares $655.86 million -4.5%9.0%6.7 $18.95
3/31/202236,250,000 shares $679.33 million -7.9%9.3%6.3 $18.74
3/15/202239,360,000 shares $689.98 million -0.9%10.1%6.5 $17.53
2/28/202239,710,000 shares $721.93 million +1.6%10.2%5.3 $18.18
2/15/202239,100,000 shares $785.52 million +3.0%9.8%5.2 $20.09
1/31/202237,960,000 shares $717.82 million -12.8%9.5%5 $18.91
1/15/202243,530,000 shares $800.95 million +5.4%10.9%5.7 $18.40
12/31/202141,290,000 shares $736.61 million +1.8%10.4%5.6 $17.84
12/15/202140,570,000 shares $743.65 million -1.4%10.2%5.6 $18.33
11/30/202141,150,000 shares $650.99 million +17.4%10.3%7.1 $15.82
11/15/202135,060,000 shares $625.12 million -2.6%8.8%6.9 $17.83
10/29/202136,000,000 shares $655.92 million +10.6%9.0%8.2 $18.22
10/15/202132,550,000 shares $692.01 million +0.6%8.1%8.2 $21.26
9/30/202132,360,000 shares $654.32 million -4.3%8.0%8.4 $20.22
9/15/202133,820,000 shares $721.72 million +5.7%8.4%9 $21.34
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













WU Short Interest - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Union's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Western Union shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of September 15th, traders have sold 34,460,000 shares of WU short. 9.04% of Western Union's shares are currently sold short. Learn More on Western Union's current short interest.

What is a good short interest ratio for 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. WU shares currently have a short interest ratio of 9.0. Learn More on Western Union's short interest ratio.

Which institutional investors are shorting Western Union?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following institutional investors, funds, and major shareholders have reported short positions of Western Union: Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Parallax Volatility Advisers L.P., Jane Street Group LLC, Apollo Management Holdings L.P., Caption Management LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Private Capital Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Group One Trading L.P., and Walleye Trading LLC. These positions are disclosed in Form 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

What is a good short interest percentage for 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. 9.04% of Western Union's floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Western Union's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Western Union saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 34,460,000 shares, an increase of 5.4% from the previous total of 32,710,000 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 Western Union's float size?

Western Union currently has issued a total of 385,750,000 shares. Some of 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. Western Union currently has a public float of 381,400,000 shares.

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

9.04% of Western Union's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "business services, not elsewhere classified" compare to Western Union: ExlService Holdings, Inc. (3.00%), WEX Inc. (2.45%), Maximus, Inc. (3.02%), FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (1.68%), Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (1.47%), TriNet Group, Inc. (3.45%), Concentrix Co. (1.63%), Nuvei Co. (6.30%), DLocal Limited (8.15%), and WNS (Holdings) Limited (1.17%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Occidental Petroleum Co. ($4.11 billion), Canadian Natural Resources Limited ($3.64 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($3.15 billion), Lucid Group, Inc. ($2.09 billion), Chesapeake Energy Co. ($2.02 billion), Coinbase Global, Inc. ($2.01 billion), T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. ($1.92 billion), Plug Power Inc. ($1.77 billion), Rivian Automotive, Inc. ($1.71 billion), and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. ($1.59 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Western Union stock?

Short selling WU is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Western Union as its price is falling. WU shares are trading down $0.06 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 Western Union?

A short squeeze for 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 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 2022.



This page (NYSE:WU) was last updated on 10/6/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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