Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) – A look at Nike Inc’s recent short-term interest
Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) The short float percentage has risen 28.12% since its last report. The company recently reported that it had 10.18 million shares sold short, which represents 0.82% of all common shares available for trading. Based on its trading volume, it would take traders 1.5 days to cover their short positions on average.
Why short-term interest matters
Short interest is the number of stocks that have been sold short but have not yet been hedged or liquidated. Short selling is when a trader sells shares of a company that he does not own, in the hope that the price will drop. Traders make money by selling short if the stock price goes down and they lose if it goes up.
Short interest is important to watch because it can serve as an indicator of market sentiment towards a particular stock. An increase in short-term interest may signal that investors have turned more bearish, while a decrease in short-term interest may signal that they have become more bullish.
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Nike Inc Short Interest Chart (3 months)
As you can see from the graph above, the percentage of stocks sold short for Nike Inc has increased since its last report. This does not mean that the stock will go down in the short term, but traders should be aware that more stocks are being sold short.
Comparison of Nike Inc’s Short-Term Interest to Its Peers
Peer comparison is a popular technique among analysts and investors for evaluating a company’s performance. A firm’s peer is another firm that has similar characteristics, such as industry, size, age, and financial structure. You can find a company’s peer group by reading its 10-K proxy filing or by performing your own likeness analysis.
According to Benzinga Pro, Nike Inc’s peer group average for short-term free-float percentage interest is 3.22%, which means the company has less little interest than most of his peers.
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