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Short Interest Trends in Chesapeake Energy’s Stock

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Short interest in Chesapeake’s shares

On October 4, Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) short interest ratio (short interest as a percentage of float) was ~15.2%. On June 30, its short interest ratio was ~17.4%.

Chesapeake’s stock price was $4.28 on June 30, 2016. It was $6.40 on October 3, 2016. Broadly, as you can see in the above graph, Chesapeake’s stock price and short interest as a percentage of float have been moving in opposite directions.

Chesapeake’s peers such as EQT (EQT) and Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) have short interest ratios of ~3.8% and ~3.3%, respectively.

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