1. How to use GuruFocus - Tutorials
  2. What Is in the GuruFocus Premium Membership?
  3. A DIY Guide on How to Invest Using Guru Strategies
Articles (1310) 

Historical Short Interest Of Stocks – New Feature Announcement

January 17, 2014 | About:

After creating a new page for stocks with the highest short interest , GuruFocus added a page that displays the historical Short Percentage of Float, Institutional Ownership, and Insider Ownership of stocks.

You can find the data and charts in the “Short Interest” tab of stocks. This is the example of Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc (BRLI). The stock has a short interest of 33.42%, a big drop from historical peak of 55%, as shown in the chart:


The historical institutional ownership and Insider ownership is also shown in the page:



The short interest can help us to understand some of the price drops. For instance, Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW), a member of Buffett-Munger model portfolio, has seen big price declines without news. But its short interest has soared lately:


The company spent $1.5 billion last year to buy back its undervalued shares. Currently its market cap is only $1.7 billion. This is the shares outstanding of Weight Watchers:


Let’s see who will win, the short sellers or the company?

Rating: 4.9/5 (8 votes)


Jonmonsea premium member - 3 years ago

Great addition

Sapporosteve premium member - 3 years ago

Excellent addition.

I was wondering however if it was possible to include the stock price in the first short interest graph?



Tannor - 3 years ago    Report SPAM

Great feature add!

Valuefan premium member - 3 years ago


Under what tab is the shares outstanding shares chart shown? I don't see it for WTW.


Please leave your comment:

Performances of the stocks mentioned by GuruFocus

User Generated Screeners

AJPringAP screen102017 NO LOW
Nightdoc2Large Value
DBrizan2017 oct20CDN
DBrizan2017 oct20CDN dividend
althekearoct 17 user defined screen
althekearPE >50th percentile of INDUSTR
althekearLow EV/EBITDA
althekearLynch inspiret Oct 17
althekearsg hk best
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)

GF Chat