VIVUS Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

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(As of 12/17/2020)
Today's Range
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Average Volume937,537 shs
Market Capitalization$2.10 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A

Short Interest

VIVUS (OTCMKTS:VVUSQ) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume89,700 shares
Previous Short Volume48,600 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month+84.57%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$10,764.00
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover0.2
Last Record DateNovember, 30 2020
Outstanding Shares17,867,000 shares
Percentage of Shares Shorted0.50%
Today's Trading Volume0 shares
Average Trading Volume937,537 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-100.00%

Short Interest Over Time

VIVUS (OTCMKTS:VVUSQ) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
11/30/202089,700 shares $10,764.00 +84.6%N/A0.2$0.14
10/30/202054,400 shares $19,584.00 -7.5%N/A0.5$0.34
10/15/202058,800 shares $23,079.00 +11.4%N/A0.1$0.39
9/30/202052,800 shares $20,064.00 -34.7%N/A0.1$0.38
9/15/202080,800 shares $29,896.00 +33.6%N/A0.1$0.37
8/31/202060,500 shares $4,658.50 +11.0%N/A0.1$0.08
8/14/202054,500 shares $11,990.00 -5.4%N/A0.2$0.22
7/31/202057,600 shares $12,672.00 No ChangeN/A0.1 $0.22


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What is VIVUS's current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of VIVUS shares that have been sold short but have not yet been closed out or covered. As of November 30th, traders have sold 89,700 shares of VVUSQ short.

Is VIVUS's short interest increasing or decreasing?

VIVUS saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totaling 89,700 shares, an increase of 84.6% from the previous total of 48,600 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 VIVUS's short interest compare to its competitors?

0.00% of VIVUS's shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the industry of "pharmaceutical preparations" compare to VIVUS: ULURU Inc. (0.00%), GlobeImmune, Inc. (0.00%), Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd (0.00%), Kaya Holdings, Inc. (0.00%), Nexien BioPharma, Inc. (0.00%), Wellness Center USA, Inc. (0.00%), Cotinga Pharmaceuticals Inc. (0.00%), Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (0.00%), BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (0.00%), and International Stem Cell Co. (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: Charter Communications, Inc. ($4.79 billion), Aon plc ($4.20 billion), ViacomCBS Inc. ($4.09 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($3.66 billion), Moderna, Inc. ($3.51 billion), Uber Technologies, Inc. ($3.24 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.07 billion), The Clorox Company ($2.65 billion), The Kroger Co. ($2.24 billion), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. ($2.08 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short VIVUS stock?

Short selling VVUSQ is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from VIVUS as its price is falling. To short VIVUS 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 VIVUS 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 VIVUS?

A short squeeze for VIVUS 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 VVUSQ, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is VIVUS'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 VVUSQ, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is November, 30 2020.

This page was last updated on 5/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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