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Analyzing Short Interest Trends in Oasis Petroleum’s Stock

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Feb. 20 2017, Updated 9:06 a.m. ET

Short interest in Oasis Petroleum’s shares

On February 15, 2017, the short interest as a percentage of its float (or short interest ratio) in Oasis Petroleum (OAS) stock was 15.3%. Its short interest ratio at the start of this year was 16%.

Oasis Petroleum’s stock price during these two periods was $15.14 on January 3, 2017, and $14.41 on February 12, 2017.

By comparison, Oasis Petroleum’s peers Cimarex Energy (XEC), Hess (HES), and Newfield Exploration (NFX) have short interest ratios of ~2.4%, ~10.3%, and ~2.3%, respectively.

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