Short interest in WLL stock
Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) short interest ratio (short interest as a percentage of float) on February 17, 2017, was ~12.9%. Its short interest ratio at the beginning of this year was 12.5%.
The graph above shows that WLL’s short interest ratio had dropped and then risen since the start of this year. The stock, however, has dropped consistently since the beginning of this year.
Whiting Petroleum’s stock price was $12.64 on January 3, 2017, and $11.11 on February 17, 2017.
In comparison, WLL’s peers Oasis Petroleum (OAS), Cimarex Energy (XEC), and Continental Resources (CLR) have short interest ratios of ~15.3%, 2.4%, and ~21.6%, respectively. These companies make up 4% of the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO).
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