What Are the Short Interest Trends in Continental’s Stock?
On July 25, 2017, the short interest as a percentage of float, or short interest ratio, in Continental Resources (CLR) stock was ~23%. At the beginning of the year, in January 2017, its short interest ratio was ~21.5%.
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As the graph above shows, CLR’s stock and short interest in its stock have mostly been moving in the opposite direction. While CLR’s stock has fallen significantly since the beginning of this year, the short interest ratio in CLR’s stock has increased since then. Continental Resources’ stock on January 3, 2017, was $52.20. On July 25, 2017, it was $32.87.
In comparison, Continental’s peers Apache (APA) and Concho Resources (CXO) have short interest ratios of ~7.4% and ~3.4%, respectively. These companies make up 3.2% of the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE).