Wayfair (NYSE:W) stock is on the move Monday and it could be investors preparing for a short squeeze of the e-commerce company’s shares.
Investors will note that short interest in W stock is sitting at 32.2%, which makes it a candidate for a short squeeze. Adding to that, we’re already seeing heavy trading of W stock. That’s another sign that a short squeeze may be happening, or is already underway.
As of this writing, more than 16 million shares of W stock have changed hands. To put that in perspective, the company’s daily average trading volume is closer to 4.7 million shares.
Other W Stock News
Adding to this, a short squeeze of a stock can also often follow other news about a company. In the case of Wayfair, there are a couple of bits of news that could be acting as a catalyst for a short squeeze and today’s stock movement.
First off, Wayfair is laying off employees as it looks to cut costs. This has the company reducing its headcount by more than 1,000 workers. The e-commerce company is doing this because sales demand has dropped recently.
Following that job cuts news, Wayfair got upgrades from analysts at JPMorgan and Bank of America. That’s another positive for holders of W stock and could be helping with the potential short squeeze. Investors should also keep in mind that Bank of America did a double upgrade for W shares.
W stock is up 24.7% as of Monday morning.
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