Short interest in Kosmos Energy stock
On May 15, 2017, Kosmos Energy’s (KOS) total shares shorted (or short interest) stood at ~32.4 million, and its average daily volume was ~14.3 million.
The short interest ratio in KOS stock is ~9.56x. The 52-week range for the short interest ratio in KOS stock is 5.99x–14.45x.
The current short interest in KOS stock as a percentage of its shares outstanding is increasing rapidly. Right now, it’s on the higher side at ~8.4% compared to all the other upstream companies included in the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).
Since the start of 2017, short interest in Kosmos Energy stock as a percentage of its shares outstanding has risen from ~4.1% to ~8.4%, despite the ~4% rise in its stock price.
Other upstream players
Other upstream companies such as Diamondback Energy (FANG), Marathon Oil (MRO), and Murphy Oil (MUR) have short interests as percentages of their shares outstanding of ~4.2%, ~4.7%, and ~15.3%, respectively.
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