Macys Shares Owned by Institutions vs. Number of Shares Shorted Fundamental AnalysisMacys is rated below average in number of shares shorted category among related companies. It is rated below average in shares owned by institutions category among related companies . The ratio of Number of Shares Shorted to Shares Owned by Institutions for Macys is about 488,254 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.Shares Owned by Institutions show percentage of the outstanding shares of stock issued by a company that are currently owned by other institutions such as asset management firms, hedge funds, or investment banks. Many investors like investing in companies with large percentage of the firm owned by institutions because they believe that larger firms such as banks, pension funds, and mutual funds, will invest when they think that good things are going to happen.
Since Institution investors conduct a lot of independent research they tend to be more involved and usually more knowledgeable about entities they invest as compared to amateur investors.