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Whiting Petroleum: Is the Reverse Stock Split a Good Idea?

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Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock

Short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock

On September 8, 2017, the short interest as a percentage of float in Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock, or its short interest ratio, was ~21.4%. In January, its short interest ratio was ~12.6%. However, the short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock has fallen from the peak of ~23% that it reached by the end of 2Q17.

Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock

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A decrease in the short interest usually means that investors are more bullish on a stock’s movements.

However, investors’ expectations could be wrong. As you can see in the above chart, Whiting Petroleum stock has shown a consistent falling trend since the beginning of 2017. Whiting Petroleum stock has fallen ~70% year-to-date.

Keep visiting Market Realist to learn about Whiting Petroleum’s stock movements amid the company’s recent steps.

Peer comparison

In comparison, the short interest in Apache (APA), Concho Resources (CXO), and Newfield Exploration (NFX) was ~6.4%, 4.6%, and ~4.7%, respectively, as of September 8, 2017.

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