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Zimmer Biomet Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+1.64 (+0.99 %)
(As of 05/14/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume565,606 shs
Average Volume1.20 million shs
Market Capitalization$34.87 billion
P/E Ratio1,045.50
Dividend Yield0.58%

Short Interest

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume2,520,000 shares
Previous Short Volume2,600,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month-3.08%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$424.14 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover2.1
Last Record DateApril, 15 2021
Outstanding Shares204,800,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted1.21%
Today's Trading Volume565,606 shares
Average Trading Volume1,198,015 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-52.79%

Short Interest Over Time

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
4/15/20212,520,000 shares $424.14 million -3.1%N/A2.1 $168.31
3/31/20212,600,000 shares $419.17 million +22.1%N/A2.1 $161.22
3/15/20212,130,000 shares $347.53 million -15.1%N/A1.7 $163.16
2/26/20212,510,000 shares $412.90 million -11.0%N/A2 $164.50
2/12/20212,820,000 shares $457.43 million +3.3%N/A2.5 $162.21
1/29/20212,730,000 shares $428.69 million +1.5%N/A2.2 $157.03
1/15/20212,690,000 shares $437.45 million +15.0%N/A2.3 $162.62
12/31/20202,340,000 shares $356.19 million +6.9%N/A2.1 $152.22
12/15/20202,190,000 shares $312.27 million +12.9%N/A2 $142.59
11/30/20201,940,000 shares $291.04 million -4.0%N/A1.8 $150.02
10/30/20202,130,000 shares $285.08 million -16.5%N/A2.1 $133.84
10/15/20202,550,000 shares $371.59 million -15.8%N/A2.6 $145.72
9/30/20203,030,000 shares $412.50 million +9.8%N/A3 $136.14
9/15/20202,760,000 shares $398.27 million -6.4%N/A2.3 $144.30
8/31/20202,950,000 shares $415.60 million -8.1%N/A2.3 $140.88
8/14/20203,210,000 shares $440.80 million +15.5%N/A2.4 $137.32
7/31/20202,780,000 shares $374.91 million +0.4%N/A1.9 $134.86
7/15/20202,770,000 shares $364.86 million -1.1%N/A1.8 $131.72
6/30/20202,800,000 shares $334.21 million +11.6%N/A1.7 $119.36
6/15/20202,510,000 shares $319.10 million -8.4%N/A1.5 $127.13
5/29/20202,740,000 shares $346.17 million +21.8%N/A1.4 $126.34
5/15/20202,250,000 shares $252.23 million -14.5%N/A1.1 $112.10
4/30/20202,630,000 shares $314.81 million -1.9%N/A1.3 $119.70
4/15/20202,680,000 shares $295.12 million +20.2%N/A1.4 $110.12
3/31/20202,230,000 shares $225.41 million -20.4%N/A1.2 $101.08

Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Zimmer Biomet's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Zimmer Biomet shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of April 15th, investors have sold 2,520,000 shares of ZBH short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Zimmer Biomet?

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. Zimmer Biomet currently has a short interest ratio of 2.0.

Is Zimmer Biomet's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Zimmer Biomet saw a decrease in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,520,000 shares, a decrease of 3.1% from the previous total of 2,600,000 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 Zimmer Biomet's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Zimmer Biomet's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "surgical appliances & supplies" compare to Zimmer Biomet: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (0.00%), Edwards Lifesciences Co. (0.00%), Align Technology, Inc. (2.67%), Coloplast A/S (0.00%), Smith & Nephew plc (0.00%), STERIS plc (0.00%), Demant A/S (0.00%), Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Company Limited (0.00%), MSA Safety Incorporated (4.14%), and Avanos Medical, Inc. (2.65%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: Analog Devices, Inc. ($5.85 billion), Aon plc ($5.61 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.44 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.49 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($3.35 billion), Peloton Interactive, Inc. ($2.53 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($2.48 billion), Expedia Group, Inc. ($2.39 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.26 billion), and Nuance Communications, Inc. ($2.18 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Zimmer Biomet stock?

Short selling ZBH is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Zimmer Biomet as its price is falling. Zimmer Biomet's stock is trading up $1.64 today. To short Zimmer Biomet 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 Zimmer Biomet 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 Zimmer Biomet?

A short squeeze for Zimmer Biomet 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 ZBH, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Zimmer Biomet'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 ZBH, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is April, 15 2021.

This page was last updated on 5/16/2021 by Staff
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