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What Are the Short Interest Trends in Whiting Stock?

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Short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock

On March 24, 2017, Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) short interest ratio, or its short interest as a percentage of its float, was ~12.2%. Its short interest ratio 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 level as it was at the beginning of the year. However, its stock has fallen consistently since that time.

Whiting Petroleum’s stock price was $12.64 on January 3, 2017, and $8.22 on March 24, 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 ~17.1%, ~2.7%, and ~23%, respectively. These companies account for 4% of the iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO).

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