Walmart real time short interest is at 24.18 million shares short for 1.7% of the float. This represents $2.455 billion at risk
Since hitting a year-to-date low of 19.4 million shares short at the end of September, speculators have increased their bearish bets leading into today’s 3Q earnings call.
Shares are down over 2% today despite 3Q sales beating estimates and boosting its full-year outlook.
News that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway sold out of its remaining stake has weighed on the stock price.
Walmart is currently the #1 short within the US Food and Staples Retailing industry measured by dollar notional short exposure.
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