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Exploring the Short Interest Trends in Apache Stock

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Short interest in Apache’s shares

On February 15, 2017, Apache’s (APA) short interest as a percentage of its float (short interest ratio) was ~5.6%. Its short interest ratio at the beginning of the year was 5.4%.

Apache’s stock price was $63.78 on January 3, 2017, and $55.59 on February 15, 2017. As we can see in the graph above, Apache’s stock price and short interest ratio have mostly moved in opposite directions.

Apache’s peers Anadarko Petroleum (APC) and Hess Corporation (HES) have short interest ratios of ~1.6% and ~10.3%, respectively. These companies make up 4.6% of the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE).

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