Alphabet Number of Shares Shorted

GOOG -- USA Stock  

USD 1,238  11.49  0.92%

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Number of Shares Shorted Analysis

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.
Shares Shorted 
Shorted by Public 
by Institutions 
2.59 M

About Number of Shares Shorted

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.
Compare to competition
Based on recorded statements Alphabet has 2.59 M of outstending shares currently sold short by investors. This is 54.69% lower than that of the Technology sector, and significantly higher than that of Search Cloud And Integrated IT Services industry, The Number of Shares Shorted for all stocks is 20.06% higher than the company.

Peer Comparison

Alphabet Number of Shares Shorted Comparison
  Number of Shares Shorted 
      Alphabet Comparables 
Alphabet is rated below average in number of shares shorted category among related companies.