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Virtus Total Return Fund Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

+0.06 (+0.67 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $8.98
50-Day Range
MA: $8.74
52-Week Range
Now: $8.98
Volume141,294 shs
Average Volume169,895 shs
Market Capitalization$425.44 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield11.88%

Short Interest

Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:ZTR) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume104,500 shares
Previous Short Volume66,500 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+57.14%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$923,780.00
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover1.0
Last Record DateJanuary, 29 2021
Outstanding Shares47,376,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.22%
Today's Trading Volume141,294 shares
Average Trading Volume169,895 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-16.83%

Short Interest Over Time

Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:ZTR) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
1/29/2021104,500 shares $923,780.00 +57.1%N/A0.6 $8.84
1/15/202166,500 shares $577,220.00 -54.9%N/A0.4 $8.68
12/31/2020129,400 shares $1.11 million +22.5%N/A0.8 $8.56
12/15/2020129,400 shares $1.15 million +22.5%N/A0.8 $8.92
11/30/2020105,600 shares $933,504.00 +69.0%N/A0.7 $8.84
10/30/202056,100 shares $454,410.00 +173.7%N/A0.4 $8.10
10/15/202020,500 shares $157,235.00 -42.9%N/A0 $7.67
9/30/202035,900 shares $284,328.00 +217.7%N/A0.3 $7.92
9/15/20206,000 shares $47,100.00 -46.9%N/A0 $7.85
8/31/202011,300 shares $87,801.00 -20.4%N/A0.1 $7.77
8/14/202014,200 shares $113,884.00 +30.3%N/A0.1 $8.02
7/31/202010,900 shares $88,835.00 +55.7%N/A0.1 $8.15
7/15/20207,000 shares $56,140.00 -39.7%N/A0 $8.02
6/30/202011,600 shares $93,496.00 +18.4%N/A0.1 $8.06
6/15/20209,800 shares $80,654.00 -88.3%N/A0.1 $8.23
5/29/202083,500 shares $684,700.00 -54.2%N/A0.3 $8.20
5/15/2020182,200 shares $1.52 million +0.2%N/A0.6 $8.35
4/30/2020181,800 shares $1.53 million +130.7%N/A0.7 $8.43
4/15/202078,800 shares $658,768.00 +233.9%N/A0.3 $8.36
3/31/202023,600 shares $189,744.00 -54.5%N/A0.1 $8.04
3/13/202051,900 shares $417,795.00 +19.6%2.6%0.3 $8.05
2/28/202043,400 shares $246,078.00 -9.4%N/A0.2 $5.67
2/14/202047,900 shares $467,025.00 -34.6%N/A0.3 $9.75
1/31/202073,200 shares $809,592.00 -41.4%N/A0.5 $11.06
1/15/2020124,900 shares $1.48 million -10.4%N/A0.9 $11.81

Virtus Total Return Fund (NYSE:ZTR) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Virtus Total Return Fund's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Virtus Total Return Fund shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of January 29th, investors have sold 104,500 shares of ZTR short.

What is a good short interest ratio for Virtus Total Return Fund?

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. Virtus Total Return Fund currently has a short interest ratio of 1.0.

Is Virtus Total Return Fund's short interest increasing or decreasing?

Virtus Total Return Fund saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 104,500 shares, an increase of 57.1% from the previous total of 66,500 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 Virtus Total Return Fund's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of Virtus Total Return Fund's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "investment offices, not elsewhere classified" compare to Virtus Total Return Fund: The Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. (0.00%), Tri-Continental Co. (0.00%), Liberty All-Star Equity Fund (0.00%), Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Co. (0.00%), Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. (0.00%), Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (0.00%), Tekla Healthcare Investors (0.00%), Nuveen Nasdaq 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund (0.00%), AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund (0.00%), and Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. (0.00%).

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 Virtus Total Return Fund stock?

Short selling ZTR is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Virtus Total Return Fund as its price is falling. Virtus Total Return Fund's stock is trading up $0.06 today. To short Virtus Total Return Fund 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 Virtus Total Return Fund 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 Virtus Total Return Fund?

A short squeeze for Virtus Total Return Fund 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 ZTR, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Virtus Total Return Fund'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 ZTR, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is January, 29 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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