Macys Beta vs. Short Ratio

M -- USA Stock  

USD 37.01  0.02  0.05%

The Drivers Module shows relationships between Macys's most relevant fundamental drivers and provides multiple suggestions of what could possibly affect the performance of Macys over time as well as its relative position and ranking within its peers. Please see also Stocks Correlation

Macys Short Ratio vs. Beta Fundamental Analysis

Macys is rated below average in beta category among related companies. It is rated below average in short ratio category among related companies fabricating about  6.42  of Short Ratio per Beta.
Beta is one of the most important measures of equity market volatility. Beta can be thought of as asset elasticity or sensitivity to market. In other words, it is a number that shows the relationship of financial instrument to the financial market in which this instrument is traded. For example if Beta of equity is 2, it will be expected to significantly outperform market when market is going up and significantly underperform when market is going down. Similarly, Beta of 1 indicates that an asset and market will generate similar returns during over time.
Macys 
Beta 
 = 
Covariance 
Variance 
=
0.57
In a nutshell, Beta is a measure of individual stock risk relative to the overall volatility of the stock market. and is calculated based on very sound finance theory - Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM).However, since Beta is calculated based on historical price movements it may not predict how a firm's stock is going to perform in the future.
Short 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.
Macys 
Short Ratio 
 = 
Short Interest 
Average Trading Volume 
=
3.66 times
The 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.

Macys Short Ratio Comparison

  Short Ratio 
      Macys Comparables 
Macys is rated below average in short ratio category among related companies.
  Beta 
      Macys Comparables 
Macys is rated below average in beta category among related companies.

Beta Analysis

As returns on market increase, Macys returns are expected to increase less than the market. However during bear market, the loss on holding Macys will be expected to be smaller as well.