Short Ratio AnalysisShort Ratio is typically used by traders and speculators to identify trends in current market sentiment for a particular equity instrument. In its simple terms this ratio shows how many days it will take all current short sellers to cover their positions if the price of a stock begins to rise.
About Short RatioThe higher the Short Ratio, the longer it would take to buy back the borrowed shares. In theory, the more short positions are currently outstanding, the faster it will be to cover shorted positions.
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Based on latest financial disclosure Alphabet has Short Ratio of 1.63 times. This is 32.92% lower than that of the Technology sector, and significantly higher than that of Internet Content & Information industry, The Short Ratio for all stocks is 22.01% higher than the company.