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Shorting Whiting Petroleum: Short Interest Trends in WLL Stock

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Short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock

On April 13, 2017, Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) short interest ratio (short interest as a percentage of float) was ~12.2%. Its short interest ratio was ~12.6% at the beginning of the year.

The above graph shows how the short interest ratio of Whiting Petroleum’s stock is around the same level as it was at the beginning of the year. However, its stock price has fallen consistently since the beginning of the year.

Whiting Petroleum’s stock price was $12.64 on January 3, 2017, and was $8.56 on April 13, 2017.

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Peer comparisons

By comparison, peers Oasis Petroleum (OAS), Cimarex Energy (XEC), and Continental Resources (CLR) have short interest ratios of ~16.3%, ~2.9%, and ~22%, respectively. These companies account for 4% of the iShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO).

To learn more about Whiting Petroleum, check out Market Realist’s Must-Read Insights into Whiting Petroleum’s Key Fundamentals.

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