Short interest in Whiting Petroleum stock

On June 23, 2017, Whiting Petroleum’s (WLL) short interest ratio, or its short interest as a percentage of float, was ~17.0%. WLL’s short interest ratio was ~12.6% in January 2017.

The Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock

The above graph shows that while the short interest ratio in Whiting Petroleum stock has risen significantly since the start of 2017, its stock has fallen considerably in the same period.

Whiting Petroleum stock was trading at $12.64 on January 3, 2017, and $5.40 on June 23, 2017.

Peer comparison

Whiting Petroleum’s peers Cimarex Energy (XEC), Oasis Petroleum (OAS), and Continental Resources (CLR) have short interest ratios of ~2.8%, ~16.0%, and ~22.0%, respectively. These companies account for 4.0% of the iShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (IEO).

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