Number of Shares Shorted

The Macroaxis Equity Filters allow users to customize the simple screener criteria below or select from a set of available quick indicators by clicking on the link to the right. Please note, not all equities are covered by this module due to inconsistencies in global equity categorizations. Please check also Equity Screeners to view more equity screening tools
Number of Shares Shorted is total amount of shares that are currently sold short by investors. When stock is sold short, the short seller assumes the responsibility of buying the stock back at a lower price. The speculator will make money if the stock goes down in price or will experience loss if the stock price goes up. If a large number of investors decide to short sell an equity instrument within a small period of time, their combined action can significantly affect price of the stock.