Calculating Short Interest on a Stock

Edgar Rezende De Paula Segundo  

Hi all,

Is there a way to find out the real time short interest on a stock using MqlTick?

Example: number of shorted shares divided by the number of shares outstanding. For example, a stock with 1.5 million shares sold short and 10 million shares outstanding has a short interest of 15% (1.5 million/10 million = 15%).

Thanks in advance,

Edgar

Outstanding Shares
Outstanding Shares
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Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company’s officers and insiders. Outstanding shares are shown on a company’s balance sheet under the heading “Capital Stock.” The number of outstanding shares is used in...