Facebook Number of Shares Shorted vs. Net Income Fundamental AnalysisFacebook is rated below average in net income category among related companies. It is rated below average in number of shares shorted category among related companies . The ratio of Net Income to Number of Shares Shorted for Facebook is about 624.78 Net income is the profit of a company for the reporting period which is derived after taking revenues and gains and subtracting all expenses and losses. Net income is one of the most watched numbers by money managers as well as individual investors.
Because income is reported on the Income Statement of a company and is measured in dollars some investors prefer to use Profit Margin which measures income as a percentage of sales.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.