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Analyzing Short Interest in Occidental Petroleum Stock

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Jan. 23 2017, Updated 2:35 p.m. ET

Short interest in Occidental Petroleum’s stock fell

On December 30, 2016, Occidental Petroleum’s (OXY) total shares shorted (or short interest) stood at ~12.4 million, whereas its average daily volume was ~3.3 million. This meant that OXY’s short interest ratio was ~3.7x. The 52-week range for OXY’s short interest ratio is 1.9x–5.3x.

When looked at from the perspective of shares outstanding, the current short interest in OXY’s stock as a percentage of its shares outstanding is on the lower side at ~1.6%, compared to all other upstream companies from the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).

As seen in the above chart, short interest in Occidental Petroleum’s stock as a percentage of its shares outstanding has fallen from ~2.3% to ~1.6%, despite a ~2% fall in its stock price since the first week of November 2016.

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Other upstream players

Other upstream companies California Resources (CRC), Devon Energy (DVN), and Encana (ECA) have short interests as percentages of their shares outstanding of ~27%, ~2%, and ~2%, respectively.

The Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X ETF (ERX) is a leveraged ETF that invests in domestic companies from the energy sector.

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