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NYSE:YUMC

Yum China Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

$59.84
-0.32 (-0.53 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$59.39
Now: $59.84
$60.84
50-Day Range
$55.98
MA: $59.51
$64.35
52-Week Range
$38.33
Now: $59.84
$64.64
Volume3.65 million shs
Average Volume2.11 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.09 billion
P/E Ratio45.68
Dividend Yield0.40%
Beta0.87

Short Interest

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume16,870,000 shares
Previous Short Volume16,920,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:-0.30%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$1.02 billion
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover9.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares378,250,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted4.02%
Today's Trading Volume3,652,399 shares
Average Trading Volume2,109,311 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average73.16%

Short Interest Over Time


Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/202116,870,000 shares $1.02 billion -0.3%N/A8.6 $60.50
1/15/202116,920,000 shares $964.78 million -3.2%N/A8.2 $57.02
12/31/202018,250,000 shares $1.09 billion +22.2%N/A8.4 $59.78
12/15/202018,250,000 shares $1.06 billion +22.2%N/A8.4 $58.21
11/30/202014,930,000 shares $868.03 million -4.2%N/A5.9 $58.14
10/30/202010,660,000 shares $615.72 million -17.6%N/A4.5 $57.76
10/15/202012,940,000 shares $698.50 million -0.3%3.6%6.1 $53.98
9/30/202012,980,000 shares $703.13 million -6.6%3.7%6.4 $54.17
9/15/202013,900,000 shares $714.88 million +34.0%3.9%6.4 $51.43
8/31/202010,370,000 shares $535.61 million -4.3%2.9%4.9 $51.65
8/14/202010,830,000 shares $631.28 million -4.4%3.1%5.4 $58.29
7/31/202011,330,000 shares $631.08 million +5.6%3.2%5 $55.70
7/15/202010,730,000 shares $549.81 million -1.2%3.0%4.4 $51.24
6/30/202010,860,000 shares $571.67 million -6.9%3.0%4.2 $52.64
6/15/202011,660,000 shares $558.51 million +2.6%3.3%4.3 $47.90
5/29/202011,360,000 shares $564.59 million +5.6%3.2%3.8 $49.70
5/15/202010,760,000 shares $498.62 million +4.6%3.0%3.4 $46.34
4/30/202010,290,000 shares $463.98 million -1.7%2.7%3.1 $45.09
4/15/202010,470,000 shares $512.19 million -12.8%2.8%2.9 $48.92
3/31/202012,000,000 shares $527.40 million -12.5%3.2%3.4 $43.95
3/13/202013,708,700 shares $623.47 million -6.8%3.7%4.8 $45.48
2/28/202014,710,000 shares $606.93 million +1.2%4.2%5.1 $41.26
2/14/202014,530,000 shares $634.38 million +16.2%4.1%5.4 $43.66
1/31/202012,510,000 shares $544.31 million +7.0%3.5%5.1 $43.51
1/15/202011,690,000 shares $512.14 million -15.8%3.3%5.3 $43.81

Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Yum China's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Yum China shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of January 29th, investors have sold 16,870,000 shares of YUMC short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Yum China?

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. Yum China currently has a short interest ratio of 9.0.

Is Yum China's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Yum China saw a drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 16,870,000 shares, a drop of 0.3% from the previous total of 16,920,000 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.

How does Yum China's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Yum China's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "eating places" compare to Yum China: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (2.55%), Yum! Brands, Inc. (1.21%), Restaurant Brands International Inc. (2.61%), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (0.00%), Aramark (0.00%), Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (4.85%), Wingstop Inc. (0.00%), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (5.43%), Brinker International, Inc. (9.83%), and Papa John's International, Inc. (9.51%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Aon Plc ($5.34 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.03 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.99 billion), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. ($4.72 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.57 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.87 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.58 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.75 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.43 billion), and Palantir Technologies Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Yum China stock?

Short selling YUMC is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Yum China as its price is falling. Yum China's stock is trading down $0.32 today. To short Yum China 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 Yum China 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 Yum China?

A short squeeze for Yum China 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 YUMC, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Yum China'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 YUMC, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.



This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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