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What Are the Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock?

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Short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock

On March 17, 2017, Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) short interest ratio (short interest as a percentage of float) was ~12.7%. It was ~12.6% at the beginning of the year.

The above graph shows that the short interest ratio in Whiting Petroleum stock is mostly at the same levels as the beginning of the year. However, WLL stock has fallen consistently during that period.

The price of WLL stock was $12.64 on January 3, 2017, and $9.16 on March 17, 2017.

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Peer comparison

In comparison, Whiting Petroleum’s peers Oasis Petroleum (OAS), Cimarex Energy (XEC), and Continental Resources (CLR) have short interest ratios of ~16.7%, ~2.8%, and ~22.0%, respectively. These companies account for 4.0% of the iShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO).

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