On July 18, 2017, Cabot Oil & Gas’s (COG) short interest as a percentage of float, or short interest ratio, was ~4.7%. At the beginning of the year, its short interest ratio was 4.2%.
As you can see in the above graph, Cabot Oil & Gas stock and the short interest ratio in its stock increased since the beginning of this year. Cabot Oil & Gas stock closed at $25.37 on July 17, 2017—compared to $22.98 on January 3, 2017.
Cabot Oil & Gas’s peers EQT (EQT), Antero Resources (AR), and Noble Energy (NBL) have short interest ratios of ~13%, ~10%, and ~3.4%, respectively. All of these companies make up 2.4% of the iShares North American Natural Resources ETF (IGE).
To learn more about what to expect from EQT’s 2Q17 earnings, read How EQT’s 2Q17 and the RICE Deal Could Impact the Stock.